February 24, 2015

Laughter, Magic, and Whistling

It takes a special kind of person to be on stage at the Moisture Festival in front of an audience night after night. All of our performers are full of personality and have that special quality required to be in the spotlight, so you can be assured that no matter what show you see, you will have a fun and exciting time! Here are a couple of performers you should have on your radar for the 2015 festival.

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
Alfredo Fettucini has been on the Moisture Festival stage before, but it has been awhile since we've seen him! As a young lad, he began performing in San Francisco, setting a bowl out on the street at the Fisherman's Wharf while performing magic tricks. As it can happen when you have talent and personality, cash appeared and the magic continued. Eventually, Alfredo (we think his real name is Bob), met Tom Noddy (we know his other name is The Bubble Guy), who introduced him to the West Coast vaudeville circuit. Many performances and character inventions later, Bob/fredo was well known and well loved. He doesn't do much performing lately, spending most of his time on his other projects, which include 3D photography and film-making. Don't miss your chance to see him this year at these shows!

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!

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