Port Credit Busker Fest
August 17 to 19, 2018

Port Credit Busker Fest Performers

ALAKAZAM The Human Knot

Australia

Alakazam - The Human Knot

Comedic Contortionist and Daredevil ALAKAZAM is An International Street, Circus and Sideshow performer. He presents a high-energy comedy show that will have you reeling with laughter and twisting in your seat. Audiences the world over have been left breathless by Al's incredibly freaky body contortions, cheeky comedy and ridiculous, sky-high feats of danger. A mix of traditional vaudeville, circus sideshow and twisted comedy, THE HUMAN KNOT is a self-contained freak-show suitable for the whole family! Alakazam was a grand finalist on "Australia's got talent" and has performed in 37 countries since 1996.

JACK WISE  

Ireland

Jack Wise Magician

Jack Wise is almost certainly the kid your Mom wouldn't let you play with in school! Described by the press as a Modern Day Vaudevillian, his show is a roller coaster ride of comedy, magic and ventriloquism ...all done with a weird Irish attitude problem! Some of the highlights of his career include, turning a volunteer into a hilarious life size ventriloquist puppet, cutting up a lady's engagement ring and swallowing a 24 inch solid steel sword! Come to his show and see how much he hurts himself. One thing is for sure ..you will be laughing all the way!

JAARDU The MAGIC OF INDIA

India/Australia

JAARDU The MAGIC OF INDIA

The character of Jaardu is a colourfully dressed caricature of an imaginary Indian village magician, complete with head-wobble and exaggerated Indian accent. Andrew Elliott has created the character of Jaardu from both his Eastern and Western heritage. He is, by turns, cheeky and provocative, irreverent and flirtatious. Straddling both worlds, he is able to gently poke fun of Eastern and Western stereotypes, provoking humour and goodwill. Andrew has developed a very unique performance which encompasses magic, comedy and a very original snake charming routine.

THE ACROBUFFOS  

USA

The Acrobuffos

Seth Bloom & Christina Gelsone met at a circus in Afghanistan, were engaged while street performing in Scotland, and married in China. Since becoming clown partners in 2006, they have created five shows together, competed in international circus festivals, performed in over 20 countries, juggled on Letterman, headlined at the Big Apple Circus and were featured in The New York Times. Christina is a former professional ballerina who graduated from Princeton to become a clown; Seth is a former professional juggler who graduated from three clown schools, including an MFA in physical theater.

PEDRO TOCHAS  

Portugal

Pedro Tochas

Pedro is a regular street and stage performer and a past cast member for a popular Portuguese TV comedy series. He gained his prowess through studies in physical theatre and comedy at the Celebration Barn Theater (USA) and Circomedia-Academy of Circus Arts and the Physical Theatre (UK). A visual treat for all the family that will entertain and amaze. Pedro creates a real-life silent movie before your eyes, with a tale of immortal love, heroes, villains, and of course balloon sculpting. An one-man equivalent of "Wallace and Gromit", Pedro is renowned as one of the world's best and most original street clowns.

VICTOR RUBILAR  

Argentina

Victor Rubilar

Hailing from the beautiful Argentina, Victor Rubilar has drawn crowds in from all over the world and gained huge international recognition, earning 20 awards worldwide as well as becoming a 5-time Guinness World Record holder. He has been featured in the Guinness Book of Records every year since 2008. Victor delivers a unique and world class performance. But to not take himself too seriously, he also knows how to have a bit of fun and get the audience laughing with him. Victor combines juggling with footballs, dance and audience interaction to create a show that is a party on stage.

WACKY CHAD  

USA

Wacky Chad

Wacky Chad's award-winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent (Twice!), But you probably didn't see it because they didn't air it. He has performed in 26 countries including the Dubai Comedy Festival, NBA Halftime Shows, Formula One, and even the SuperBowl. And this will be his 4th time back at our Port Credit Busker Festival! Prepare to be amazed, and if you don't like laughing, go somewhere else.

Karl Saliter  

USA

Karl Saliter

Karl Saliter brings stand up comedy presentation to his solid, original circus arts performances. Palpable likability is fused with storytelling and woven throughout his content presentation. Ranging from audience participation through to a once-in-a-lifetime, signature finale trick, Karl riddles his prolific one-liner Rolodex with intelligent improv and unique laughsourcing. He is always on the hunt for a good time during the show, and consistently finding it. Here is an act who loves his work and shows it.

THE CIRCUS FIREMEN  

Australia

Circus Firemen

Angus & Matilda are an acrobatic, ladder balancing, fire juggling duo that travel the world performing on the streets, cruise ships and festivals.

Melbourne based comedy circus duo The Circus Firemen have performed all over the world, delighting audiences with stage acts, street theatre and comedy shows.

Bill Ferguson  

UK/Canada

Bill Ferguson

Bill Ferguson is a master of crowd control. In his hilarious show of choices and consequences, Bill challenges the audience to give him three things to juggle if he can't he gets a pie in the face. But if he can....well, you have to come to the show to find out what happens next.

THE BIG WHEEL SHOW  

Australia

THE BIG WHEEL SHOW

The show with a big personality, Hannah has brought her friend Cornelius the massive German Wheel to the street. A show of circles, you'll see Hannah contorting herself through rings, spinning and rolling through the wheel and engaging audiences with her affable personality and light-hearted banter. A show that seriously runs rings around the competition, your head will spin while your hands turn rounds of applause.
A multi-award winning circus performer, and a rare solo female street act, Hannah's unique skills are a sight to behold.

FELICTY FOOTLOOSE  

U.K.

Felicty Footloose

The Felicity Footloose Show is full of fun frolics and daredevil antics!! Felicity footloose lives in the 80's and just wants to dance!! Watch as she juggles, dances and performs daredevil acrobatics to try and impress her hero Johny!! She'll even go as far as to hang from her toes and juggle knives hanging upside down!! It is a fun street show wrapped up in a comedy package and all of that to a fabulous 80's sound track!!!

ROVERS AND INSTALLATIONS

The Privy People

Canada

The Privy People

Going to a toilet during a festival day can be a life changing experience for good or bad - The Privy People make it great!

Each toilet has a different theme, music, pictures and even movies. It's a light hearted way of making something we all have to do much better. It's free for the public - For Extra Fun, try and make a reservation. Tips are our bread and butter, so very much appreciated.

Mental Floss Side Show

U.K.

The Mental Floss Side Show

Mental Floss Sideshow provides live performance, storytelling & installation based exhibitions.

Our presentations are immersive & interactive in nature, inviting their audience to suspend their disbelief & join in celebrating the wonders of this world - with a sense of awe & a jolly good sense of humour.

Chalkmaster Dave

Canada

Chalkmaster Dave started his career in art on the sidewalk with chalk before chalk art was popular in Canada; he rose to be the self proclaimed leader of the Empire of Awesome Sauce. He now does workshops, pet portraits, corporate events and more but his absolute favorite is good old fashioned chalk art at good old fashioned festivals where he gets to engage his art with the people and watch their eyes light up when they try to figure out how "you did that with chalk?"
He's also 50% unicorn... fact.


Bella Gaia

Canada

A hypnotizing and elegant earth spirit that captivates audiences with her magic, music and crystal ball.

The Awkward Airline Attendants

Canada

The Awkward Airline Attendants

It's Flexible, It's Mobile, It's Awkward Airline Attendants - Flight attendant(s), on the ground, serving you with the high quality beverages and snacks one expects of the best quality air travel. "Please stay seated we'll get to you as soon as we can." - Disclaimer - WARNING - service and snacks may or may not be high quality or even edible or may in fact be dangerous for human consumption. Please wear suitable hazard clothing when dealing one on one with any of our employees. Void where prohibited.

"Would you like a mint with your beverage?"


Stilt Walkers

Canada

Stilt Walkers

Vanita Butrsingkorn (left) has been a stilt performer in Toronto for several years and has performed with companies from both Toronto and Montreal. She has attended the World Stilt Congress and is accomplished in many of the circus arts.

Caitlin Morris-Cornfield (right) is a Toronto based actor with a strong love of circus and physical arts. As a Stiltwalker, Caitlin has appeared in street festivals, at parties, and in theatrical productions across the GTA, with a few special appearances in the US and Mexico.

Kids Zone

Bumbling Bert

Bumbling Bert Magic

The park will be filled with bursts of giggles and chortles of laughter as Bert shocks and amazes the entire crowd with a whirlwind of jokes and magic. Supremely comical, silly and ultimately entertaining, Bumbling Bert's show always features dazzling magic and loads of audience participation! Bumbling Bert will have you utterly enchanted.

Groovin' Toons

Groovin' Toons

So have you heard? There's this kid's group called Groovin' Toons and they are so cool! They take familiar kid's tunes and turn them into groovy little master pieces that scream fun, not to mention all their very funky original tunes that the kids just adore. The show is full of total musical interaction for groovy kids who love to sing!

Oregano and Friends

Oregano and Friends

Family friendly Ventriloquist featuring Oregano the bear!