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Children's & Youth Services | Performer's Database | Comedy

Performer's Database

theater masksThis performer listing was created by the South Dakota State Library as a service to public libraries and other organizations that want to hire quality performers for their children's programs. Inclusion in this listing does not constitute an endorsement or promotion of any individual or group listed. Not all performers work well under all circumstances and with every age group. The South Dakota State Library strongly advises all libraries and organizations to carefully check references before hiring anyone.

Performers, use this form to submit your contact information. This form can also be used to update your previously listed information as well. Please fill it out as completely as possible and your submission will be reviewed by our content committee before inclusion on the website. Thank you!

Performers are sorted by Category


Comedy

Anthony Clark, The Singing Storyteller Web Link to Adam Miller

Anthony Clark

Program Description: The Singing Storyteller, Anthony Clark, combines classic teaching tales with lively original songs and kid-friendly comedy to create fun, unique programs for schools, libraries and festivals.

Contact: 207 Apple Tree Court, Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-1822;
Email Link

Further Details: $575 for first performance, $225 each additional performance at same event/trip; Statewide Travel; For Preschoolers to School-age children.
Category: Comedy, Music


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Clowndimonium Fun Family Entertainment

Clowndimonium

Program Description: Clowndimonium magicians and clowns are available to entertain with magic, comedy and juggling demonstrations.

Contact: Al “Sparky” Jastram
518 16th St. N., Moorhead, Minnesota 56560
218-287-5906;
Email Link

Further Details: Cost varies in price based on travel and type of performance; Willing to travel through most of South Dakota; For All Ages
Category: Clowns, Comedy, Juggling, Magic


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Hanson Shows Web Link to Hanson Shows

Hanson Shows

Program Description: Juggling, Unicycling, Magic, Puppets, Storytelling and loads of fun stuff.

Contact: Christa Hanson
206 N Locust St; Kanawha, Iowa 50447
515-851-1614
Email Link Web Link to Hanson Shows Facebook Page Web Link to Hanson Shows You tube Page

Further Details: Statewide Travel, Nationwide; For All Ages; School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor
COST: Mileage, Program Fee;
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Juggling, Magic, Storytelling, Theater, Workshops


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Jason Huneke, Juggler Web Link to Jason the Juggler

Jason the Juggler

Program Description: Juggling stage show, perfect for summer reading events. Interactive program is about 35-40 minutes in length. The show is choreographed with music, features audience volunteers, and many different forms of juggling, unicycling, and manipulation that showcase Jason's skill level and entertaining ability.

Contact: Jason Huneke
Zumbrota, Minnesota
(507) 398-2599
Email Link

Further Details: Pricing for the 35-40 minute show is $300 including all travel to most Libraries in South Dakota; Multi-Library bookings are almost always $300 per library; No travel expense, and will supply own sound equipment; For All Ages
Category: Comedy, Juggling, Theater

Jay & Leslie's Laughing Matters Web Link to Jay and Leslie's Laughing Matters

Jay and Leslie's Laughing Matters

Program Description: Juggling, Mime, Magic, and Other Nonsense

Contact: Jay Cady
P.O. Box 1312, Mission, KS 66222
913-660-3162
Email Link Web Link to Jay and Leslie Facebook Page

Further Details: All Ages; Nationwide; School, Library; Mileage, Lodging, Program Fee (detail below), $300 + travel (block booking discounts)
Category: Comedy, Juggling, Magic, Storytelling, Theater, Workshops

Jonathan May - Family Magician Web Link to TITLE

jonathan may show

Program Description: Family Magic Show

Contact: Jonathan May
4415 NE Trilein Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-991-3695
Email Link

Further Details: All Ages; Statewide (South Dakota), Nationwide; School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor;
COST: Program Fee
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Magic


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Noise Guy Web Link to sound safari dot word press dot com

Noise Guy

Program Description: Fractured fairy tales using vocal sound imitations. Mr. Williams shows children and teens how to animate their stories, storytelling, journaling, reading and drawing using vocal imitations.

Contact: Charlie Williams
425-606-7589
Email Link Web Link to noise guy Facebook Page Web Link to noise guy's You tube Page

Further Details: $350 per show/ $600 multiple events per day; Venues include schools, libraries, outdoors and indoors; Statewide Travel, Nationwide; For All Ages, focused for Preschool and Elementary;
Category: Comedy, Storytelling, Workshops


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T. J. Regul, The Quad City Magician Web Link to Quad City Magician

Photo of Quad City Magician

Program Description: Programs filled with the highest energy and most audience participation in your area. A family friendly magic show that will have the children and adults at your library literally rolling on the floor with laughter. This show has more smiles, more laughter, more energy and more results than you have ever had before!

Contact: T. J. Regul
2720 E 35th St., Davenport, IA 52807
630-523-4810
Email Link Web Link to TITLE Facebook Page

Further Details: All Ages; Nationwide; School, Library; Outdoor, Indoor
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Magic


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Backstage with a Rodeo Clown Web Link to Rodeo Clown

Rodeo Clown

Program Description: Duane Reichert transforms himself from street clothes to the unique, outlandish costume, makeup and mannerisms of a professional rodeo clown. With the use of short comedy skits and animals, he shares the dangers, the comic relief, and the suspense surrounding his life.

Contact: Duane Reichert
16398 Hay Draw Road, New Underwood, SD 57761
605-985-5575 or 605-347-5793
Email Link

Further Details: vary in price between $500-$1000. (Arts Council matching funds may be available); Hotel reimbursement; Statewide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Comedy, Storytelling

The Rockin Rob Show Web Link to The Rockin Rob Show

Rockin Rob Show logo - man with guitar and puppet playing guitar

Program Description: The rockin rob show is a completely interactive & educational musical kids show & rock concert, geared for children ages 2-10 & families, that promotes fun & education, through music & movement.

Contact: Rockin Rob
21232 North Sail Away Dr., Overbrook, KS 66524
913-963-1513
Email Link Web Link to Rockin Rob Show Facebook Page

Further Details:Preschool, Elementary; Statewide (South Dakota); School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor;
COST: Lodging and program fee of $300; multiple booking discount available for any additional libraries (surrounding areas) that book same day/same week etc. Requirements include a small performance area and electric outlet.
Category: Comedy, Music, Puppetry & Ventriloquism, Storytelling, Workshops


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Mr. Twister Web Link to Mr. Twister

Mr. Twister

Program Description: Mr. Twister is a full time chilrdren's entertainment specialist & a regional favorite. His shows are packed full of fancy twisted balloons, magic tricks, stories, audience participation & BIG FUN!

Contact: Bob Anderson
2100 S. Euclid Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57105
605-338-9928/ 605-310-0365;
Email Link Web Link to Mr Twister Facebook Page

Further Details: $150-$500; Mileage and Hotel reimbursement; Statewide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Magic, Storytelling


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