Top 7 Comic Acts to Catch at The MD Renaissance Festival
The Maryland Renaissance Festival, now in its 41st season, runs Saturdays and Sundays through October 22nd in Crownsville, near Annapolis, Maryland. Here, the Maryland Theatre Guide has chosen the Top 7 Comic Acts to Catch at the MD Renaissance Festival! All the acts are short, around 20 to 25 minutes, so you have time to catch many shows while at the festivial. Which acts are your favorite? To learn more about the festival, click HERE.
1. Johnny Fox
Johnny Fox says, “It’s an honor to have a job where I can make people laugh…” In recognition of the legendary Johnny Fox’s 36 years of amazing performances, the Royal Stage is now called the Royal Fox Theatre. Upon his first appearance on the stage after receiving treatment for liver cancer, Fox received a 3 minute standing ovation. While at this point he won’t be swallowing swords, his engaging and hilarious act includes magic, such as cups and balls, coin tricks, swallowing of a balloon, water from India, and other favorite routines. His show will also inspire you with stories of believing in yourself.
2. A Fool Named ‘O’ and “LaLa’
Mark Jaster- A Fool named “O” and Sabrina Mandell – “LaLa” are two brilliant performers who will entertain you with their family-friendly physical antics that will tickle your funny bone and even tug at your heart. Festivial-goers will also enjoy the sounds of some familiar tunes played on a musical saw by “O” and by “LaLa” who tries to chime in with her instrument.
3. The London Broil
AJ, Louie, and Matt make up the comedic juggling team, known as The London Broil. One probably finds it hard to chew gum and talk at the same time, let alone juggle and tell jokes at the same time. From juggling balls, knives, clubs, and “fire,” The London Broil will make you bubble over with laughter as they perform wild and crazy antics and some pretty nifty juggling tricks that will amaze you.
4. Puke & Snot
Mark Sieve and John Gamoke make up the act called, Puke & Snot. This wildly popular comedy team claims to find their inspiration from Abbott and Costello and Avon’s Bard.
Perusing the Puke & Snot Facebook Fan page, a joke told at the Colorado Renaissance Festival went like this:
SNOT: This is only the third time I’ve been in love.
PUKE: I remember. The first two times it was pizza.
5. The Danger Committee
Jason “Other One” LeMay, Mick “Bald Guy” Lunzer, Caleb “Reynaldo” McEwan make up The Danger Committee. While fire isn’t allowed on stage at the festival, weapons are, and The Danger Committee lives up to their name as they throw knives blindfolded into wooden boards and other death-defying routines. They also get the audience involved in their dangerously funny act.
6. Lancelot the Bald
Lancelot the Bald is an English gentleman of many talents. Lancelot can spin plates from his mouth and on the horns of a Viking helmet, balance atop a rolling cylinder made to look like a ship, and walk on a tightrope held up by a team of volunteers from the audience. This performer is sharp, witty, and never short on energy.
7. Hilby, the skinny German juggle boy
Hilby is the “living proof that being German doesn’t mean you can’t be funny.” Hilby juggles a variety of objects, does all sorts of tricks with a diabolo (an object that is spun using a string attached to two hand sticks), unicycling, and a variety of other comedic circus stunts.