Thomas John's Childrens Show for Grown-ups

Why book Thomas John's Childrens Show for Grown-ups?

Thomas John is a juggler. He has performed all over the world. He has been a headliner in comedy clubs, on cruise-ships, and was even a finalist on season 6 of America's Got Talent. Thomas does everything and is the perfect entertainer for your event. Probably.



Great show!

Our family is just back from a show Thomas John did at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes. He was brilliant. Talented, funny, sweet and leaves you wanting more. I stumbled on this site searching for where else we could see him without waiting until he returns next year.

Reviewer: Laurie M.
Event: Concert Venue in Point Reyes Station, CA
Event Date: Jul 31, 2011

Review by Rajesh

Great sense of humor - witty but not overbearing or cliche. Connects very well with the audience.

Reviewer: Rajesh
Event: Private Party in San Francisco, CA
Event Date: May 29, 2011

Review by Erin U.

Only got to see an 8-minute act today at a performer showcase, but he...was...hilarious! There was a little boy who was heckling him like crazy and he made it even funnier. I can't wait to book him for a real show. Fantastic!

Reviewer: Erin U.
Event: Private Party in Fremont, CA
Event Date: Feb 5, 2011

Review by Scott S. J.

Thomas John is one of the funniest performers I have ever seen. He is great for all ages. His comical wit is very good for both children, and for adults. He has improv wit, physical and visual comedy all rolled into one amazing show, and their is never a dull moment in his routine. I would recommend him to anyone! His is a very joyful talented performer, and if you disagree, then I just feel sorry for ya! Please note that the comedy was in fact hilarious, and not just your average mickey mouse type stuff. I found my self laughing out loud the entire time! I too was also pulled out from the audience and I had a blast preforming with him. He is very original and creative and is not your typical juggler performer.Yay Thomas John!

Reviewer: Scott S. J.
Event: Private Party in Burlingame, CA
Event Date: Dec 19, 2010

Review by Laura G.

Thomas was a great entertainer for my 4-year-old son's birthday party. He was very funny for adults and the kids of many ages. His juggling was totally integrated into a fun show. He's talented as a juggler, comedian, and balloon artist. He successfully drew in the crowd, put people at ease, and "read" the group and modified his act to respond to what the kids wanted.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Laura G.
Event: Birthday Party in Berkeley, CA
Event Date: Oct 16, 2010
Hired As: Balloon Twister, Comedian, Juggler

Review by Cassie

I was with my Theater Group performing at the SF Theater Arts Festival when we stumbled across Thomas John. He was a wonderful person to talk to and he blew are minds when we watched him perform. We had to stop doing our stunts so we could watch him do his own. Thomas John is a hoot! If his ticks don't amaze you his wit will.

Reviewer: Cassie
Event: Festival in San Francisco, CA
Event Date: Aug 8, 2010

Review by Jessica R.

Thomas John gave an amazing performance!
I'm so glad I stopped to watch his unexpectedly hilarious act.
He chose me to be an 'assistant' during the show, and even though I am clearly not competent at assisting a juggling act it was really fun.

Reviewer: Jessica R.
Event: Festival in Hayward, CA
Event Date: Jun 17, 2010

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 60 minutes
  • Fee: $150-2000


Thomas John is the creator of the Bay Area's only Children's Show for Adults. A blend of humor, skill, and wit that will leave you laughing and wondering if that was meant for adults, or the kids. The show opens with Thomas' wonderful three to seven ball routine. It begins with a impressive show of skill with classic three ball tricks as well as some quick comedy. He then moves onto some very impressive five ball juggling finishing with a seven ball run. The show then takes a turn away from traditional juggling shows with Thomas' glockenspiel routine. A failed audition attempt for Juliard, Thomas plays a few tunes using only the glockenspiel, a ping-pong ball, and his mouth. The rest of the show includes five club juggling, a re-enactment of a few monster movies with terrified marshmallows as the extras, an modern reinterpretation of an ancient Chinese art,and a partner finale involving a strip tease, machetes, and a rolla bolla.

Additional Booking Notes

Minimum of 10’ deep by 10’ wide stage or raised performance space, ideally bigger.
- A stable performance space free of clutter, cords, and podiums.
- 12’ high or greater ceilings.
- There needs to be a way for audience members to get on stage with
- has his own microphone that can be patched into the house sound.
- has his own music that he controls from stage.
- 2 XLR inputs.
- Set up is best done before the event and before guests arrive.
Backstage Needs
- A space to change and access to a bathroom.
- A warm up space to juggling and stretch out away from the audience is always helpful.

Thomas John's Childrens Show for Grown-ups

Thomas John started juggling at a young age and quickly found his passion. Passion soon led to compulsion and Thomas began performing soon after he learned to juggle. He floundered through many shows while honing his craft and also attending a liberal arts college. Somewhere in the jumble of things Thomas was also a visual artist. After two years struggling to find himself, Thomas made the leap and moved to San Francisco to attend the Clown Conservatory. Before starting his training at the Clown Conservatory, Thomas spent one year street performing. He had a trial by fire, doing thousands of successful and un-successful shows for many diverse audiences. After training for two years at the Clown Conservatory Thomas solidified his identity as a performer, incorporating the wit he appreciated at his liberal arts college, his visual arts background, and his new found passion for the circus. After more than fifteen years creating visual arts, five years studying literature, and a few years juggling Thomas finally started his career as a performer. Since he began creating work in 2004 Thomas has performed all over the country: street performing, in fairs and festivals, and corporate events. Thomas regularly performs his 30 minute solo show at Pier 39 in the Fisherman’s Wharf of San Francisco.

The team providing the talent:

Thomas John


Influences & Inspiration

The Pickle Family Circus, Tim Kelly, The Rasypini Brothers, Jim Jackson, and many others.

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Thomas John's Childrens Show for Grown-ups to find out what their setup requirements are.

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