Performers extraordinaire! Since 1981
DIVERSIFICATION IS KEY
Foremost, we are clowns with a diverse skill base. These include being a multi-instrumentalist. Chris is a vocalist and plays sax, guitar, violin, banjo, ukulele, harmonica and mandolin to name a few. As well he is a competent juggler of balls, clubs, cricket bats, fire torches and machetes. He can perform hat tricks; eat fire, ride 4 ft, 6 ft and 8 ft unicycles whilst juggling or playing music. Magic and improvisation, working off the cuff, comes easily and is always an integral part of our performances. Chris is the front man of his blues band Chris Kelly & the King Pins as well as his Fat Elvis Big Fat Band.
Debbie also plays alto and tenor sax, is the Queen of percussion, juggles, performs magic and adds improvised verbal interjection at the drop of a hat.
Meet a few of our most popular characters available for stage shows, roving entertainment or a combination of both
ARFUR THE JUGGLER
is one of Chris’s more zany characters. He performs in true commedia tradition using his juggling and improvisational skills to the full. He is dressed in full court jester regalia and works tremendously well as an ice-breaker or later in the evening to spur the celebrations on! He juggles with balls, clubs, fire torches (venue permitting), cricket bats and machetes. He juggles and rides his high unicycle at the same time and really gets to know the audience by involving them at every opportunity. He has a keen sense of comedy and wit so hecklers are a delight to him. He can also incorporate various details about the celebrators. Whether it be some embarrassing moments from their past or just some idiosyncrasy of their personality that their friends and relatives will recognise. This is not an integral requirement for a successful performance but it can be of great comic value when performing at a private or corporate function where the audience knows each other.
is Arfur’s female couterpart. She is also costumed in a bright red and yellow matching court jester outfit and has massive bosoms built in! We perform partner juggling and magic with an abundance of verbal jousts between the unsuspecting spectators and us. Music can be added. Works well with oodles of colour and movement.
is another enormously popular character. He can rove through the crowd serenading on saxophone or guitar in his pure white and heavily bejewelled jumpsuit. He also dons authentic-looking Elvis glasses and hair do!
Plenty of humour comes off-the-cuff at the same time as he uses his circus and magic skills as a vehicle for his comedy. He is truly loved by Novocastrians and beyond. He can be just a little naughty without using offensive language but he can read the audience like a book and adjusts the risque comedy bits to suit! If you need him for a family-oriented function he can easily leave out the naughty bits and still have a pile of fun.
is HUGE! It is the only way to describe her. Everything about her is big! Big giraffe eyelashes that can cool off any audience with a flutter! Big pert bosoms boast the question – Are they or aren’t they real? Add to this a big sound on the saxophone from an otherwise petite little thing in my glittering sequined gown. I can partner Fat Elvis in all aspects of the show and can include the famous Zigzag Lady magic illusion by request.
THE DRUNKEN SANTA
has to be seen to be believed! It is very much as ADULTS ONLY performance. If you’re having Christmas in December or July the Drunken Santa will add that extra bit of madness to the season.
He is dressed in the traditional bright red Santa suit with white trim boots and all! He also wears an authentic looking white beard and hair, bulbous nose and spectacles. Oh, and yes, he also sports a large phallus. There may be innuendo but no swearing. Chris can read audiences very well. He will know just how far to go without being offensive. On the other hand, if you want the show a bit more naughty, he can accommodate this as well.
Jovial – Yes! Irreverant – hmmmmm? Great fun – Of course!
ABDUL 'A' BUTCHER
is a real madcap character. He as many tricks as he does wives! He uses his juggling and improvisational skills to the full along with numerous magical feats. He juggles with balls, clubs, fire torches (venue permitting), cricket bats and machetes. He juggles and rides his high unicycle at the same time and really gets to know the audience by involving them at every opportunity. Abdul works tremendously well as an ice-breaker, for meet & greet and / or performance later in the evening to spur the celebrations on! He has a keen sense of comedy and wit so hecklers are a delight to him. He can also incorporate various details about the client. This is not an integral requirement for a successful performance but it can be of great comic value whether he is performing at a private or corporate function.
you ask. Yes, we have that covered too! You can even combine a floor show with a night of music. We can create a duo, trio, foursome or moresome depending on the size and type of your function. The repertoire consists of a wide range of styles including blues, rock and roll, middle-of-the-road and even some oldies but goodies!