2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

COMEDY/VARIETÉ PERFORMERS

 

These are the artists who will appear in the 2021 Virtual Seattle Moisture Festival.  Artists continue to be added, so check back throughout the month of March.

Al Simmons

In the tradition of the great comedy kings, Danny Kaye, Spike Jones and Jimmy Durante comes Al Simmons – a man dedicated to the all but lost art of combining...

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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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Amy G

Amy Gordon is a revolutionary comedienne (she spins around a lot, anyway). The granddaughter of The Little Giant, a vaudevillian acrobat/ukulele playing song and dance man of little renown but...

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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 currently stars in Cirque du Soleil’s water show, “O” (rumor has it that that show will soon make its post-Covid return!)....

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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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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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Carla Ulbrich

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist whose biggest musical influences were (and still are) Sesame Street, camp songs, and cat food commercials. She has a love of the absurdities of...

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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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Christine Lavin

Do you already know who Christine Lavin is? Lots of you do. She joined us at the Moisture Festival a couple of times but if you’re a fan of folk...

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Circus Luminescence

Circus Luminescence was founded by Eli March in Northern California and is comprised of 4 core members, Eli March, Nate ‘Scramble James’ Hughes, Allie T., and Ken Sutter. They have...

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Della Moustachella

Della Moustachella, a prolific circus and comedic variety performer for over a decade has been a Moisture Festival favorite onstage and backstage. Aside from her solo performing, Della has be...

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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 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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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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Frank Olivier

Frank Olivier developed his unique offbeat humor in San Francisco’s comedy clubs. He was soon sharing the bill with Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and others. New York producers...

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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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Gazzo

If you have friends who know a little about magic performance, tell them that the British magician Gazzo is coming to Moisture Festival. I can then be silent and let...

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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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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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Hilary Chaplain

Some of Hilary’s more recent projects includes an ensemble piece called “The Last Rat of Theresienstadt – a low-tech multi media play with puppetry, humor and music” about the Holocaust...

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Jack and Jeri Kalvan

This dynamic juggling/acrobatic duo has performed their amazing and odd skills (like synchronized flowerpot manipulation) around the world. Jack Kalvan is a comedy juggler and former mechanical engineer. His wife,...

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Jody Poth

Jody hails from Seattle and brings years of experience in all aerial forms and duo work. With a background in dance, Butoh, experimental theatre, flow-based movement arts, Jody also pays...

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Junior Cesar

Junior Cesar was born as a baby in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1986 but he was reborn as a performer ten years later when he made a short presentation of...

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Kenny Raskin

For those of us who, in the 1980s, saw Kenny Raskin’s original and unique clown piece called “My Old Friend”, it was no surprise that his career path soared to...

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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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Leah V. Jones

Leah’s passion for dance and choreography began in her childhood home, where her living room was her rehearsal (and performance) space and where her parents were her willing audience. While...

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Lindsay Benner

Lindsay Benner is a beloved staple in the variety arts scene of Los Angeles. In 2019 she made history by being the only non-magician ever to be nominated for the...

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Manuela Horn

Manuela Horn, also known as the Austrian Amazon, is riding the whirlwind! We’re so pleased to have her join our Moisture Festival cast. Manuela is a yodeling, dancing, acting comedic...

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Martin Mall

Martin Mall is a classically trained cellist and multi-award winning professional juggler from Germany and he is renowned for his early innovations with the diabolo. In this year’s Moisture Festival...

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Mat Plendl

Mat won the US National Hula Hoop Championship at age 13 on the Dinah Shore daytime TV show, earned an undergraduate degree in theatre, and subsequently began a career appearing...

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Mathieu Bolillo

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

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Michael Paul

Philly native, Michael Paul began his career in local television at age 16. Sustaining a 25 year comedy career, he honed his craft touring with such names as James Brown,...

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Mik Kuhlman

Mik Kuhlman creates dynamic solo and ensemble theatre and fosters international artistic collaborations. A performer with sublime comic timing, serious depth and cross disciplinary training she has been working as...

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Miss Ekaterina

Ekaterina was born and raised in Russia. She began performing at the age of five as a rhythmic gymnast and became a member of the Russian National team, competing successfully...

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Mr P.P.

Tim Tyler a visual stand-up comic actor with an incredible array of amazing skills Born on a goldmine in Geita Tanganyika, brought up in Sussex England and at 12 moved...

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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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Pam Severns

  Pam Severns is a Los Angeles-based puppeteer and comedian for stage and screen. She was a producer for PBS on In Their Own Words, a documentary on the life and work...

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Paul Morocco & Olé

They play their guitars like “Paco De Lucia” They sing like “Pavarotti” and rumba like “Gypsy Kings”. They Spin, Flip, and Fly their Flamenco Guitarras, while popping ping pong balls,...

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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 projects have included Girls Gone Rope, collaborations with Acrobatic Conundrum, 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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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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Roxana Küwen

Roxana Küwen Arsalan is a circus performer, juggler, trapeze artist and circus researcher of German-Iranian origins. Based in France and Germany she -normally- tours internationally in circus, cabarets and festivals....

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Steve Owens

Steve Owens is a 14 Time Award-Winning, International Magician from the Magic Castle, who has traveled the world performing his unique smooth style of cutting edge magic, which has been...

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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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Sylvia Rose

As a member of the aerial team, Duo Rose, Sylvia’s work in the air for fourteen years is a well known wonder among the performers in America’s and Europe’s Varieté...

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TAQUEET$!

Born and raised in Seattle TAQUEET$! is a dancer with a style all her own. As a child she studied at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Spectrum as well as being...

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Tempo Turn

‘Tempo Turn’ was created by Carly Sheridan and Ivan Dotsenko, it skillfully blends Chinese Pole skills with adagio fluidity. The pole rotates as Carly and Ivan intertwine themselves in unbelievable...

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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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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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Wang Hong

Wang Hong’s name translates into English as “rainbow” and the spectrum of talents that she employs in her performance are as beautiful and delicate as that ephemeral play of light....

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