Carnivals & Fun Days

“He makes strangers laugh…The kids roared with laughter”

-New Paper (Singapore’s national tabloid newspaper) Joyce Lim 25 May 2001

“He charmed the audience.. and then thrilled them.”

-Eunice Quek. Straits Times. 6 June 2005

Stage shows
Big Ben has a range of juggling, unicycling, magic, mime or balloon shows to entertain all ages.
Here are a few :

The Light Fantastic Big Ben Show 
Ben Ben the clown rides again. He’s a clown! He’s an alien! He’s Fun! And his trousers fall off. He’s also got loads of juggling and unicycling in his show. Children love him. And he loves children – especially with a little mustard… only joking!

Synopsis: Juggling with clubs and cigar boxes, lasso, devilstick twirling (aka Chinese flower stick), Children’s participation with a magic trick or a tug of war, the big unicycle with fire or knife juggling, and an incredible finale where Big Ben climbs inside a giant balloonBen Ben the clown rides again. He’s a clown! He’s Fun! And he’s also got loads of juggling and unicycling in his show. Children love him. There is lots of interaction, as children come on stage to help him with his tricks!

Juggling with:
1 clubs
2 cigar boxes,
3 lasso,
4 devilstick twirling (aka Chinese flower stick)
Children’s participation with a magic trick and a tug of war
An incredible finale with juggling on the big unicycle!
This show is available in a variety of colourful costumes. Photos of the show!

Big Ben can also include his amazing, reputation making, Giant Balloon Act!!
He climbs inside a giant balloon!


Captain London – the funniest superhero in the world!
Anyone who wears his underwear on the outside has to be a little bit eccentric! In his over size costume Big Ben is 250 kgs of laughter! Hailing from London, he brings European style street theatre and magic, unicycling and juggling to the world stage!

Synopsis: Comedic costume change, the Chinese yo-yo, flying on the tall unicycle with fire juggling, disappearing hanky magic, balancing huge weights on head, and a miraculous audience participation item where people throw giant beach balls at Ben! And the INCREDIBLE FINALE, where ben CLIMBS INSIDE A GIANT BALLOON!
Photos of the Captain London show.

Captain London, 2001

Captain London, 1998

The giant balloon act 

Big Ben also performs magic, mime or balloon shows, as well as two person shows.
For example:

The Danger Brothers!
2 guys with only brain cell, all the way from the UK, with a show that can only be described as dangerous! Circus and seriously stupid stunts! Howl with laughter at their dumb pranks!
Synopsis: fire juggling and eating, Chinese yo yo, tall uni and knives, audience humiliation (oops “participation”), juggling round a volunteer, escapology with handcuffs, ropes and chains, cross dressing, whips and balloons

Roving/mingling acts
Big Ben is an expert at entertaining off stage. Watch him wander through the crowd, dazzling with his impromptu performances!
His skills include:
Stilt walking, close up magic, balloon sculpting, unicycling, juggling, puppets, and of course clowning!

Juggling workshops
Juggling is a fun activity for all the family. Learn to juggle with one of the fore most instructors in South East Asia. Ben Matthews was the president of the Oxford University Juggling Club, and a founder of both the Singapore Juggling Club and the Singapore Unicycle club. He worked as a circus instructor for Cirque Du Soleil’s outreach programme.  He has been teaching juggling for 20 years. He was also an English teacher for 4 years.


Big Ben the Funnyman

3 Seymour Road,

Unit C