2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

COMEDY/VARIETÉ PERFORMERS

These artists will appeared in the 2023 Seattle Moisture Festival. Check back often as this page is updated from now through the 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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Alan Plotkin

Alan Plotkin is a member of the Moisture family. He is never on stage but he and his video camera have been welcome audience members for many years now and...

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Alex Feldman

Alex Feldman is an accidental expert at getting by with few words. His TEDx talk, Primal Talk  is all about not talking. He performs in many countries where speaking English...

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Alex Oliva

Alex Oliva is a circus and movement artist based in Boston, MA. He specializes in aerial straps and Cyr wheel and always seeks to push the boundaries of circus with...

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Anastasia Popsulis

Performing a piece she called A Table For One, Anastasia Popsulis is originally from Ukraine, She left before the war started and performed with a Ukrainian circus show in Basel,...

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Andrey Moraru

Andrey Moraru studied at Kiev State College of Circus and Variety Art in Ukraine. During his 4 years there, Andrey was taught by Vitold Kuvshinov, a renowned balance teacher. In...

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Armitage Shanks

Armitage Shanks, The Carny Preacher aka David “Dáithí” Crellin Performer, scholar and educator, David “Dáithí” Crellin has been performing internationally for over 20 years, and as part of the Moisture...

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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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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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Brad Weston

After training with Second City, Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Ringling Brothers Clown College, Piven Theater Workshop Marcel Marceau-Workshop, Brad Weston developed a set of skills and a stage...

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Carla Ulbrich

Carla Ulbrich is a multitalented comedic singer-songwriter. Known for her love of the absurdities of everyday life and her witty and often twisted perspective, Carla’s songs explore a wide range...

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Cathy Sorbo

Cathy began her solo stand-up career in Seattle during the mid-eighties, sporting a variety of unsavory hairdo’s and wearing earrings larger than her own face. San Francisco was the next stop for Cathy, where she cut...

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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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Duo Avocado

Alyssa Hellrung and Ava Vermilya met several years ago when Ava joined the youth performance troupe that Alyssa coached at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA). In...

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Duo Breathless

Asya and Maxim are both amazing performers on their own, but when teamed up as Duo Breathless they are an incredible partner balancing act! Originally from Ukraine, they left before...

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Duo Vespertilio

Vespertilio is the duo aerial hoop work of Tanya Burka and Sidonie Adamson. Their speciality is dynamic spin work that combines dramatic displays of flexibility and unique porting sequences. The...

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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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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

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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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 aka Kuzma Karamazov

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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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, on Broadway and...

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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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Ivory Fox

Ivory Fox is a NYC based femcee and performer. She loves cheese. Photo credit: Pixel Vixen Imaging

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Jan Damm

Jan Damm began performing juggling shows for kids in central Maine when he was 12 years old. Since then he has toured nationally and around the world as a professional...

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Jenn Bruyer

Jenn is a multidisciplinary performance artist, choreographer, and coach. She has entertained audiences and guided students around the world including over 30 US states, China, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Canada,...

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Jes and Heidi

Jes and Heidi both have a strong background in dance and theater, came to the circus later in their adult life, and have been training and performing together since 2016....

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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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Joe Orrach

Joe Orrach is a choreographer, performer and storyteller in live theater and film. Joe started as a boxer, Welterweight champion of the US Air Force, before turning to dance, especially...

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John Carney

is no ordinary “magician”. His approach is smart, engaging and always surprising. He is widely acknowledged as one of the top sleight of hand magicians in the world with smart,...

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Kari Jay Hunter

Drawing from a background in dance, gymnastics, theater, and music, Kari has been training, performing, and coaching circus arts and vaudeville skills ranging from various aerial disciplines to roller skate...

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Kermet Apio

Kermet Apio

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kermet Apio enjoyed a childhood in paradise. He spent his time watching television, playing, and procrastinating everything else. To this day, he still does...

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Kylee Wegner

Kylee gets around. It shouldn’t be surprising when you see the size of his stride. He’s listed as an available stilt walking performer from coast to coast, in Houston, Joliet...

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Laura Gwendolyn Burch

Laura specializes in athletic and innovative aerial work. She performs on silk, sling, dance trapeze, and lyra.  She has performed all over the US with The Venardos Circus, Circus Kirkus, Blue...

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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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Lounge Monster

He’s coming … He’s coming …

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Lucy Darling

Carisa Hendrix is Lucy Darling … Growing up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as a young child, Carisa was an avid youth volunteer. That’s how she met the actors, magicians, and...

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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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Michael Evolution

Michael Evolution is a world-class basketball freestyle juggler that amazed millions of people in his career so far. With 20 years of live stage experience, Michael has earned his marks...

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Michael Rayner

Michael Rayner’s show has been described as “preposterous brilliance” and “whacky jugglement,” a combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and a bounty of improvised fun.  You’re never...

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Mme Zazou

AKA Dolorèze Léonard European Weekly referred to hers as “a voice that Louis Armstrong would have envied.” Business Woman Magazine called her a “French Canadian girl who blossomed into perhaps...

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Moisture Festival Photographers

Before the very first Moisture Festival in 2004, photographer John Cornicello was summoned to take photos of a new upcoming event. Shortly thereafter, the festival opened in a tent in Fremont....

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Monica Nevi

Monica Nevi

Monica Nevi is a native of the Seattle area, having grown up about 20 minutes south in the glory that is Renton, WA. Monica has had the privilege of performing...

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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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MP Letourneau & Andrey Moraru

MP and Andrey … wow. They are both performing solo in this year’s Moisture Festival and each alone is a wonder to behold. But now we’ll see them together on...

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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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Noa

Noa is an American – Israeli performer. An opinionated contact improviser, skilled aerialist, devoted mover and clown. Noa has been making work in the air and on the ground since...

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Outshine Boys

The Outshine boys are a high energy breakdance crew based out of Seattle. Made up of some of the most elite b-boys handpicked from crews like Fraggle Rock, Renegade Rockers, and...

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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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Peter Irish

Comedy, action, talent, charisma, danger and dashing good looks are a rare combination in variety entertainment, but not when you’re talking about the world’s greatest foot-juggler, Peter Irish. More than...

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Peter Paul Van Camp

And now we are tasked with introducing a gentleman rhymester by the name of Peter Paul Van Camp. He has been travelling a circuit of folk clubs, folk festivals, college...

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PJ Perry

PJ Perry is a corde lisse specialist from Bellingham, Washington, who has been in the air since 2008. Her works have included solo, duo, and larger group pieces that have...

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Roberto the Magnificent

Captivating audiences for more than two decades, Roberto the Magnificent is recognized as one of the nation’s most unique variety acts performing throughout the USA. Roberto learned to juggle and...

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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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Sarah Tapper

Sarah Tapper is a US-based performer and coach who strives to create dynamic & funky circus.  With a background in gymnastics and dance, she currently performs tightwire and single point...

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Shannon Gray

Shannon Gray can be found passing the time doing what many would consider rolling, climbing, releasing, gliding and exploring. She enjoys things which consist of water, mud, trapeze bars, sand,...

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Shoehorn

Shoehorn began his musical journey over 40 years ago as a street performer in New Orleans, where he got his first pair of tap shoes. He went on to perform...

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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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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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Steve The Pretty Good

Steve is a full time professional entertainer with impressive references from around the world. He is well known in the variety arts community and has won awards as a creative innovator and...

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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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Stoil & Ekaterina

An award-winning magic act from Europe, Stoil & Ekaterina have performed on a number of TV shows, cruise lines, hotels and theaters all over the world. They present a fast-paced,...

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Terry Crane

Having languished long enough in higher education, Terry Crane finally surrendered to restless urges that lead him to walk calmly away with the circus at the tender age of 20....

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The Dahlias

Christine Lee and Nina Sawant have been performing together since 2017, bonding over their shared love of innovative apparatuses, beautiful costumes, and collaborative performance. As a duo, they have become...

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The great kaplan

The Great Kaplan

We considered the idea of booking The Very Good Kaplan or The Merely Adequate Kaplan but then we considered what the Moisture Festival audience would find most entertaining. That settled...

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Thom Wall

You can’t put Thom Wall into a single category – He’s a juggler, Vaudevillian, corporate entertainer, public speaker, family entertainer and a 100% clean comedian. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Thom takes...

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Tom Noddy

Tom has done something unique in show business … he created a new kind of act. When Tom Noddy first took his performance of Bubble Magic onto the Tonight Show...

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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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Zipcode Man

Who out of the 6 billion people on this planet can juggle seven balls, invent very funny stories on the spot, and recite the location of every zip code in...

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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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