PT Barnum… The Podcast!

PT Barnum on a podcast

I recently performed as PT Barnum in a 2 part podcast, the first part of which dropped today! The podcast is called Calling History, and it’s a very entertaining idea. The host, Tony Dean, somehow magically manages to slip a smartphone into the folds of time, and gets to have an unscripted conversation with a number of entertaining characters.  He’s […]

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Nutcracker in Wonderland- Digital Holiday Show!

The Nutcracker in Wonderland is a crazy holiday show I’m participating in this year.  It’s a virtual show with live elements that is being produced and brainchilded by Bay Area variety wunderkind Frank Olivier.  It opens this Saturday evening, and has tickets available here: The show is a mashup of The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, circus, magic, and variety.  […]

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Funny Friday: Peter Pitofsky and Frank Olivier– Together Again! (Separately)

Funny Friday with Peter and Frank

It’s Funny Friday this week! Two great performers (and alumni of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Clown College) will be performing this Friday night via Zoom together. This is a don’t miss comedy show! Frank Olivier ( is a San Francisco based juggling phenom.  He has been performing for over 30 years on the street and at corporate events doing […]

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Virtual Vaudeville Makes A Revival This Saturday!

Virtual Vaudeville Poster

Vaudeville has made a number of attempts at revival over the years.  Now it is virtual vaudeville’s turn! In 2002, I was part of the short-lived vaudeville revival that took over Times Square.  [See this article from the NY Times that features my show extensively:  Old Time Vaudeville Looks Young Again What with the social distancing, #coronamadness, and lots of […]

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Laughing Stock presents Antonio Fava in Chicago 2/15-2/16/2020

February isn’t actually Commedia Month (although it does contain international Commedia Day).  But in Chicago, Laughing Stock Theatre is doing its darnedest to celebrate Commedia month anyway. They are bringing Antonio Fava, a world-renowned performer, teacher, director and maskmaker from Italy, to Chicago during the month of February.  He’ll be conducting a 2 day master class 2/15-2/16 at Links Hall […]

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Review of Cavalia’s Odysseo

Montreal circus company Cavalia has a new show that opened recently in Chicago (playing through April 23, 2017 at Soldier Field). The show is called Odysseo and bills itself as “The Best Show Ever.” That’s a lot to live up to.  It’s a beautiful, sumptuous show that has amazingly talented acrobats, equestrians, and some of the most talented and trained horses […]

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