March 12, 2020 - April 5, 2020

March 12, 2020 - April 5, 2020

COMEDY/VARIETÉ PERFORMERS

 

These are the artists who will be performing in the 2020 Seattle Moisture Festival.  More artists are being added frequently, so please check back often.  
Show dates and times will be listed by the end of February.

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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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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Aileen Wilkie

Aileen has been described as one of the most experienced street performers in the world. She’s also been described as gentle and charming as well as amazing and anarchic. Another...

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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 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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Alexis Levillon

Alexis Levillon from Harelbeke, Belgium started with the diabolo when he was 20 years old during a student party. He found ways to practice diabolo and eventually focused on the...

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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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Anastasiia

Anastasiia began at the age of 8 as a rhythmic gymnast, eventually becoming the champion of Ukraine, and earned the title “Master of Sport”.  Soon after, she was taking contracts...

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Anni Küpper

Anni is professional juggler and performer. Her acts inspire international audiences around the United States, and Europe as well as Japan, Singapore, Israel and Gabon. Originally born in Bonn, Germany...

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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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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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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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Billy Kidd

Billy Kidd has been performing professionally since the age of 11. Her career started as an Actor in Canada performing in theater, film and television. After being accepted into the...

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Californian Dreamers

A statement of purpose from Anastasiia and Aaron Crane: Californian Dreamers is more than a name. It’s a reminder to ourselves to dream as big as we can, and make...

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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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Cassady Rose

Cassady Rose was born in the beautiful woods of Chester County, Pennsylvania. After ten years of dance and classical ballet education, Rose was introduced to circus arts at age 15....

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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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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

COVENTRY & KALUZA: Jamie Coventry is a harmonica addict and eccentric juggler. Natasha Kaluza is the Super Duper Hula Hooper. Together they are Coventry & Kaluza! Clown school sweethearts and...

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Dan Holzman

Through the years the Raspyni Brothers had become Moisture Festival favorites and then Dan Holzman (described sometimes as “the funny one” and sometimes as “the other one”) came back to...

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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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Del Rey and Steve James

These two powerful exponents of American vernacular song style join forces to make a musical testament to the hillbiilly/smarty-pants/country/blues aesthetic.  Sharing a similar sense of humor and manic intensity, their...

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Della Moustachella

Della has been a prolific circus and comedic variety performer for over a decade, and this year celebrates her 8th almost-annual Moisture Festival. Aside from her solo performing, Della can...

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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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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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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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Hacki & Möppi

From Germany, the comedy and energy of this father and son clown duo have been a central part of the festival’s original inspiration and a good bit of the imagery...

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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 the...

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Henrik Bothe

Born in Denmark, Henrik Bothe took a turn from the road to becoming an engineer and strayed down the performing lane in 1980. He now engineers clever and unusual ways...

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Hilary Chaplain

Hilary’s most recent project is an ensemble piece called “The Last Rat of Theresienstadt – a low-tech multi media play with puppetry, humor and music” about the Holocaust directed by...

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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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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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Jason Victor Serinus

Once you hear Jason, you’ll understand why this internationally published classical music and audiophile critic chose his name, Serinus, for the genus of songbirds that includes canaries. In the world...

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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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Joel Baker

As a much-loved theater clown performing worldwide, Joel Baker brings to the stage a unique style of physical comedy, acrobatics, and improvisation. He is a graduate of San Francisco’s Clown...

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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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Kenny Raskin

For those of us who, in the 1980s, saw Kenny Raskin’s original and unique clown piece called “My Old Friend” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAib1e_qWSU), it was no surprise that his career path soared...

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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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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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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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Niels Duinker

Niels Duinker first thought of becoming a successful international performer when he was 12 years old, and well before the end of his teenage years his dream had become a...

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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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Patrick McGuire

Patrick McGuire grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area but came to the NorthWest sometime around the turn of the century when he was invited to perform at the first...

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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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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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Ross Travis (Theodore)

Ross Travis is an award winning Actor/Creator, Bouffon, Physical Comedian and Circus Performer who has studied with world renowned master pedagogues including Dodi DiSanto, Giovanni Fusetti, Ronlin Foreman and Master...

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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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Steve James

Steve James is a musician, a notable songwriter, one of the best modern bottleneck slide players, a storyteller and a compendium of interesting facts. In the world of contemporary acoustic...

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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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Steven Flynn

For over 40 years Steven Flynn has been singing and playing piano rooted in blues, boogie woogie, New Orleans R&B, rock & roll and jazz in barrooms, nightclubs, concerts, 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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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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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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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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zoom —– Moisture Festival Volunteer Staff

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

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