The Funniest Clown In Logan


Performing:

Juggling, Magic, Balloons, and Stilts

For:

Parties, Promotions, and Public Events

In and around:

Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast



Juggling

When I was very young I couldn't catch a basket ball if it was thrown to me in a gentile arc. Eventually I was put in special classes to help with dyslexia. The exercises they gave me were a lot of fun and after a year I could juggle with scarves. A few years later a clown came to visit us in high school drama; he taught me basic three ball juggling. I picked up my first set of juggling clubs while wandering around Bath in the UK on my second great backpacking trip. A few days later I was practicing in a park in London when a guy rocks up on a unicycle and teaches me some moves. I kept meeting jugglers over the years to follow, I think juggling was having a bit of a revival in the nineties. For eighteen months I attended the Juggle Art juggle jam in Melbourne. I became obsessed with getting the next trick down packed. I practiced a lot and over time got enough moves for a routine. Today I have an excellent comic balls routine and a basic clubs routine.

Magic

Magic is of course a mystery - magicians don't tell you how their magic works; so how does anyone learn the tricks? I have over the years met magicians that have let me in on some of their secrets and I am still learning new tricks. I have a good collection of small illusions that I can carry with me to a show. I come to the party with a suit case full of tricky tricks. A touch of magic - a touch of mystery, Hazo's magic juggling show will be sure to amaze.

Balloons

Every one loves balloons, young and old alike delight in these bright whimsical bubble creations. Not only do I finish off my kids party act with these balloons or sell them at markets or festivals. But I can teach the method to adults in a couple of hours. A balloon making workshop brings people together for a fun few hours and is a great skill for anyone who works with children.

Juggling Stilt Clown

This giant juggling clown is the perfect roving character to complement your festival or promotion. I wander around on stilts while juggling three balls, I throw the balls to spectators then get them to throw them back to me and I catch them into a juggle. I am tall enough to give the impression of a giant clown but no so tall I can't fit through door ways.


Workshops

Sometimes it's all about getting the community involved. Workshops bring people together to be a part of the creative process and give something to the community. Over the years I have had the chance to help coordinate a few colorful workshops such as; mobs of clowns, swarms of fairies and a community mural.

Who is this clown anyway?

I have been clowning around since 1998. I could juggle and ride a unicycle, I had been involved in amateur theater for years and "real jobs" just weren't working out for me. I first set out to do kid's parties, I got festivals instead. Festivals were well paid and allot of fun when the work came in. But it was a long time between gigs. Then in 2005 a little circus turned up and asked me to join. Regular work and a life on the road appealed to me; so I was a genuine circus clown for ten years. Now I am settled in Brisbane where I am involved in full time ministry while doing a Liberal Arts Degree at Christian Heritage Collage. You can take the clown out of the show but you can't take the show out of the clown. I feel the need to clown around and am looking forward to seeing what opportunities will come my way in Brisbane.

Life on the Road

I never thought I would end up in the circus. But one day I was walking up the road in the little sea side town where my parents live to buy an iced coffee; when I met an old man with a monkey. The old man asked me "are you this clown I've heard about?" I said "yes I am." He said "Then I want you to be in my little circus." I didn't know anything about circus. I had a lot to learn but I was keen to get on the road, do shows and mix with other performers. Today I have a brilliant collection of circus clown routines and a good idea of what it takes to keep a small show on the road.

Eden Brothers Circus is a little circus run by the unshakably optimistic John MacDonnell. John does little country towns all around Queensland. Eden Brothers works best in the kind of towns where not much happens and gossip gets around quickly. It's a small tent by circus standards, about ten by twenty meters. He as a number of performers, including my self, who work with him from time to time. He has two monkeys, Lilly and Harry, who I avoid as much as possible. He also has ponies, alpacas, goats and a dog.
To learn more about Eden Brothers go to:
Eden Brothers Circus

Yagubi Festival

Yagubi Festival was as small three day out door event put on in the sea side town of Hervey Bay. It leant much of it's inspiration from Woodford Folk Festival. Every mothers day weekend a number of tents would be erected to host a diverse range of musicians, performers and artists. I got involved with the street theater and ran clown workshops. Clowns of all ages would come and get dressed up for a stomp around the festival site. It was a frenzy of colorful fun and folly.

Cavenagh Theater

Before taking up clowning I was involved with a theater compony in Darwin. In this photo I was playing "no worries" Morri from the classic Australian play Dimboola. While with Cavenagh Theater I plaid in a number of small roles, provided technical support and performed in theater sports.

School Days

I got my first taste of showmanship with the debating team in high school. After that I jumped at every chance to get up in front of an audience. I was usually a bit shy, but given an audience I came to my own. I found people wanted to hear what I had to say, that I could get laughs, cheers and applause. I signed up for drama class as soon as it became available; which gave me countless chances to perform in public places around Darwin. I joined a youth radio show at the local community radio station where we studied The Goons, Monty Python and Douglas Adams. Then used that as inspiration for our own radio plays.