Port Credit Busker Fest
August 18 to 20, 2017

Port Credit Busker Fest Performers

Big Nazo

Big Nazo

BIG NAZO is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles.

Renegade circus family contortionists, a rowdy rodeo horse, a giant three-eyed robot percussionist, break-dancing police officers, Mountain Trolls, blob-like GO-GO Dancers, a charismatic lab rat and his giant man-eating chia pet are just a few of the characters, environments, and spectacles that create an irreverent musical Commedia full of irresolvable conflict, ridiculous dancing and an epic battle with the forces of chaos.

Their innovative mask & puppetry techniques combine stand-up comedy, Sci-Fi, Go-Go dancing, daredevil stunts, soap opera hysterics and professional wrestling with live rock & funk music and audience-interactive improvisation.

Fraser Hooper

Fraser Hooper

Direct from Wellington New Zealand, the worlds only former menswear manager turned street fighting clown, Boxing's Biggest Baddy Fraser Hooper will dare to challenge all comers in a three round bout of pure comedy carnage. This is a must see for all sport and comedy fans everywhere. Get a ringside seat for a guaranteed belly aching knockout performance.

Award winning clown and festival favourite Fraser Hooper returns after the worldwide success of Funny Business and Insideout. With a nod to the great silent clowns he uses mime, audience participation, slapstick and eccentric dance in hilarious shows that delight all ages and receive rave reviews wherever he plays. At present there are no plans to go back to menswear.

The Street Circus

Big Nazo

THE STREET CIRCUS: A show that embodies the amazement of going to a modern circus and everything fun and spontaneous about street performing!

Daniel and Kimberly Craig bring the whole nouveau circus experience to the street, performing over 100 tricks and stunts throughout the show including: cyr wheel, hand to hand acrobatics, hula hoops, handstands, contortion, fire juggling and of course comedy! As two award winning performers with over thirty years of combined world-wide performance experience, they bring an immense and youthful energy to the street with non-stop, high energy, upbeat circus entertainment!?

Jon Hicks

Jon Hicks

Jon has appeared as the Artist in Action since 2000. He has performed his show around the World at festivals, in cabarets, on numerous TV shows and to a President.

He has a BA in Fine Art , worked as a pavement artist, as a scenic artist and then created his own unique live performances.

He has played in cabarets with the cream of the variety world, appearing regularly with Miss Behave in The Crack, in Medium Rare Cabarets, for Amnesty, Disney, English Heritage and countless others.

The Rubberband Boy

Introducing the freak-liest boy in show business "The Famous Rubberband Boy" - so funny he should have been twins!

The master of rubberband-ology and inventor of The One Man Band (a rubberband powered human jukebox).

New Zealand's double Guinness World Record Holder, the Rubberband Boy's acts of facial contortion and stationary antics have been admired in 26 countries through out the world.

He is the Alpha, The Omega and The Rubberband Boy! Witness for yourself the anthropomorphic creature of stationary - Man or Monster? You decide!

John Higby

John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy! He has performed his unique high energy comedy yo-yo show in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan, holds the world yo-yo champion title and 4 Guinness World Records.

He has been featured on David letterman, the Discovery Channels Time warp, Comedy Central, the Guinness World Record Show, Fetch with Ruff Ruffman on PBS, and even has his own Topps trading card! ESPN magazine coined him "Unsung Hero" of 2008. The yo-yo guy is an interactive performance with yo-yos, unicycle, and a giant yo-yo that John walks on! Specializing in family show this show is Great for all ages!

The Checkerboard Guy

The Checkerboard Guy

Unexpected enthusiasm and engagement. That's what'll stop you in your tracks as you walk up to one of The Checkerboard Guy's performances, that and wanting to find out what everyone else is laughing so much about.

There's an anticipation, a palpable 'what's going to happen next' in every aspect of how this comic daredevil delivers his material and this suspense drives a curiosity that audiences around the world have been drawn to for over three decades.

It's a knock down, roll around, bust a gut sort of spectacle that'll leave audiences young and old clamouring for more and walking away repeating their favourite parts from the show over and over again.

Peter Sweet

Peter Sweet

Peter Sweet has been working professionally as a circus artist, actor, clown, teacher and director since 2000. He has completed more than 10 years of full time training in the arts, and toured his solo circus show, "Meet Pete Sweet," to hundreds of festivals, circuses, and theaters in more than 20 countries.

Sweet studied physical theater at Helikos: International School of Theater Creation in Florence Italy, Contemporary dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Salzburg, Austria, and Circus at the Ecole du Cirque Zofy in Sion, Switzerland. Sweet's seemingly infinite desire to master his craft, is matched only by the heart and sincerity that he pours into every creation.

Jonathan Burns

Jonathan Burns

Jonathan Burns always thought he was special. He was the kid who would put his leg over his head in gym class, get the dance party started at any wedding, or perform musical armpit farts to impress girls.

Over the past twelve years his talents have taken him to over 400 college campuses across the United States and to special events in 9 countries around the globe. He has also performed stunts on The Jay Leno Show, the Late Show with David Letterman, & The Late Late Show with James Corden. When he's not on stage he can usually be found in an airport terminal or spending time with his lovely wife and two daughters.

Kif Kif Sisters

Kif Kif Sisters

Flying bunnies, speeding French fries! These identical twins fight giant pink monsters, practice the art of snacking and ensure the triumph of the umbilical cord. The Kif-Kif Sisters mix surprising comedy and audience interaction with enough happiness to make vegetables explode. These sisters have been inseparable since the womb and have many years of street performing all over the world, from the Americas to Asia. Their main sources of inspiration are tenderness and riots.

Kif-Kif is the fruit of a long period of research that we continue to develop on a daily basis in order to each day achieve a greater mastery of the delicate magic that is unique to street performance. We use laugher to untie the audience's emotions and always involve them in the play so that they can be a part of the fun while living an intimate and unique experience.

Rob Torres

Rob Torres

Whether he's changing his clothes, setting the table, or just sitting down, Rob Torres has a unique way of finding the absurdity in everyday tasks.
His award winning international comedy has made Rob Torres one of the foremost visual comedians in the world today. See for yourself why Rob Torres has been in great demand by top venues worldwide for the past decade, and why he is known around the globe as the International Man of Mirth!!!

Magic Brian

Magic Brian

Magic Brian discovered at a very young age that he could make people laugh by acting like an idiot. It took him years to discover that they were not laughing with him but instead were laughing at him. This, however, did not stop him from pretending to walk into doors. Having always had an unhealthy interest in magic and been given the name Magic Brian, it was only natural for him to pursue it as a career.

Magic Brian has enjoyed performing his unique style of comedy-magic for all types of audiences in eighteen countries and will continue to do so until the authorities drag him away.

Lee Zimmerman

Lee Zimmerman

Lee Zimmerman, a.k.a. The Puppet Guy, has been performing his rock and roll marionette show all over the world for more than 30 years. Some of the greatest names in the history of music come alive in a unique and amazing display of humor and skill. Lee was a regular performer at Universal Studios and The Improv in Hollywood and has appeared on dozens of TV shows and films, including "The Drew Carey Show" and the cult film, "Eddy Presley" with Quentin Tarantino. Lee also entertained the cast and crew at the "Seinfeld" final wrap party and has done command performances for many celebrities and dignitaries such as the Sultan of Brunei, Hugh Hefner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zappa and Guns 'N' Roses.

Mike Wood

Mike Wood

Mike Wood was born (against his will) in St. Thomas, Ontario. He paid his way through university catching a catapulted cabbage on a spike on his head.

Mike has just returned to Canada after living for almost a decade in London, England. While living in London, Mike was a regular at plenty of tiny East London comedy rooms nobody can be expected to have heard of. He was a semi-finalist in the Amused Moose UK New Comedian Of The Year, which is a big deal and you should feel bad about not having heard of it.

In the future, Mike will be trading shards of broken mirror for the physical affections of his fellow climate refugees. In the meantime, Mike plans to cram your face so full of laughter you almost forget about all the important stuff you should be doing.

Ed Stander

Ed Stander

Ed Stander is not crazy, despite the fact that his instrument of choice was once thought to drive people insane.

Ed plays the Glass Harmonica, a table set of a dozen glasses tuned to pitch and rubbed by the fingers. Invented early in the 18th century, the Glass Harmonica, or musical glasses, was so popular in its day that Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss wrote for the instrument.

Ed has been tinkling the tumblers for over 30 years, and has traveled extensively with his art, creating impromptu concerts across Europe, Asia, and North America. He is believed to have been the first glass player to be arrested on the Great Wall of China, and while he doesn't have any pictures to support his claim, some 20,000 Chinese do...

....and, apart from that, he doesn't appear to be really crazy, though there are always some who would dispute the fact.

The Privy People

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.

The Awkward Airline Attendants

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?"

Betty Balloon

Dan the Balloon Man

Betty Balloon is a balloon artist from England. Betty loves to entertain with- yes, you've guessed it... Balloons! She can interact with the crowds using balloon sculpture creations she makes of life size models- balloon people being her favourite!

This year Betty received three 'Yes's' on Britain's Got Talent and was asked to go back for a brief appearance on Britain's Got More Talent during the live semi-finals. Betty's creations included a huge Dinosaur, James Bond along with 'Bond girls' wearing balloon dresses, Prince William and Kate Middleton and also 'The Judges' Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alisha Dixon and David Walliams!

Dan the Balloon Man

Dan the Balloon Man

Dan has been twisting balloons and travelling for 20 years now and is thrilled to bring his brand of balloon artistry to the Port Credit Busker Festival where he boasts "one of the best balloon animals you have ever seen or I will eat a bug".

Kids Zone

Dianne Chandler

Equally comfortable under the stage spotlight, in bright sunshine, or around a campfire Dianne Chandler has enchanted young and old in many interesting places for more than twenty years as a professional teller. Dianne draws upon her years of experience as an educator and programme planner when preparing for courses, workshops, school presentations, library, church, seniors groups, book clubs, sororities, festival and concert performances.

Bubblemixology Show

For the most innovative and creative bubble shows and bubble performances you'll ever see, look no further than Miss T The Bubble Queen and her team of Bubbleologists! Miss T the Bubble Queen the master Bubbleologist and her highly skilled team of Bubbleologists perform their unique brand of bubbleology at bubble shows, parties and events throughout the Canada and worldwide.

Pete Jarvis (Silver Elvis)

Pete Jarvis (Silver Elvis)

Peter Jarvis has been an entertainer & performance artist since 1979. Facilitating artistic mime, dance, clown, mask and music have allowed Peter to work extensively in film, theatre and television. Peter has worked as a writer and performer on such shows as; Sesame St., Cirque du Soleil, Cannes Award Winning Vid Kids (CBC) and Mission Reading (TV ON.) Peter Jarvis continues to enjoy performing internationally with stage performances and street festivals internationally including the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Poland, and Turkey.

"Not-so" Historical Walking Tour presented by...

The Kamikaze Fireflies

Kamakze Fireflies

 

Why take a walking tour of Port Credit? Because there is far too much depth and complexity to this gem of a city to appreciate it from a tour bus or atop a ludicrous Segway.
Port Credit is known as one of the greatest cities in the world, but even the residents of this "Paris, but BETTER!," city don't know its fascinating history. One part ghost tour, one part history tour, one eighth architecture tour, and five sixteenths food tour, this in depth examination of the pride of Canada will leave you happy, leave you smarter, and will surely leave you in the city that every soul on earth wants to live in, Port Credit!