SMIRK! - World Champion jugglers plus physical comedy
Smirk Show! is a 90 minute roller coaster ride into the lives of two performers whose comedy derives from the collision of two very different minds trying to perform in the same show. One is a former scientist, and the other a slapstick madman. Juggling, whip cracking, unicycles and a large rocket launcher all make an appearance in this Odd Couple meets the circus spectacular.
Smirk presents new vaudeville through the lens of comedy and a dynamic Abbott and Costello style relationship. Reid and Warren are performers that could not be more different, and their story is a buddy comedy based on two of the oldest archetypes in comedy, the straight man and the goof ball. Many people juggle, but Smirk is unique. What makes this show special is the dynamic relationship that emerges through these characters. Their friendship (and the show itself) is tested as they become increasingly at odds with each other. They finally come back together for a finale that draws from the best these two people can bring together, and delivers their biggest, craziest and most amazing stunt yet!
Physical comedian Reid Belstock and innovative juggling ace Warren Hammond have teamed up to bring you their hilarious and incredible new show, Smirk! Reid plays a maniacal goofball to Warren’s straight man garnering comparisons to Abbott and Costello. Described as "A nicely matched pair of performers with a deep bag of tricks," by Juggle Magazine, their juggling and slapstick antics explode off the stage to fill the largest auditorium. Their work has earned them multiple awards, including the 2009, and more recently the 2011 IJA Silver Medal in the Team competitions
Educational Outreach:Smirk has a sensory friendly performance. We can also provide juggling workshops. There are scientific principles related to juggling such as, rhythm and timing, gravity, gyroscopics and inertia. When performing for student audiences, we include math and science pieces from our full length show that highlight these principles.
Smirk has a sensory friendly performance. We can also provide juggling workshops. There are scientific principles related to juggling such as, rhythm and timing, gravity, gyroscopics and inertia. When performing for student audiences, we include math and science pieces from our full length show that highlight these principles.
We love going into schools and hospitals to entertain and educate!
What People Are Saying
“We have been running our Youth Series here at Strings for over a decade and it is always fun to watch our audience respond and get drawn into each of the performances. Sometimes they are drawn in for longer periods of time than others. SMIRK, however, held their attention and entertained from start to end, an extremely dicult and rare accomplishment. As the crowd is leaving I typically get a smile, nod and thank you from the adults, but after the SMIRK performance the level of excitement from the children as well as the adults was highest so far. Warren and Reid deliver an excellent, fun and stimulating performance for an audience geared toward children, but that is fun for all. I highly recommend their show, and will defi‑nitely be looking to bring them back.”