- Philadelphia, PA
- Travels up to 200 miles
You may have seen Dave on NBC's America's Got Talent. Dave presents a One Man Sideshow of juggling, comedy and vaudeville. Fun for the whole family with lots of audience participation.
Dave's show can be customized to fit your needs. For family audiences Dave presents a fun juggling show that entertains the children with his skills and keeps the adults laughing with his irreverent humor. For adults Dave can feature death defying circus stunts like fire eating, a bed of nails or walking on broken glass in his bare feet.
Dave's list of skills includes sword swallowing, unicycling, plate spinning, lasso, bullwhip and more.
He was excellent but I only got an hour and paid for an hour and half. Didn't want to start something. He should of communicated to me
How he's going to use his time
David Darwin was just the perfect addition of our post prom party. He arrived on time and went right to entertaining. The whole process from start to finish was flawless and I would highly recommend him for your party. You will be amazed!
David put on a great show! There was continuous entertainment and one more awesome than the last. I laughed so hard that tears were streaming down my face! Everyone kept asking how I found my Entertainment and I said "Gigsalad"!! Thanks !!!!
The clients at my adult day care center and the staff really enjoyed David's performance. Everyone was laughing at his jokes while he performed. He rode a unicycle and juggled, swallowed a sword, danced with a Chinese yo-yo, and much more! I would definitely recommend David for your next event!
David arrived early and entertained the crowd for hours. Along with being fun to watch, he also engaged and made my guests laugh.
He made me look good for hiring him.
Price Range: $300-1200
Gig Length: 2 - 75 minutes
Insurance: $5,000,000 - Liability for damage to property, fire damage and injury
What to Expect
I can perform stage shows or strolling entertainment.
When I was 9 years old, I decided I wanted to be a stand-up comedian. Not when I grew up, mind you, right away. Since there aren't many comedy venues available when you are 9, I decided I would sell jokes door to door. I went around my neighborhood knocking on doors and telling people I was selling jokes at 10 cents a joke. One guy actually fell down laughing when he heard this, so I charged him and surprisingly, he paid. I made a little over $4 that day and ever since I have been making people laugh until they gave me money.
I learned to juggle in high school and began performing part-time while getting a degree in journalism form Penn State. By the time I graduated in 2000 I decided I didn't want to get a day job. I was just going to perform full-time. I've never worked a real job, I'm very proud of that.
In 2006 I was a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent. In the first round I did my comedy contortion routine. In the semi-finals I sang "The Masochism Tango" by Tom Lehrer while performing many of my sideshow skills. I was assisted in the second round by the lovely and talented Melissa Forgione. Because while I am a One Man Sideshow, it takes two to tango. I didn't win the million dollars, that's why I'm here.
In my family show, I like to perform for ages 5 and up. I try to make my show fun for the whole family. The parents often laugh harder than the kids.
In my adult show; suitable for theaters, comedy clubs, colleges, etc., I do some dangerous stunts not suitable for young children. Walking on broken glass, lying on a bed of nails, or having a cinderblock smashed over my chest are some of my more spectacular stunts. My comedy is always clean regardless of which show I'm doing. I always customize my show to the audience, so it's always appropriate.
Additional Booking Notes
I typically need at least 30 minutes to set up my stage show. An hour is preferable.
I need an electrical outlet within 30 feet of where I will be performing.
I need 10' by 15' for my full, hour-long, stage show. Less is acceptable for a shorter show.
Past Booked Events
|December 28, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|May 07, 2016||Prom/After Prom|
|September 19, 2015||Religious Celebration|
|August 29, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 14, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
Influences & Inspiration
Penn & Teller, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Michael Moschen, Cirque du Soleil, The Flaming Idiots, Mark Nizer, Todd Robbins.
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