As a boy growing up in Berlin, young Hilby exhibited no particular talents other than making funny faces at strangers and, as Hilby himself describes it, "breezing rhyzmically." When people began to call him a grown-up he packed up his old kit bag, gave his mom a big kiss on the cheek, and set out on a journey that was to lead him all over the world. Hilby travelled across the European continent to Asia. One of the talents he learned along the way was juggling and from that day forward his social life took a distinct downward turn as countless weeks went by during which he wouldn't listen to anybody but his own inner voice saying, "Come on Hilby, you can do it!"
Hilby perfected his art on the road--from his first performance on the famous Islamabad Friday Market to Lhasa, Tibet, from Calcutta to Bangkok, Pnom Penh to Hong Kong, where he was finally arrested for reasons that are still a mystery. Was it the shock of the sudden introduction of humor into the soon-to-be Chinese enclave? Or the sheer lunacy of Hilby's antics which inspired a major traffic jam?
Hilby creates unforgettable moments for his audiences with such death-defying feats as The New Schrubber Schrubb Schrubb of Doom, in which he juggles an electric powered hedge trimmer, a bowling ball and a flaming beanie baby. Hilby presents a show without boundaries in which artistry and anarchy are blended into utter hilarity. A lot of Hilby's inspiration comes from watching the children in his community at play, learning from them how to look at the world with eyes full of curiosity. As Hilby says, "See you out there somewhere! Just remember to keep breezing rhyzmically."