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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Juggling – From Antiquity to the Middle Ages”

“Juggling – From Antiquity to the Middle Ages” – the forgotten history of throwing and catching

by Thom Wall

This is a very comprehensive book on juggling. Written with humor and great research. Here is a quote from the book!

The book sites a historical time line along with my illustrations and photographs. This is one/half of the chart published in the book. Don’t want to give away too much!

Great read for jugglers and fans of juggling alike!

Thom Wall sets the standard for future work by circademics… I predict that [this] book will become the textbook on juggling history. – Richard Kennison, CircusTalk

Juggling: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages is an incredible resource to anyone interested in the history of juggling. Thom Wall has filled in many gaps to the documented history of the art.This is the juggling history book that I’ve been waiting for. – David Cain, Curator, Museum of Juggling History

Here is an interview I did with Thom recently.

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You can find the book here!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Ralph Lewis – “Androboros”

PECULIAR WORKS PROJECT presents Androboros

Fraunces Tavern at 54 Pearl Street, NYC

For more information/tickets on Androboros click here!

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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – Jackie Mason’s America – Social Commentary


First Edition – Published 1983

I bought this book when it was first published in 1983. I got it signed years later after attending one of Jackie’s Broadway shows. I went to the stage door and waiting in a short line to see him. He was cordial and ask ‘who are you?”. I gave him my short bio and he seemed delighted to sign my book. I first heard him on a 33rpm record at a friend’s house years earlier and ever since I have been a big fan. I remember laughing so hard at his Broadway show that when I left the theater I was hunched over from having my head, check and back hurting from laughing so hard.

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“I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something.”   Jackie Mason
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This wonderfully hilarious book is still available here!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Joel Jeske – “What is funny”?

A few years ago I posed the question "WHAT IS FUNNY" to Joel Jeske. A very funny man.
He has a great answer to the question and I wanted to share it with everyone who didn’t see the video when it was originally posted 3 years ago.

Thanks Joel!

For more on Joel Jeske go here.

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Alternatve Comedian, Political Activist RENO

She talks about her work with the Obama campaign and what is going on now with her career.

I had photographed RENO a few times in the past during her performances.
Reno.5Her shows are so intelligent and so funny. Pointed political commentary and a keen eye for social observation.

Reno.2 She has performed on HBO, BRAVO, at LaMama, Dixon Place, Actor’s Playhouse and other venues worldwide.
For more information/bio and video on RENO go to:

Interview with Reno in ‘Interview Magazine’ by Lily Tomlin HERE!

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Slash Coleman – Story Teller/Author/Performer – “The Bohemian Love Diaries”

SLASH COLEMAN‘s book has the following opening description:

“Infused with southern charm, this irresistibly weird and wonderful story chronicles Slash Coleman’s upbringing in a warped but warm-hearted household of eccentric artists. Descended from a posse of off-beat immigrants–including a grandfather who danced at the Moulin Rouge–and raised near the capital of the Confederacy during the 1970s and ’80s, young Slash sets out to find true love. Unfortunately, he’s his own worst enemy. Obsessions with Evel Knievel, rock band KISS, and crisscrossing the country to find the girl of his dreams set his quest for happiness on a hapless course.
Hilarious and profound, Coleman slowly comes to terms with his father, a genius sculptor and volatile alcoholic, and his mother, a Holocaust survivor who makes him promise never to reveal that he’s Jewish. A touching portrait emerges of a young artist…”

The Bohemian Love Diaries by Slash Coleman

In this video interview Slash Coleman talks about adapting his oral stories to a book and then back to the stage. The legacy of his family and the inspiration he gets from them to become a story teller.

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For information on his upcoming show go HERE
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Noah Diamond performing “The United Nations Song”


This was originally posted in March 2013. It is hard to believe that 4 years have passed since Travis and I produced this series. I am bringing them back one by one every week! Hold on and watch The Vaudephone Series!

Vaudephone is a co-production of and the American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche

Recorded at Cornelia Street Cafe on March 25th, 2013
For more information on Noah Diamond:

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Best of 2010 – New York Clown Theatre Festival

Thinking about the upcoming 2012 Edition of the NY Clown Theatre Festival I remembered doing lots of photographs at the 2010 Festival. Here are some of the highlights from that great, fun Festival. Hope you will come out to this years!

Eric Davis hosting an evening of Clown Cabaret at the Festival.

Peter Musante and Summer Shapiro performing in the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival

Gabriela Munoz performing at the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival

Butt Kapinsky performing on location for the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival

Will Shaw performing at the 2010 Clown Theatre Festival

There were lots more clowns at the 2010 Festival and you can see them all here.

Consider attending this year’s shows as they are all new, from all over the world in a very intimate theater. THE BRICK.

For more information on the festival go HERE!

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“What is Funny” A commentary by clown, physical comedian Joel Jeske

Joel Jeske will be performing his one man show I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE at the Amuse Bouche: NY Clown Theatre Festival presented at The Brick Theater. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Lord Buckley will be performing at the L.C. Out of Doors Festival- Sunday 8/1

Actually it is the amazing channeler of Lord Buckley from Santa Fe, New Mexico. ROD HARRISON. If you haven’t ever heard of Lord Buckley do some internet investigating and see what you are in store for! A real delight! Rod brings Lord Buckley back to life with his humourous, uncanny portrayal.

6pm Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – OUT OF DOORS Festival

See Rod Harrison here in a video I shot at The Bowery Poetry Club celebrating Lord Buckley’s B’day last year! Performing The Nazz.

In depth interview with Lord Buckley biographer OLIVER TRAGER coming soon!