A show full of stunts, magic illusions, and the hilarious dynamic of two clowns. The 20 Penny Circus is a Unique act, Specializing in entertainment for those of questionable taste, 20 Penny offers a vaudevillian variety show for grown ups. Utilizing mind reading, twisted magic, circus arts, and classic sideshow, All with a modern flair, They create a unique and theatrical performance. Acts include burning a bill and having it appear in the most unsuspecting place. Some more intense routines include a russian roulette using high powered nail guns. The ACT, is backed with a soundtrack that is sure to rock faces, other acts include a brutal race of escapes, fire eating, and Sideshow.
"Hip and Uncheesy for Magicians" -Creative Loafing
"Retro, Twisted and Charming"-Creating Loafing
For the Past 5 Years, these Clown impresarios have performed in countless stage venues across Florida, headlining multiple magic shows, hosting events, and headlining "Circus Nights" at various clubs and venues. Scoring a monthly Magic night Headlining onstage at the famed Improv Comedy Club in Orlando and then Tampa. They were a Main Attraction at 2012's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando, performing over 130 Packed shows in just one month. They were the clowns in the hit show Cirque du Fringe show at Rochester Fringe Festival 2013.
The devious dynamic of the show boils down to Tyler Sutter and Carl Skenes. Crossing paths for the first time in March 2009, these two performers began working on the same stage almost immediately. Booking art shows and exhibits under the name Sutter and Skenes, they would each do bits from their solo shows, attempting to top each other while often displaying terrible sportsmanship. Four months later Sutter and Skenes changed to "The 20 Penny Opera", and the costumes changed to matching suits. Following a "creative lockdown", solo material changed to a more cohesive ensemble show, and Opera was dropped in favor of Circus. Emerging from the lab with a new show, new tools, beer, and for the first time, clown makeup, they began to expose the world to their blend of magic, circus, sideshow, and comedy in a fresh new style of vaudevillian variety.