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With the end of the year upon us, we are happy to have had a great 2016 traveling/touring year! Stay tuned for our 2017 schedule, starting with Jelly Boy the Clown & Fibi Eyewalker in January in Finland then meeting up with Velvet Crayon & Matterz Squidling and joining up with European Squidlings Roc Roc It & Princess Tweedle Needle in Germany and on and on from there. More detailed info coming soon!
The SQUIDLING BROTHERS are a collective of circus freakshow performers based out of Philadelphia, founded by JELLY BOY (clown of danger and science) & MATTERZ SQUIDLING (the impenetrable music man). Combining their feats of wonder, skill, and comedy, the show gives audiences a fast-paced, high-risk, unforgettable experience. Taking from the American Carnival and Theatre of the Absurd traditions, The Squidling Brothers have mutated the classic and the modern to create a style all their own.
Since hitting the road in 2008, they have toured continuously coast to coast in the United States and overseas to countries such as: Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Israel.
They have headlined the Coney Island Rockabilly Festival, performed at Theatre Bizarre (the largest Halloween party in North America), and Lagunitas Brewing Company's Beer Circus in Chicago. Over the years they have shared the stage with rock bands Primus and the Exploited; as well as traveled with the Swing Shift Sideshow out of Las Vegas and Pain Solution from Norway.
Various Squidlings have also been featured on television programs such as AMC's Freakshow Season 2, Oddities San Francisco, America's Got Talent, and recently on the big screen breathing fire in the Rocky film "Creed". They have appeared on the national news in Holland for the world famous Hanky Panky Tattoo Museum and on various local news programs all around the world.
Off the stage the Squidling Brothers have produced and released a sideshow horror film (Freakshow Apocalypse), a documentary about Jelly Boy's return to the stage after being rescued from a house fire (A Clown's Recovery), and are currently working on a five part film series of their Philadelphia based Carnivolution (a story-driven stage show combining circus acts, puppets, and animation).
Some of the things you'll see in the show are glass walking, the bed of nails, feats of strength, sword swallowing, live music, sketch comedy, and the mystery of electricity. When the venue allows, aerial acrobatics and fire performances add to the spectacle. As a large collective of performers, the Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow can be hired individually or as a group, depending on the desires of the event.