|Ngaio Bealum photo by John Cornicello|
Ngaio Bealum was on stage just one night last year at the festival, and the audience wanted more! He started out as a juggler in San Francisco, but now spends most of his time on the road, performing at various festivals, headlining comedy clubs, and occasionally appearing on television shows such as The Sarah Silverman Program and Laughs. Ngaio is also a frequent guest on Doug Benson's podcasts and currently writes for the Sacramento News Review. He even has some feature length film credits under his belt: Nine Months with Hugh Grant, It Burns When I Laugh, and Hey Monster, Hands Off My City. The latter is a film adaptation of a one-man play that was performed at the San Francisco Fringe Festival in 2011. Make sure to check here for your chance to see him this year!
|Alfredo Fettuccini photo by Michelle Bates|
|Jason Victor Serinus photo by Michelle Bates|
How well can you whistle? Do you think you could whistle part of an opera? Jason Victor Serinus can! If you've seen the Peanuts cartoon She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown, you've heard Jason whistle Puccini's "O mio babbino caro" as the voice of Woodstock. Jason is an award-winning whistler, taking home first place in multiple categories at the Carson City, NV Whistle-Offs and the Louisburg, NC International Whistlers' Competition. He was even inducted into the Whistler's Hall of Fame in 2003! Jason has wowed television audiences with his whistling skills on such programs as The Tonight Show, The Merv Griffin show, and CBS Sunday Morning. When he isn't whistling, Jason is writing music reviews for online and print publications, as well as editorials and opinion pieces. The whistling is something you'll have to see to believe, so make sure and get tickets to one (or all!) of these shows!