2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

COMEDY/VARIETÉ PERFORMERS

 

These are the artists who are booked so far for the 2022 Seattle Moisture Festival.  Artists continue to be added, so check back.

AcroBritt

Brittany Walsh, a.k.a. AcroBritt, is a world record holder in acrobatic archery and has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not featured an...

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Amy Engelhardt

AMY ENGELHARDT fell in love with the Pacific Northwest as the sole female member of Grammy-nominated, Seattle-based vocal quartet The Bobs from 1998-2011. And as Mother Superior of the (satanic)...

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Armitage Shanks

             Armitage Shanks, The Carny Preacher (aka David Crellin) Grateful to be back at the Moisture Festival…for my 14th year! What a long, strange trip it’s...

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Avner the Eccentric

Avner Eisenberg was one of a handful of 1970s street performers who took their acts into theaters and, along with the Flying Karamazov Brothers and others, gave birth to the...

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Benedikt Negro

Benedikt Negro is a pantomime and clown who has starred in Cirque du Soleil’s water show, “O”.  He trained at Die Etage School for the Performing Arts in Berlin. Originally...

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Bri Crabtree

Gravity ceases to exist, the “laws” of motion become mere “suggestions,” and the crowd is transported into a world of recaptured wonder with San Francisco performing artist Bri Crabtree. Combining...

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Caela Bailey

Caela Bailey; the Gutter Queen. Born into the infamous vaudeville troupe The Royal Famille DuCaniveaux, she practically sang her first words in front of an audience and has spent much...

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Charlie Brown

If you catch Charlie Brown off stage and you and he have the time, try to get him to tell you a story of his travels. Some of the experiences...

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Charly Castors

Charly was born in the heart of Paris to the fifth generation of his family in show business. Charly and his brothers Toly and Eddy make up the acrobatic trio...

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Chicken Sinatra

Principally bred in the remote wilds of Austria for personal pleasure, a few have seen the sights of Paris, and this one never looked back. During an initial tour of...

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Coventry & Kaluza

Jamie Coventry & Natasha Kaluza were clown school sweethearts and are graduates of both the first and second year programs of the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center....

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Del Rey

A Seattle treasure. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has said: “Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.” Del Rey found her niche early on. Let her...

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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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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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Esther de Monteflores

Esther de Monteflores is an American circus artist, physical performer and choreographer. Esther is one of a tiny handful of circus performers in the USA specializing in slackwire walking. In...

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Foolz

Two performers: one outwardly calm, the other wound tighter than a spring. If there is a dim-witted innocence about them, it’s because their childlike charm permeates their world, placing them...

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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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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

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

Harry Levine graduated Clark University with a BA in music and in 1984, he founded the satirical theater and musical group called Citizens Band. They toured the West and by...

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He Said, She Said

Angie Doctor & Dan Schumacher are long time friends of the Moisture Festival who performed with the The Bobs an enormously popular recording and touring a cappella group who shared...

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Hilary Chaplain

Hilary Chaplain, actress, clown, physical comedian and teacher, has worked with George C. Wolfe & Patrick Stewart, Aitor Basauri, Bill Irwin, Avner Eisenberg, the Big Apple Circus and the American...

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Jamy Ian Swiss

According to the post-modern magic duo, Penn & Teller, Jamy Ian Swiss is “James Bond with a deck of cards for a pistol!” An internationally acclaimed sleight-of-hand artist, mentalist and...

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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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Just Felice

Just Felice is a magician and street performer who can be found most often at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. In the US, she has performed on the streets of Boston and...

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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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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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Magical Mystical Michael

Magical Mystical Michael’s illusive and elusive logic still has some of his closest friends scratching their heads and laughing. You’ll see many of Michael’s friends at the Moisture Festival, he’s...

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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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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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Matt Baker

Matt Baker is a Guinness World Record holder, was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic and has performed his comedy stunt show in over 14 different countries. He’s appeared on numerous...

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Mike Caveney

Mike Caveney has performed professionally for over forty years and each of his original routines is perfectly suited to his dry comedic wit. He is a member of the most...

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Mister YooWho

Moshe Cohen (Mr YooWho) creates, performs and teaches in the world of ‘the funny.’  For 38+ years now, he has pursued excellence in the elusive art form called Clown, seeking...

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Mr. Spring

Mr. Spring is an driven and passionate about the art of movement. He is said to be a true eccentric and this year he is coming to Seattle to join...

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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 35 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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Niels Duinker

Niels Duinker first thought of becoming a successful international performer when he was 12 years old, and his dream has become a reality. He’s excited to be returning to the...

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Paul Morocco

In 1984, Paul Morocco left his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia with nothing but a guitar, a bag of fruit, a pocket full of ping pong balls, and a personal...

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Pipia Sisters

The Pipia Sisters performances have been hailed as “charming as hell” by the Montreal Gazette, “prolific, inventive, and magical” by The Leader, and “terrific” by the New York Times. Real-life...

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Rhys Thomas

Whether walking up a stairway of blades, gliding along a slack rope, juggling pins, spinning crockery on sticks (for no known reason) or offering other circus-style feats Rhys Thomas’ climb-up,...

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Rhys Thomas & Charlie Brown

Rhys and Charlie are listed separately among these Moisture Festival Bios because they will perform this year is some shows as solo performers but we are fortunate, this year, to...

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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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Ropeworks Interactive Jump Rope

One’s a local business, owner, another’s a teacher, and the third practices environmental law. But they never grew up! These three rope jumping enthusiasts include Tarilyn Greenfield, Mere Crafton and...

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Rose City Circus

The Rose City Circus features premier acrobats from Portland Oregon. Always looking to expand and defy expectations of what acrobatic circus can be. They been seen on at Fairs and...

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Sadye Osterloh

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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Skilldini

Skilldini is an award winning and highly accomplished sleight of hand performer with one problem, he’s often not in control. The act, featured on NBC’s Real People and the HBO World...

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Snubby J

Snubby J is a multi-talented entertainer known for his highly-energetic performances playing the RimbaTubes, a homemade PVC Pipe instrument built with his father. What started as a hobby making YouTube...

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Soap Bubble Circus

Bubbleologist, Steve Langley, of the Soap Bubble Circus was/is a skilled juggler yo-yo and paddleball performer and when he then found soap bubbles he developed skills and it inspired another...

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Stefan Haves

Stefan Haves directed the world-renowned dinner/circus Teatro Zinzanni and is Cirque Du Soleil’s North American “Clown Scout,” responsible for casting clowns, conducting workshops, and assistant directing the 2007 touring show...

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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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Tina Lenert

Tina Lenert was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At age twelve she moved with her family to Malibu, California and took an interest in performing, first by playing electric guitar in...

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Truly Remarkable Loon

Yup, that’s right … Moisture Festival has booked a Loon. But not one of those regular or even one of those semi remarkable Loons but, from Madison, Wisconsin (so you...

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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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Unique Derique

Unique Derique is a longtime San Francisco Bay Area favorite whose dual careers merge the performing arts and healing with the belief that the world can be a brighter place,...

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Zero Boy

Zero Boy is an East Village icon and vocal acrobat. His solo comedic routines have been featured throughout the U.S. and Europe in theater, vaudeville, burlesque, television and radio. Known...

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