2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

COMEDY/VARIETÉ PERFORMERS

This page is under construction as we confirm the artists for the 2024 festival!  Check back often to see the most current list of performers for the 2024 Moisture Festival.

A Unicycle Built For Two

Nick & Wendy Harden are A Unicycle Built for Two. They bring together the unicycle, acrobatics, and light-hearted romance. The Seattle Met called their act a “can’t-miss.” Time Out New...

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Alex Zerbe

With the energy of 1,000 suns, The Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band....

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Anastasiia Popsulis

Anastasia Popsulis is originally from Ukraine, She left before the war started and performed with a Ukrainian circus show in Basel, Germany. There, she worked with the help of Ukrainian...

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Avery Cluff

Avery has been climbing things since before she could walk, so it is no surprise that she fell in love with aerial arts early on. She grew up in Oakland,...

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Avi and Alexander

Avi Kritzman is an award winning circus artist and foot juggler from the Chicago Area. Avi fell in love with the circus at the age of 23, immediately after his...

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Avner the Eccentric

Avner Eisenberg was one of a handful of performers, including The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Penn and Teller, and Bill Irwin, who arrived on and off Broadway in the early 1980s...

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Baby Gramps

According to an article in the special issue City of Music in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is acknowledged as one of the top 50 most influential musicians in the...

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ben nemzer

Ben Nemzer

Ben has a resumé filled with excitement and Fortune 500 clients and has graced the stages of NYC’s longest running off-Broadway magic show, Las Vegas, and at both the world-famous...

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Benjamin and Thom and Thom and Benjamin

Benjamin and Thom and Thom and Benjamin

With careers that span from the United States and Canada, across Europe and the Indian subcontinent, and all the way to Australia, it’s all been practice for the day they...

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Bill Robison

Bill Robison is a physical comedian. His performances are a synthesis of outlandish comedy, an elastic face, a penchant for the absurd and a reckless sense of abandon. He has...

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Booby Trap Players

The Boobies have giggled audiences from Seattle to Vegas, while performing new and old burlesque comedy sketches.

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Caroline Georgia Wright

Caroline Georgia Wright

Caroline (Callie) is a Boston-based aerialist who has performed with companies across the US and internationally including CirquOvation!, Boston Circus Guild and Cirque du Soleil. She is one half of...

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Cassandra

Cassandra

Cassandra has made her home on stage since she was a small child, and is her favorite place in the world to be! She creates an unforgettable performances that thrill...

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Cate Great!

What can be said about the Cate Great! Show that isn’t in the name? Cate blends high-end circus with unique comedy. You will be charmed by her wit and astounded...

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Circus Luminescence

Circus Luminescence presents the innovative and gold medal winning duo of Eli March and Scramble James. Their energetic, contemporary vaudeville show includes award-winning partner juggling, breathtaking acrobatics, epic combination tricks,...

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Colin Creveling

Colin Creveling

Colin Creveling A crafty clown with the flair of an escape artist, he transports you to the mercurial reaches of your imagination. Raised in the heart of the midwest, he...

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Creosote

Creosote is the dynamic accordion duo with renowned Seattle accordionists Jamie Maschler and Gabriel Hall-Rodrigues, together they create original and Brazilian music inspired arrangements with a unique and endearing twist....

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Daring Jones Duo

The Daring Jones Duo of Flynn Creek Circus consists of  David Jones and Blaze Birge. Having trained with  a 5th generation Romanian circus family in the U.K, Blaze and David...

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Doc Sprinsock & the SANCApators

Doc Sprinsock and the SANCApators are the fabulously eclectic house band for SANCA, the Seattle circus school. When Fabio Sprinsock was born on a cold, gray Seattle morning, he was...

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Dr. Owl

You guys! … Dr. Owl has nearly 100 species of houseplants! Okay, that has nothing to do with the performances that he’ll present at this year’s Moisture Festival. He has...

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Dream Frohe and PJ Perry

Dream Frohe and PJ Perry

PJ and Dream came together in 2012 and have been hoisting each other regularly ever since. Both passionate about their unique and challenging solo projects, they’ve found it fun and...

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Duo Rose

The passionate, romantic trapeze performance of Duo Rose combines unique dynamic elements with aerial contortion. The seamless flow of highly technical skills and intense passion creates a fluid aerial ballet...

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Duo Sexy Biscuit

Terry and Hana have been circus partners since the beginning of 2023. Terry is an multi-talented circus performer specializing in ropes while Hana is a trained flyer and hand-balancer. They...

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Duo Shadow

Duo Shadow

DuoShadow (Rachel Barringer & Caroline Wright) has performed with Santa’s Circus, CirqueUs!, and the Boston Circus Guild. Caroline has performed across the US and internationally for many years, including with...

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ElectricBonsaiBand

Electric Bonsai Band

Electric Bonsai Band is neither electric nor a band…it’s actually singer/songwriter Andrew Ratshin, and his acoustic guitar. Best known as a member of, and principal songwriter for, the group Uncle...

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Eric Haines’ One Man Band

Eric Haines is a modern, old-timey, hilarious, beloved, world-traveling one-man band. Haines has appeared on The Gong Show and Dr. Demento, and he’s opened for Weird Al Yankovic, Neal McCoy,...

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Eric James

Bio Coming Soon

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Faeble Kievman

Faeble Kievman is an internationally recognized clown, circus artist, and all around weirdly wonderful human. He has performed multiple social circus tours with the Big Underwear Social Tour through Mexico...

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Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra

Originally the Freiberg Philharmonium, the Fremont Philharmonic couldn’t get a gig in town, as everyone in the little Alsatian town was in the band. Neighboring villages suspected with so much...

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Georgetown Orbits

Georgetown Orbits

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional ska and soulful reggae. One of the few bands to pay tribute to the golden era of Jamaican ska and reggae...

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Giselle Gabrielle Garcia

Giselle Garcia gained her undergraduate degree at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and moved on to the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. Her interest in...

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Go Janes

The Go Janes feature ukulele, guitar, and generous doses of delicious harmony. Arni Adler, Patrice O’Neill, and Kathleen Tracy (pictured left to right) have decades of experience as performers, visual...

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Godfrey Daniels

Godfrey Daniels

Moisture Festival regulars know Godfrey Daniels as one of our own. We’ve met his family and learned his ways. We’ve come to know what frustrates him and what makes him...

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Harry Levine aka Kuzma Karamazov

Kuzma believes that laughter may be the only medicine that everyone can afford.  After years of analysis, his theory on comedy can be summed up as follows:  Quantity.  In 1984,...

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Henrik Bothe

Henrik performs a “Physical Comedy Show” that spans from plate spinning a la the Ed Sullivan Show to comedy magic and juggling such as escaping a straitjacket while riding a...

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Iman Lizarazu

Iman Lizarazu

Iman Lizarazu was born in a small village in the Basque region of France, where her family has lived for over 800 years. ************************************* Iman’s early years were spent in...

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India & Marigold

INDIA OSEBOLD is a budding performer who brought Marigold to life through her ventriloquism act that first debuted at the Oregon Country Fair and was reprised for last year’s Moisture...

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JR Rhodes

J.R. Rhodes

From her first open-mic performances at the O.K. Hotel in Seattle, to her performances at Benaroya Hall, J.R.’s belief in the transformative power of music are distilled into songs of...

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Jason Webley

The Wikipedia entry on Jason Webley describes his music as a combination of folk, gypsy, and punk. It goes on to say that he quit his day job in the...

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Jet Black Pearl

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam spent many years in the south of France before settling in Portland in 2014. She has performed on...

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Jim Page

The great Utah Phillips once said: “Jim Page’s songs get right to the point. He looks at the world clearly and reports what he sees with compassion, humor and a...

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Karen Quest – Cowgirl Tricks

Dubbed “America’s Funniest Cowgirl”, Karen has been blazing a trail since 1998 with her one-woman Cowgirl Tricks comedy show. Skillful trick roping, whip cracking and improvisational kooky cowgirl shenanigans have...

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Katie Lynch

Katie is a Pacific Northwest based multidisciplinary circus artist who seeks to inspire through creative movement; both grounded and gravity defying. She opened an aerial studio in Gig Harbor, WA...

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Kevin Joyce

Kevin’s Sylvester Dickey character has been a beloved Moisture Festival host for a decade. An actor, host, show producer and musician, Kevin composed the Festival’s interactive “Moisture Song”, with the...

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Kiki The Crab

Kiki Cosmosis is an interdimensional ecdysiast from Seattle WA. Since 2011 she’s been transforming cosmic inspiration into sensuous acts of artistic elation. This award winning multi-undisciplinary artist is known for...

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Leah Jones and Emma Curtiss

Leah Jones and Emma Curtiss

Emma Curtiss has been performing in the Seattle area for the last decade or so. Her core discipline is Cyr Wheel, but she also specializes in Aerial Fabric, Aerial hoop,...

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Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein

Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein has performed his unique cowboy comedy show in 35 different countries around the world. You’ll see slapdash physical comedy and spoken comedy channeled through Louie’s modern western...

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Lindsay Benner

Lindsay Benner is a beloved staple in the US variety arts scene. She mixes classic vaudeville tricks with a theatrical, seductive spin that gives her audience a unique and memorable...

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Louie Foxx

Louie Foxx

Louie Foxx celebrated his interest in childish pursuits even before the birth of his child gave him “… a valid excuse to go to the zoo once a week and...

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Manny Manstands

Manny has been stealing hearts with his upside-down antics across the Pacific Northwest since 2018. He is a full time cast member of Mimosa’s Cabaret in Seattle, where you can...

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Maria Margiyeva

Maria Margiyeva

Maria was born in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of 7 she began her career as an athlete of rhythmic gymnastics on the Club Dynamo of Kiev coached by Vera...

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Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward has been a variety arts performer since 1990. He is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team, and a Spin Top Champion. His...

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Martika

Martika

Internationally renowned and motivationally captivating, Martika the one woman stunt show hails from Kansas City, MO. Born into a military family, Martika began traveling the world at a young age. She...

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Master Payne

Master Payne once again has made the long and arduous journey from the mysterious realm of Wallingford so that he can grace the stage at the Moisture Festival and entertain...

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Mateo

Mateo

Mathieu is a highly skilled performer with 30 years of athletic and acrobatic experience. An insatiable human to further his skill and push the human body to new limits. He...

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Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison presents; “VENTASTIC – Reimagining the Art of Ventriloquism” From Victoria, BC Canada, Michael is an extraordinarily talented ventriloquist, comedian and master showman who combines his many talents in...

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michael preston

Michael Preston

For a decade he toured the world as one of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, which included three different runs on Broadway. With them he collaborated on and performed 9 different...

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Mister YooWho

Moshe Cohen (Mr YooWho) creates, performs and teaches in the world of ‘the funny.’  For 40+ years now, he has pursued excellence in the elusive art form called Clown, seeking...

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Montana von Fliss

Montana von Fliss

Montana von Fliss is a giant fan of the Moisture Festival and of you too, for supporting and attending the Moisture Festival! She has been stepping onstage for over 30...

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MP Letourneau

MP (Mary Pat Letourneau) is an award-winning choreographer and performance artist with 8 years of experience performing nationwide as a contortionist, pole artist, aerialist, and dancer. In this capacity, she toured the...

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Mud Bay Jugglers

Masters of levity is several senses of the term. Mud Bay has brought their innovative approach to juggling for over 40 years now. They’ve passed some of their knowledge and...

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Naked Truth

The Naked Truth show band. Their name? We looked up Naked Truth on the internet and found this story explaining the source of that idiom since the late 1500s: Truth...

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Paul Draper

Paul Draper is a Comedy Presenter, Mind-Reader, and Speaker who has appeared on the History Channel, A&E, HBO, Hallmark, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Pawn Stars,...

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Phina Pipia

Phina Pipia

Hailed as “impossible to resist,” by the Montreal Gazette, “terrific,” by the New York Times, “enchanting” by the Twin Cities’ Pioneer Press, and “imaginative, intelligent, and strangely mesmerizing” by the...

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Rachel Barringer

Rachel Barringer is an aerialist and contortionist based in New England. She performs on aerial hoop, silks, rope, multi-codes, and aerial straps. She is one half of DuoShadow with Caroline...

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Reggie Garrett & Christine Gunn

Reggie Garrett & Christine Gunn

Reggie Garrett (vocals & guitar) & Christine Gunn (cello) are a musical duo of unparalleled emotion and virtuosity.  Reggie’s lyricism in his explorations of the variety and subtlety of human experience are...

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Ricardo Sosa

Ricardo Sosa

Ricardo Sosa is son of a singer, and as a teenager he enrolled in the Yuri Mandich Circus School in Havana, where he graduated with a remarkable hand-balancing and contortion...

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Ron W. Bailey

This Cheshire cat grin comes to my face when I watch the artists in the shows at the Moisture Festival. Seems like I was always drawn to skills, skits and...

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rosemary le

Rosemary Le

Rosemary Le, PhD is an aerial artist specializing in the aerial cyr wheel and aerial hoop.  She grew up with a varied movement background of dance, gymnastics, swimming, and martial...

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sadye and Poki

Sadye & Poki

Sadye Osterloh has been a giant ham since the moment she was born. Or was it a turkey? As a nationally and internationally touring circus artist, she has a passion for...

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snatch adams

Snatch Adams

A childhood spent traveling with the circus has produced the burlesque babe of buffoonery!  Combining classic skills such as knife-juggling and unicycling with the art of the tease, internationally-known Snatch...

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Spencer Androli

Spencer Androli

Spencer Androli is a professional juggler who holds 8 world records. He has also won 3 Juggling World Championships. In 2023, he was voted #1 in the Top 40 Jugglers...

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Splinter

Splinter Dance Company

Splinter Dance Company, under the umbrella of ajusticenetwork and the fiscal sponsorship of Shunpike, is composed of a diverse group of professional dancers from Seattle who have come together to...

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Steffon Moody

As a founding member of the acclaimed UMO Ensemble and performer for New York’s Big Apple Circus, Steffon is embedded in a network of amazing performers and artists, and has...

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Steve Owens

14-Time Award Winning magician Steve Owens has appeared on National TV around the World in places like China, Egypt, Thailand, and NBC Prime time in the USA..  He also represented...

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Stevie Coyle

Stevie Coyle’s dear Granny was a pianist in the heyday of vaudeville, his mother played in mandolin orchestras during the 1930s and his father ran a radio station in southern...

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Thunder

Thunder – Your Fiendishly Funny Friend

Bio Coming Soon

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Uncle Bonsai

Seattle super-harmonizers UNCLE BONSAI are the Tim Burtons of folk music – dark and hilarious, but with moments of great insight and beauty. With three strong voices and a guitar,...

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Valentina

Valentina is a life long performer, choreographer, award-winning educator and coach. Most recently she won a gold medal at 2020 Крылья/ Wings International Aerial Festival for her innovative tension chains...

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Wendy Harden

Wendy Harden

Wendy grew up in Northern California balancing on logs, chasing butterflies and twirling bouquets of flowers. Now, Wendy lives in Seattle, balances on her husband’s head, chases after her 2...

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Wren the Juggler

Wren has been entertaining audiences of all ages in Northwest Washington for over a decade by sharing his genuine love of juggling from fairs to corporate events, traveling circuses to...

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yo yo guy

Yo-Yo Guy

John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy! He has performed his unique high-energy comedy yo-yo show in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan, holds the world yo-yo champion title and...

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zoom —– Moisture Festival Volunteer Staff

This is a photo of a fraction of the many volunteers that worked together to pull off a recent Moisture Festival. Many of these hard working happy folk will be...

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