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'HOOPOE the CLOWNE' (a.k.a. Chris Yerlig)

Clown from Amherst, MA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2007
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  BACKGROUND VERIFIED
$200 - $2000 per event
GIGMASTERS AWARD WINNER. Hilarious COMEDY, cool MIME illusions, amazing MAGIC tricks, BALLOONS (comedy and sculptures). 20 years experience. Thousands of shows performed to millions of smiling people worldwide, in Schools, Museums, Hospitals, Fairs, Holiday Parties etc.

SHOW DETAILS
The Hoopoe Show- 30-60 mins. The show kids want to see year after year, but all ages love it.
Hilarious comedy, amazing magic tricks, cool mime illusions and balloon fun. An original vaudeville show that is funny, imaginative and full of surprises. The unexpected is to be expected when audience volunteers are invited to join Hoopoe on stage to assist with illusions. Young and old unite through laughter as they follow the antics of this unique performer to their humorous ends.

PERFORMER APPEARANCE
Hoopoe's look is without the big make-up and noise that some kids are shy of. He maintains their attention for the entire length of the show because his material is well crafted and tried and tested in thousands of shows worldwide.

CLENT FEEDBACK
"An outstanding artist who performs his craft flawlessly and dazzles the audience with his witty, yet silent, movements. By far one of the best and most personable entertainers I've had the pleasure to work with."
J.M., Museum Director & Long Island Fair Manager, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Bethpage NY

"How can we thank you enough....are you avaialble next year?" M.A. Ridgebury School, Ridgefield, CT Family Fun Night, booked through Gigmasters (quoted in person rather than through Gigmasters feedback option.)

"He captures the hearts of our audiences....his timing and rhythms are flawless; he maintains the children's attention whether they are 3 or 13.....you can't take your eyes off him.......one of the funniest, best executed mime routines I've ever seen.......our visitors ask when he will return; our staff beg me to book him again soon...."
K.L. Providence Children's Museum, RI

"From the moment (he) entered we sensed that we were in for an exciting show. Hoopoe's silence lured us into a world of sight gags and hilarious shenanigans. (His) physical grace was superb and interaction with the audience, masterful. Young and old were absolutely entranced."
T. H. Artwell Gallery and Community Art Center.

"Dear Mr. Majishin, U R Realy funny. Thank u for macking me laghe. From your Bigest fan."
Patient, Providence Children's Hospital, Rhode Island

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BIOGRAPHY
In the US Chris has presented his unique entertainment at private events, schools, libraries, hospitals, senior centers, fairs and festivals. He has been a regular feature of the Long Island Fair, NY and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, NY. He played 'The Fool' in 'The Fool and the Flying Ship' for the Christmas Revels at the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth NH. He has worked extensively with Vermont's Northern Stage, coaching and directing summer youth theater and mime residencies. He has taught mime at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts and Hartsbrook high schools. With Holyoke's Enchanted Circle Theater, he has taught school theater residencies and has performed in touring theater productions of 'Folktales from Japan', 'African Griot', 'Tales from Mother Russia', and 'Page to Stage.' Chris is also a guest consultant for The Mime Enchanters, a young people's mime troupe on Long Island NY, and with whom he performs at the Bowery Poetry Club,
NY, NY.

Abroad, he has toured the Dominican Republic and the African nations of Cameroon, Benin and Morocco, with Project Troubador, presenting health education, school and orphanage programs. He has performed with Circus America at the Olympic Games Pan-Athenic Festival in Athens, GA and in Puerto Rico he played circus clown for Circo Mundial as well as directing their Clown Doctor Program, which visited hospitals and disabled centers. In 2007 Chris returned to the Dominican Republic, spent seven weeks in Japan performing at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park, and was invited by the Chinese government to perform at the month-long Kimtom International Clown Festival, Shanghai.
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2008 - Top Mime

Christmas Party

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Recommend

Chris gave an amazing performance! The children and adults were delighted with the show. Chris is quite a talent, and I had several parents thank me for finding such a great performer for the Christmas Party. Chris is a true professional.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Recommend

I will attached "Thank you" note my son wrote to Chris: "Dear Mr. Hoo-poe, I really enjoyed your performance. All your activities were amusing to me. The cooking the muffin really amezed me. How can you make a well cooked muffin out of unusual items? The robot dance with the techno music looked so realistic to make everyone laugh. Plus the interesting baloon tricks were my favorite out of all. I never thought of how I could make an arrow, microphone or even drumstics. I adored it the most. My class loved you so much, they say it's the biggest and best school party yet. Thank you so entirely much. Leon" Thank you Chris for amazing performance. The Novak Family

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Bat Mitzvah

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Pleasure to work with him. Accomodating, pleasant, professional, and very much liked by all the guests.

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2009
Dec
13
Christmas Party
Gardner, MA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2009
Jun
14
Fundraiser
Oneonta, NY
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2009
May
10
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2009
May
9
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2009
May
3
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2009
May
2
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note 'HOOPOE the CLOWNE' (a.k.a. Chris Yerlig) will also travel to North Amherst, North Hatfield, Palmer, Three Rivers, Ware, West Hatfield, Northampton, Whately, West Warren, Belchertown, Holyoke, Lake Pleasant, Bondsville, Ludlow, Monson, West Brookfield, Brimfield, Chicopee, Gilbertville, Greenfield, Hardwick, Thorndike, Wilbraham, Granby, Wendell Depot, West Chesterfield, Brookfield, Indian Orchard, New Braintree, Springfield.
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