World-class juggling, amazing feats of strength and flexibility, and hilarious audience interaction. Great for the entire family! With over 25 years of experience, Matt’s professionalism and remarkable ability to engage an audience is a rare find in Central Texas.
Also available for roaming entertainment, juggling workshops, and motivational school programs.
Matt Tardy has performed all over the globe, including the Atlantis Resort, Disney Cruise Lines, and even The White House on three separate occasions. He has appeared on David Letterman, CBS’s The Early Show, Inside Edition, and CBS Sunday Morning.
Matt performed at our alumni dinner held at the Austin Public Library in April 2019. He engaged with the crowd, performed fascinating stunts, and had everyone enjoying his performance. He is definitely someone you want to hire at your next event!
Response from Matt Tardy : Stunt Juggler:
Thank you for the wonderful review, Nancy! I had an awesome time performing at your event!
I’ve worked along side Matt at several events. He had great props. He works the crowd well and he has some crazy juggling moves I’ve never see before. I definitely recommend him.
Matt was wonderful to work with! He is very responsive to communications, flexible and professional. We were all blown away by his juggling talents and his funny banter with the audience was a great, unexpected bonus. He is a fabulous entertainer and would be perfect for any corporate, private or school event for all ages.
Wonderful work! Everyone at our holiday party was especially entertained by the child stilt walkers.
Very professional, on time, and great entertainment. Would hire him again.
Matt is an amazing and high-energy performer! I book him regularly for performances at our library. I don't want to describe him as just a juggler because that can conjure images of slapstick comedy. Instead Matt is a skilled stunt juggler, performing cool stunts and contortions. By the end of the show, every kid wants to be able to do the awesome tricks Matt has shown them. I've also booked Matt for juggling workshops, where he teaches the kids how to juggle in a playful and fun manner that is well-received by the participants! Matt knows how to play to a big crowd as well as talk one-on-one with a child struggling with learning to juggle. He is dependable and always punctual and I also appreciate Matt's ability to put together an invoice.
Matt was terrific to work with! Not only was he very entertaining, he tailored his performance to exactly what we wanted and was a delight to work with.
We have had Matt several times at the Larry J. Ringer Library and every time he comes, the community loves him. He is always early, gives a great show, and will stay amazing even in any situation (especially when our outside sprinklers came on during his show and then a lightning storm rolled in).
We've had him perform before large audiences and he also led a juggling class for our teens and tweens. He was patient, kind, and a lot of fun with the older kids. He connects with all ages.
Matt has a great sense of humor. His kids are now in the act and they're amazing and funny also.
He's definitely worth booking!
What to Expect
I present a high-energy stunt show filled with clean comedy, audience interaction, and world-class juggling. My show can vary in length, from 5min-45min, depending on your needs.
If you are looking for walk around entertainment, I can incorporate a wide variety of stunts like interactive juggling, light-up LED juggling, and even sword juggling, fire juggling/eating/breathing by special request. For an extra fee my two amazing protege stilt-walkers can accompany me!
I also offer motivational school programs that will grab students’ attention with high-energy stunts while showing them the importance of having a healthy mind and body. I also have a great anti-bullying program and can tailor my message to fit your needs.
Matthew Tardy started his performing career, alongside his brother, in 1994 as young teenagers. They grew up in a small town in Maine where they presented some sketch comedy at a local community talent show. They were seen by local physical comedian Michael Miclon, who noticed their natural rapport with the audience and invited them to apprentice and tour with him. The apprenticeship opened many doors including the opportunity to train extensively at the Celebration Barn Theater with Mime Master Tony Montanaro as well as Broadway comedians, gold-medal jugglers, and Cirque du Soleil performers.
By the age of 16, Matthew was performing full-time as a professional juggler, circus artist, and musician. In the last 24 years, Matt has performed all over the globe, including the Atlantis Resort, Disney Cruise Lines, and even The White House on three separate occasions. He has appeared on David Letterman, CBS’s The Early Show, Inside Edition, and CBS Sunday Morning.
Past and present projects include:
Solo-Performing Artist of Matt Tardy: Stunt Juggler. Featuring family shows, corporate events, and educational outreach programs in Central Texas and surrounding areas.
Co-Creator / Performer / Musical Director of AudioBody. An award-winning electronic circus performance. Also, one of the country’s best selling independent musical artists in 2006.
Co-creator / Performer of The Tardy Brothers. A two-person world-class juggling and comedy show.
Co-Owner / Operator of The Theater of Awesome. Ranked #1 attraction in Freeport by TripAdvisor.
Creative Assistant / Engineer / Musical Director / Performer of EepyBird. Emmy nominated viral video company and multiple world-record holders.
Additional Booking Notes
I bring all necessary equipment for my performance.
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 20, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|July 10, 2019 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Camp Event|
|April 17, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|March 13, 2019 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Festival|
|February 01, 2019 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|October 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Halloween Party|
|October 21, 2018 • 10:30am - 12:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 29, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Festival|
|September 08, 2018–September 09, 2018 • 5:30pm - 1:30am||Worship Service|
|February 23, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||School Assembly|
|December 08, 2017 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|October 28, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|October 27, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Campus Event|
|October 04, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 27, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 24, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Product Promotion|
Influences & Inspiration
Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, Penn and Teller, W.C. Fields,
I bring all necessary props and sound equipment for stage shows. My only request is to have a minimum of 10'x10' space to perform. With a ceiling height no lower than 8'.