Know Your Audience

Every audience is different. As a performer you need to figure out the uniqueness of your audience, meet them where they are, and from there take them with you on a journey of discovery and entertainment.

Here’s what that looks like when your audience is a 15-month-old:

Our hats off to the unnamed juggler who isn’t above juggling for a “smaller” audience!

Juggling With John – Local News Love For an Indiana Juggler

It’s always nice to see a community recognize and appreciate its jugglers! Here is a small town news video about John and his passion for fire juggling.

Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Three things we like about this video:

  1. The awesome “Juggling with John” hoodie. Looks like comfy-cozy way to advertise the biz!
  2. The unnamed cohorts. They’re definitely in it to win it, and they’re juggling fire too! You may not have gotten any shout-outs, but we see you back there fellas!
  3. The reminder of how fun it was to learn to juggle fire . . . And how much it freaked out our parents! We remember being in the backyard, dad poised with a trickling garden hose and mom barking safety reminders, looking through a window from inside the kitchen. What a rush. Your parents’ reaction is confirmation that the people on the street are going to love it!


Gratuitous Pig Juggling On The Simpsons

Leave it to The Simpsons to include a completely random pig juggling scene in the middle of an episode! Here it is in case you missed it:

We’re hoping no cartoon pigs were harmed during the filming of this episode!


Mark Hanson 3-Ball Speed Juggling Record Verified

It’s official!

Guinness World Records has officially verified and recognized the 3-ball speed juggling record set by Mark Hanson last December. Mark made 417 catches in one minute beating the previous record by more than 70 catches.

Way to go Mark! You are an inspiration to the Juggling Subculture!

Click here to see the record on the official Guinness World Record site.

Click here to see a great video about Mark’s record posted by the Des Moines Register.

Mark Hanson Breaking World 3-Ball Speed Juggling Record

On Saturday December 17th Mark Hanson attempted to break the world 3-ball speed juggling record. With a self counted 417 catches in one minute, Mark is now awaiting the final word from Guinness to officially claim the title.

Here’s the video Mark submitted to Guinness:

In case the counting confused you . . . Mark counts what he calls rounds. A round is a set of three throws. This is obviously much easier than attempting to count each throw individually.

We hope you hear back soon Mark!


San Jose Street Juggler

Even though we’re called “street” performers, usually we prefer the safety of sidewalks and public squares. Not this guy. He’s right there in the middle of the street!

Watch out for those cars buddy!


Becoming a Flying Karamazov Brother

Harry Levine is the newest member of The Flying Karamazov Brothers.

Harry auditioned four years ago and was declared first runner up. Then, last year, the Brothers came calling for him to join the group. They dubbed him “Kuzma” and began training him in the ways of the FKB.

In an article on the AARP Web site Harry said,

If you’d told me 20 years ago that I’d be juggling with the best, I’d have said, ‘No way!’ But here I am, and that’s cool!

Way to go Harry!