2017 Performers

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 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.


Stilt Walkers and Jugglers