the Balloonzoo artists directory, offering you a nationwide
resource of all the very best in South African clown arts. Just
keep on scrolling down because this page just goes on and
on.(and on)Just to challenge your perception of what you think a
clown is: all of the following are chosen for being clowns in
their own right, even though at first glance they may not fit
Stylianou( Cape Town )(Slaapstadt)
than life foolish fairy will tickle and dust away your
daily grinds with her magical featherduster, and transport
ypu into to a place where being serious.is against the law.
Popular with the kiddies, her one hour act will include
balloon modelling ,fairy(gym)nastics, storytelling,
wonderful wishes,and facepainting
It takes balls to do this. An expert juggler and unicyclist. Andy
is available for your birthday party, corporate event or any special
occasion. He will juggle fire, unicycle, walk on stilts, do a spot
of magic and even twist balloon animals
He has a 30 minute Magic and juggling show suitable for kids aged
is probably South Africa most experienced childrens clown., with
about twenty years experience. Bubbles offers juggling, balloons twisting,
magic and classic clown comedy. Bubbles is the chairperson of
the South African clown register and is internationally
for his contribution to clowning. Bubbles, his wife and daughters
are all clowns or circus performers in their own right.
Charlie is a celebrity in his native Seychelles, with a reputation
throughout Africa. Charlie is great at working a crowd.with close
up magic. or As a colourful high visibility character on stilts
for an outdoor walkabout. Charlie is a magical clown par excellence.
His repertoire includes: Magic, clowning, fire juggling, hat juggling,stiltwalking,
unicycling and trick-cycling
by young and old Gum gum the clown from Durban is a multitalented
performer who will add sparkle to any event. Puppetry, Comedy-
Magic illusion, Balloonology, games , his act is both funny and
educational. Gum- gum uses his clowning to spread the Gospel.
Available for all occasions, birthdays, corporate events and church
functions, Gum gum is the cream elite of Smilemaking in Durban
JayJay the Jolly juggler
has been entertaining kids of all ages for about ten years now.
He will appear at your birthday party, corporate event, shopping
centre or anywhere else where a laugh is needed. JayJay does magic,
juggles, makes the most amazing balloon sculptures, walks on stilts
and generally clowns around. He can perform a 30 - 40 minute show
aimed at all ages and/or do strolling entertainment.
Mister Magic charms and delights young and old, His versatility
as Magician allows for a brilliant stage act . His experience
at working with a crowd, allows for great audience participation.
Mister Magic has performed for Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher
Mrs Tangles of the “Teeny Weeny Smile Factory” with
the fruit of her loins, “Tucky Tangles,”(Probably
the youngest member of the South African clown family). Mrs Tangles
is an expert puppetter and storyteller and also an exquisite facepainter
(some of her facepainting can be viewed on this site) She can
also twist (and tangle) quite a few impressive balloon creations..She
says the best part about working in a smile factory is making
all those teeny weeny smiles..
cheerful crew of clown doctors, spread smiles and hope in Hospitals
around Johannesburg. The team led by Doctor Jay Jay, are all members
of the Theodora foundation, based in Switzerland.
Dr JayJay can be booked for your function to do a talk about the
Theodora Foundation’s mission to spread their medicinal
laughter. This is done in exchange for a donation to the foundation
to allow these marvelous clown doctors to continue this special
JayJay has been visiting hospitalised children as part of the
for the last eight years. Every week he can be seen in the paediatric
wards of Chris Hani Baragwanath and Johannesburg General hospitals
brightening the days of the staff and patients.
Sylvester has established himself as one of SA’s best loved
clowns. As Alwyn the ventriloquist , he brings his cheeky back-chatting
mannequins to life , to steal the show without fail.. Really ,
I could’nt see his lips move. Sylvester and Alwyn are available
for corporate events and stage shows. As a clown, ventriloquist,
magician and mime, Sylvester entertains young and old, bringing
his unique sparkle to your function or event.
Flopsy is a well loved and spirited performer who uses storytelling
, kids magic and balloon modelling amongst her various clown antics.
She is available for birthday parties and all special occasions
in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
:Winnie and Anlie - Puppeteers
the best puppet act Cape Town has to offer, with comically
crafted muppet type puppets and a large puppet stage.Winnie and
Anlies scripts are genuinely funny and in this regard they
qualify as clowns in their own right.This show will be enjoyed
by adults and children alike.
Vinnie has a theatrical background, having studied drama
at UCT He
uses a combination of mime, storytelling, juggling ,unicycling
and physical theatre. Much of his work has an environmental message.
He performs for any sort of event. His clown character comes from
another planet called Zok. Vinnies clown speaks in a strange gibberish
that any five year old can understand.
the Clown (Cape Town)
has performed both locally and internationally in France , Italy
and Spain With an act that cuts through all cultural and language
barriers , clowning is a language all children and adults can
understand .In the process, he has brought smiles and laughter
to hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life.
the Clown (Jhb)
Teacup .a.k.a Bronwyn : an allround fun clown for kids of all ages.
Especially talented for her musical ability, teacup is an adept
juggler, balloon twister, facepainter and an entertainer with
a silly sense of humour. Available for the greater Johannesburg
and Pretoria areas.
Johnjays list of incredible clown skills have grown by leaps and
bounds. He does magic, walks on stilts, juggles (even
a tall unicycle, is an expert balloon twister. Aside from also
playing a heart wrenching harmonica, Johnjay is a
keypin designer and facilitator for the Johannesburg carnival industry.
and Stephen(cape town)
is a loyal friend and an excellent person to have on my team. As a
face-painter, fairy, arts and crafts workshop facilitator
she can also teach kids to make their own musical instruments.
Kleanthy , a school teacher by profession is a perfectionist in
everything she does.Her Hubby Stephen pictured right is her
assistant arts and craft co-ordinator and BalloonZoo's assistant
Michael- A Mephistophelian wonder for your evening adult corporate
event. The masked man juggles a multitude of faces of his own
making. A perfectionist at his craft., Michael is a master
of fire and mask"performance and is perfect for any
alternative corporate event. Michael is available to create your
mask on request.
the Mermaid (Cape Town)
beautiful facepainting Mermaid is a hit for any kind of childrens
event. She will sit patiently for endless hours creating gorgeous
art on our kiddies faces.,telling magical tales of her life as a
mermaid princess deep beneath the waves.
Steffie The clown has moved on and up. Still an all -round clown
performer, Steffie has a new passion: for Hypnosis. His sidesplitting
hypnosis show is creating a sensation across the country.
Justin is an extravagant stiltwalking character,
perfect for walkabouts
festivals and carnivals He designs and makes his own costumes,
masks, props, puppets and can create just about anything. Also
known for his pyrotechnic abilities , Justin is regarded by all
who know him as a full fledged Wizard both onstage and behind
my opinion a Miss Bean of excellence, Lolly is a natural absurd
clown with a wide range of skills and a flair for character
performance. She is as comfortable on tall stilts as most of us
are on our feet. Bright and cheerful on the eye with a ridiculous
dose of clown humour. Lolliee is fantastic for any type of
event wherever a true clowns services are required
Absolutely (Cape Town)
has been performing professionally for the past six years.
Passionate about innovating new characters and modes of
performance, her explorations in entertainment have expanded her
repertoire to include:most forms of dance, mime, clowning,
childrens theatre, puppetry,stiltwalking, fire-performance, fire
eating and bellydancing. Lulu has performed internationally
and was invited to perform in Italy in 2004. Book Lulu while you
can, for soon she will be sailing away to work aboard a luxury
highly practised consortium of extremely lovable partially
insane, stiltwalking clowns is the perfect visual addition
to any festival or corporate event. All good friends, pandemonium
can offer you a polished teamwork as either walkabout characters
up in the air or for a good and solid act on the ground
dancing fairy moves through the silence with grace and
Bianca contains all the magic of fairytales. She is incredibly
surreal and elegant ,attracting the curiosity of people of all
ages through her graceful movements.
Fresh from Italy. Bianca received her training from the celebrated
father of mime : Marcel Marceau
mime artist is a sorcerer’s apprentice who conjures mountains,
storms, winds, tides and a whole cosmic world that appears and
disappears by volition…Miming starts where the word stops: in