The Village Idiot’s Circus: First Show!!

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Performance-art, clown, magic, music, STUPID HUMOR, comedy, dance, CLOWNS clowns, clowns, ….. Everything and nothing that involves a little touch of idiot!! Not your usual variety show.  Designed to create awkward moments. Scary at first, but healing in the long run.

Your host Matthew Silver has been performing @ Union Square, Astor Place and Washington Square Park as the Village Idiot, getting people to act silly.  You may have heard about him on the Gothamist, Timeout NY, The Village Voice, Brooklyn paper and Papermag or infamous sites like diehipster and Normalbobsmith.  Just recently he made his TV debut on Discovery’s Science Channel show called Oddities and now he’s ready to make his own Idiot Show!!!!!


Amazing Amy, Contortion Dancer


Famous for contortion dance Jamming.  She fearlessly performs with music on the spot, in the moment!  Never failed an audience!  Seen @ places like Coney Island, Dixon Place.  She has also made an appearance on TV, Discovery’s Science Channel ‘Oddities’ Program Season 2: The Horaffe, third segment. See it HERE!!


Master Lee, Comedic Performance Artist


Master Lee began as a street performer in Washington Square Park. He went on to do stand-up comedy, appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MTV, Showtime at the Apollo and Sesame Street. Tired of jokes, he began listening to Martin Luther King Jr. speeches, combining stream-of-consciousness, catharsis and tapping the unconscious to create his unique true stories. He is also working on a juggling piece to the six preludes of the Bach cello suites.  Master Lee has taught storytelling at the Rubin Museum of Art and Performance Art at New York University.

Uniska Whala Kano, Performance Artist


Has made appearances in the East Village, Union Square, Time Square, Williamsburg, all around the city.  Performed for Arts in Odd Places, Culture Fix, Flux Factory and 3rd Eye(sol)ation.  Her performance Art is made to create a reaction out of the audience, in venues and outside in the public.  She can be offensive, funny, political, non-political or Strange.  She wears a different costume for each performance.  Has been known to perform with Jacob Cohen, Subway Cellist .

Killy (Killer) Dwyer, Comedic Performance Artist & Musician


A Mock$tar comedic performance artist and musician Named “Top 10 Women Who Rock Comedy”, she has an album out with her band KILL THE BAND available on ITunes or at Also, please check out My BoX, Killy’s newest experiment in sound, comedy and performance art at the NY Frigid Festival in late February – tickets available now on

Solomon The Peculiarist, clown, magic

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Is a clown, magician and variety performer, recently returned to NYC after several years in New Orleans, where she produced and hosted the Wonder Farm Cabaret. She has worked with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Coney Island Sideshows by the Seashore, and Whirlybones Variety Arts Collective, among others, and performed at festivals in the US and Europe. Tanya is currently attending a master class in physical comedy taught by her dog Iggy.

Cal Folger Day, Musician


“…a guitarist and chanteuse with jazz leanings, whose vocal control and onstage presence command attention.” (The New Yorker)

“Standing just north of five feet, hidden under bookworm glasses and heavy waves of curls, the longing within her sultry voice will bring up heartbreak memories of Janis so distinctly that you’ll wonder how its grand emotive power was so well concealed beforehand. Cal Folger Day is a presence on stage.” (Go Folk Yourself)

Johnny Bizarre, Human Block Head

johnnybizarreAKA James Blonde from Jugger-nut.  Ladies and Gentlemen, a man who has no boundaries.  Lays on glass, stick nails up his nose, lets people staple him with a staple gun. Wacks a mouse traps on his tongue. And makes animal balloons.  Variety performer, comic book artist, comedian and musician.

About Matthew

I've done filmmaking for a long time. I'm done with it for now. I am a performer. I use to do street performance, soon I will do that again. My goal is to make them laugh kid! All of them!!!
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