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FEATURED ARTISTS IN HONG KONG:

 

 

Ciaran Love (Alfie NoName the Clown) HONG KONG

 

One of the best entertainers in Hong Kong. Ciaran is a fantastic performer with comedy magic, comedy juggling, balloon twisting and games. With a wonderful show developed over many years, Ciaran constantly has both the children and the adults roaring with laughter.

 

Video of Ciaran

 

Podcasts with Ciaran Love:

 

Part 2 Performances in Hong Kong

 

Part 1 Early Career

 

Podcast Contents: Fire shows and tips, Producing shows with others versus working solo, How to do a Birthday Party, Transport, Costumes, and Being on time

The amazing Ciaran Love started as a full time street entertainer, roaming around Europe. Since 1994 however, he has been carving out a fantastic career in Hong Kong: Performer, clown, prop comedy, producer, manager and bespoke events creator.

You can find Ciaran Love online at: http://www.nonamehk.com/

 

 

 

Jose Almenares (Magician) HONG KONG

 

Jose Almenares is an incredible magician based in Hong Kong. Over the past 26 years, Jose has performed magic shows in more than 10 countries across Asia, North America and the Caribbean. A longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, his vast experience enables him to perform for any occasion including a children’s party, corporate banquet, stage show, or even one-on-one special performance.

You can find Jose online at https://www.amazingmagicjose.com/

 

 

Podcasts with Jose:

 

 

Early career

 

 

Follow up podcast

 

 

 

FULL LIST OF ENTERTAINERS AND PODCASTS:

 

 

 

90 – Jessica Jane Peterson, Magician (and Carnie and Vaudevillian!), USA

 

Click here for youtube video, photos and interview

 

I had a great time talking to amazing Jessica Jane Peterson. In part one of this interview we talk about her family background in magic, close up magic in casinos in Atlantic City, working in a Circus Sideshow and performing magic in a narrative play about the Romanovs!

 

You can find Jessica Jane online at:

https://www.jessicajane.com/

https://www.magicgatlinburg.com/

 

NAMES AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Check em all out. Google and youtube them!!! You will learn sooooo much

Lance Burton, Al and Suzanne Belmont, Ward Hall’s World of Wonders (Sideshow), Alan St. George, Terry Evanswood, Pigeon Forge,

And if I have missed someone out, just email me at ben@thebigbenshow.com

 

 

 

89 – Niels Duinker, Juggler and World Record Holder, Holland and the World

 

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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 reality.

Niels won a Gold Medal in the 2009 Taiwan Circus Festival and he has worked all over Europe, in Asia, and made special guest appearances in the United States.

Modestly beginning his career in a Rotterdam youth circus, Niels now spends his time jetting between high-profile engagements at theaters, casinos, cruise ships, theme parks, and corporate events. Regardless of the venue, audiences always embrace his energetic execution, boyish charm, and dynamic dexterity.

 

You can find Niels online at:

https://www.comedyjuggler.com/

 

 

NAMES AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Check em all out. Google and youtube them!!! You will learn sooooo much

Comedy Barn Theatre, Anthony Gatto, Daniel Holzman, Freddy Kenton, Barry Friedman, http://www.getmorecorporategigs.com/ , http://www.braindrizzles.com/Home.html , Joanie Spina,

And if I have missed someone out, just email me at ben@thebigbenshow.com

 

87 – Simon Wells, Unicyclist and Balloonist, Australia

 

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Simon Wells is an extraordinary unicyclist and balloon artist, working in Australia.

Contact Simon on facebook at Simon the Balloon Man

and at newcircus@gmail.com

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Why compromise, when you can do something extraordinary!

Learning to unicycle: Look at a spot at eye height, in the distance

 

CONTENTS:

Unicon 2004, Daiki (Japanese unicyclist), Woodford Folk Festival, David and Terry Wells, Reg Bolton (Circus in A Suitcase), Juggling, Balloonist in Shopping Malls, Dealing with the queue for balloons, background music,

the show must go on!

  • Doing shows when the music doesn’t work
  • Doing shows when the unicycle breaks!
  • Get rid of the quick release bolt because eventually it will hurt your leg!

Working solo vs. working in a group, tips on balloon twisting, a balloon cutter, Marketing (word of mouth, agents, facebook communities), the Australian scene (Importance of Expo 88, growth of street performances and circus schools), other sources of income and “Career Solutions for Creative People” by Dr. Ronda Ormont.

https://www.amazon.com/Career-Solutions-Creative-People-Artistic/dp/1581150911

 

More links:

Watch his tv advert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IooCpebaaeM

https://woodfordfolkfestival.com/

https://www.facebook.com/daiki.izumida

Reg Bolton:

http://www.librariansmatter.com/blog/2006/07/30/a-goodbye-celebration/

http://www.regbolton.org/why-circus-works-reg-bolton

 

 

86 – Transport Woes (Getting to the gig on time!)

 

Getting to the gig on time, can sometimes be more difficult than doing the gig itself.

Here are some tips, and some stories of woe!

Contributors include: Andy Comic, Cassie Thomas, Jose Almenarez, Jamey Mossengren and Big Ben.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Using a motor scooter or hiring a mininvan (for the whole day),

How not to leave props behind,

What to tell the client when you are running late,

Paying the wrong driver,

Finding out too late, that every building is called the HarbourFront!!

 

NAMES AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Andy Comic, Cassie Thomas, Jose Almenarez, Jamey Mossengren and Big Ben the funnyman

Check em all out. Google and youtube them!!! You will learn sooooo much

 

here for youtube video and photos

Click here for podcast

 

85 – Jon Heron, Circus and Magic Workshops

 

Jon Heron runs fantastic circus and magic workshops in schools in Singapore.

Some great tips for teaching people to unicycle, stilt walk, juggle and tight rope walk!

Check out Jon at

http://magicacademy.sg/

http://bigtop.sg/

http://eventmagic.com.sg/

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

00:07:00 How to teach juggling with scarfs

00:09:00 How to teach unicycling. A great method!

 

COMPLETE CONTENTS:

00:07:00 How to teach juggling with scarfs

00:09:00 How to teach unicycling. A great method!

00:12:00 Teaching and building a tight rope act

00:14:00 Teaching stilts

Also,

Working with children: Don’t take photos and videos of them

Children safe magic

Magic (swords through head!)

Putting on a show at the end of the course

And, running a talent agency

NAMES AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Black Art Magic, V bounce, Edmund Khong

Check em all out. Google and youtube them!!! You will learn sooooo much

 

Click here for youtube video

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Podcast 82 – Edmund Khong, Entertainer/Clown Singapore

 

Podcast 59 – Road Trip! (Podomatic)

 

Podcast 58 Tip for making extra money? (Podomatic)

 

Podcast 57 Lucas Jet, Unicyclist Juggler UK (Podomatic)

 

Podcast 56 Ciaran Love Part 2, Clown, Producer, Manager, Hong Kong (Podomatic)

 

Podcast 55:  J C Sum, Illusionist, Author & Creative Entrepreneur (Podomatic)

 

Podcast 54: Kevin Berrey, Comedian, USA (Podomatic)

 

Podcast 53: Steve Lee, Comedian, USA, Hong Kong

 

Podcast 52: Scott Mitchell, Comedian, Scotland, Singapore

 

Podcast 51: Bond Lee, Magician , Hong Kong

 

Podcast 46-50:  Mike Brooks (backstage at a carnival)

 

Podcast 45: Stuart Palm, Mentalist

 

Podcast 44:  Ciaran Love, Part 1, Clown Producer Manager

 

Podcast 43: Sean Hebert, Writer, Comedian, (Canada and Hong Kong)

 

Podcast 42: Mike Abbott, Legendary Hong Kong Entertainer

 

Podcast 41: Graham Love, (Santa)

 

Podcast 40: Max Marshall, Part Two

 

Podcast 39: Max Marshall, Clown and Entertainer (Scotland, Hong Kong and the World)

 

Podcast 38: Paul Ogata, Stand-up Comedian

 

Podcast 37: Gary Jackson, Stand-up Comedian and Comedy Producer

 

Podcast 36: Nick Milnes, Stand-up Comedian, Hong Kong, UK

 

Podcast 35: Yalun Tu, Writer, Comedy, Movies, Hong Kong

 

Podcast 34: Cindy Marvell Part 2

 

Podcast 33: Cindy Marvell, Juggler, USA

 

Podcast 32: Jami Gong: Standup Comedian and Comedy Club Owner, Hong Kong

 

Podcast 31: Ali Khan: Entertainment and Licensed Show, Singapore

 

Podcast 30: Markus Furtner: Appendix

 

Podcast 29: Markus Furtner: Devilstick, Germany

 

Podcast 28: Intro to Markus Furtner  (Devilstick, Germany)

 

Podcast 27: Jason Strickland: Standup Comedian, London and Hong Kong

 

Podcast 26 Vivek Mahbubani: Standup Comedian, Hong Kong

 

Podcast25 Cassi Thomas: Birthday Parties Hong Kong

 

Podcast24 Rob Rogers: Magician and Events Manager, Hong Kong

 

Podcast23 Tony Leung (Wing Wing the Clown) Hong Kong

 

Podcast22 Jose Almenares (Magician) Part 2

 

Podcast21 Jose Almenares (Magician) Part 1

 

Podcast20 Sweetheart the Clown (aka Vivien Goh) Singapore

 

Podcast19 Matt Coombes Part 2

 

Podcast18 Matt Coombes Clown, Birthday Parties and more, Hong Kong

 

Podcast 17 Transport   How to get to the next show in time

 

Podcast 16 Kenneth Ng – Clown, Hong Kong

 

Podcast 15 Worst Gigs Ever

 

Podcast 14 Big Ben Matthews – Entertainer, Hong Kong

 

Podcast 13 Rob Neal – England, Close up Magic, Weddings and Parties

 

Podcast 12 Jonathan Heron – Singapore Entertainer, Birthday Parties, Bubbles, Magic, Everything!

 

Podcast 11 Roy Thomas Payamal (Clown, Living Statue and Singapore Legend)

 

Podcast 10 Jason Tardy : American juggler and technology performer!!

 

Podcast 9 Guy Bavli: Mentalist, Entertainer

 

Podcast 8 Amy Bielawski: dancer, face painter, balloonist, belly dancer, bellygrams and party entertainer!

 

Podcast 7 Australian Mentalist Chris Johnson

 

Podcast 6 Bryson Lang. Interview with the great comedy juggler from the USA

 

Podcast 5 Shea FreedomHowler – Juggler, Director, Circus Impresario and Curator

 

Podcast 4 Formless Formby. Interview with Rock Circus Superstar, Formless Formby

 

Podcast 3 Jan Preece. Interview with one of the top clowns in Hong Kong

 

Podcast 2 Brian Herman. Interview with a young clown from America

 

Podcast 1 Andy Comic. Interview with Andy Comic from Australia