On April 22, “Water for Elephants” opened in theaters everywhere. Starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz, the movie takes place in a circus in the 1930’s so they brought in Hollywood’s favorite jugglers, Jack & Jeri.
Here are some photos on the set:
Here’s a movie clip with us in the background:
This year, we invested in the Mediastar audio controller which allows us to remotely run all our sound cues ourselves. No more will we depend on an inexperienced sound operator to get it right. (It took a couple of disasters to learn this lesson.) We are very happy with the new system which has been reliable and efficient.
Jack juggles five torches – just for fun. (note: I rarely get to perform with fire anymore due to strict fire regulations in most venues. The weird thing is when I was working on cruise ships, I juggled fire all the time. They never had a problem with it.)
Jack & Jeri’s children Max and Oz enjoy getting in on the act.
5-year-old Max continues to pick up circus skills. He loves walking on his stilts.
Jeri trains hand-to-hand with acro friend Dave Floyd.
Last month we received rave reviews during our week at the Magic Castle. If you missed it, this should be an excellent opportunity to see us live. The stage at ACME is much bigger and we’ll be able to do much more.
Two shows: Thursday Nov. 11 @ 9pm and Saturday Nov. 13 @ 7:30pm
At the famous ACME Comedy Theatre
135 N. La Brea Avenue; Los Angeles, CA 90036.
We’ll be doing 30 minutes, and there are two other acts in each show.
Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door.
For more info see http://www.lacomedyfest.com/
I have now officially been a professional entertainer for over 20 years. Just over 20 years ago I quit my last “real job” as an engineer at IBM Research. What would have happened if I had stayed an engineer? Who knows. Maybe I would have retired by now, or maybe I’d be unemployed and homeless. Maybe I wouldn’t be alive at all. You never know. But I do know I’m happy with my decision and it’s been a good twenty years. I’ve gotten to see the world and make a lot of people happy doing what I love. I’m ready for at least another 20.
We have lots of new routines in the works. Our latest debut is a new piece with fluorescent juggling and acrobatics glowing under black light. It’s a spectacular effect we’re very excited about. Although we’ve already started performing it, the routine and costumes are still evolving. Almost every time we practice, we make some small improvement. Here are some photos from the debut performance a couple of weeks ago. (We’ve already totally redone the costumes from these photos.)
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