Comedy & Juggling and Stuff with Bruce Manners is an entertaining blend of stand-up comedy, audience participation and outrageous stunts.   Based in Houston, Texas, Bruce Manners is available to make your next event a success.

Bruce Manners has created a unique entertainment experience. As a featured stage act, Bruce combines stand-up comedy and juggling or “stand up juggling” to create an act suitable for corporate, family, and public markets. As a strolling or “atmosphere” entertainer, Bruce presents world class 3 ball juggling and amazing balance tricks while engaging the crowd in a relaxed and unobtrusive manner. No matter the venue, Bruce Manners is always a crowd favorite. 

about bruce


Bruce Manners has been juggling for over 30 years.  Starting when he was in high school after his mother jokingly gave him the book "Juggling for the Complete Klutz", Bruce has performed in a wide variety of events and has entertained audiences of all ages.  Bruce's act, Comedy & Juggling and Stuff, is equal parts stand-up comedy, Las Vegas variety act, and audience participation.  No matter where Bruce has performed, he has consistently proven a crowd favorite.  As an opening act, Bruce has worked with such artists as Penn & Teller, Leon Redbone, The Rembrandts, The Guess Who Band and the Warner Brothers Orchestra.  Cleveland Magazine honored Bruce as one of Cleveland, Ohio's "50 Most Interesting People".  Bruce and his family relocated to Houston, Texas in 2006 and he has been thrilling audiences in Texas ever since.

Bruce is a member of the following associations:

Here is a quick sampling of the venues and events which have featured Bruce…

Festival & Special Events


Opening Act

Comedy Clubs

Television & Film

Video and Photos
events and reviews

"Thank you so much for being a part of the Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo this year! Your show is fantastic and loved by those at the rodeo. You have such a wonderful presence and you seem to work non-stop! Every time I looked up I saw you interacting and entertaining kids and adults. You were performing for people standing in line for various things, riding that awesome tricycle, and getting people excited for the show!"
Tina, Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo

"Bruce Manners did a super job at the Fayette County Fair... VERY easy to work with and completely self-sufficient."
Rose, Fayette County Fair

Bruce was great to work with! Very professional. His performance at our festival drew a rapt audience of all ages who watched the show intently. I would recommend Bruce to anyone looking for an entertainer."
Festival Director, Houston Tea Festival

"Exceeded expectations… AMAZING… funny, entertaining, very skilled with his juggling… definitely recommend Bruce for any family event"
MAS Katy Center

"Thanks for being part of this year's Dickens on the Strand Festival. We hope you will entertain at Dickens for many years to come."
Festival Entertainment Director
Galveston, TX

"Last Friday's event went great and you were a huge hit with the kids!"
Houston Society for Performing Arts
Houston, TX

"Our party was made better because of people like you that were a part of it. We really enjoyed your show. Will be using your service again."
Houston Party Host
Houston, TX

"The crowd's enthusiasm toward Bruce was overwhelming."
Shelley Mabel - FOX 36, WUPW
Toledo, OH

"I would recommend Bruce for performances in any type of environment. He is a quality person and performer."
Jamie Belkin, VP Special Events
Belkin Productions

"Bruce's mixture of comedy and physical skill with the art of juggling helped elevate our event to a whole new level!"
Trevor Ralph, Clear Channel Entertainment

"Bruce was a real hit with children and their parents, and attracted the largest crowd of the day!"
Nathan Eppink, Cleveland Metroparks

"Ballistic... A verbal barrage of One-liners and Impromptu Dialogue"
The Medina, County Gazette
Medina Ohio

"Bruce is a wonderful juggler that we have used for many events. I would recommend him for any occasion."
Joe Lefler, President
Fun-Tastic Entertainment, Inc.

"He was great!"
Big Chuck & Little John - WJW TV8
Cleveland, Ohio

"My son is a great juggler!!!"
Sonya Manners (Bruce's mother...)

"The juggler was AMAZING!!!"
Solon Community Theater

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In addition to being a performing juggler, Bruce is very interested in the preservation of juggling as both an art form and a sport.  With that in mind, he is a member in good standing in the International Jugglers Association (IJA).  Check it out!

The IJA has a great electronic newsletter called "eJuggle" which has lots of great articles on current and historically jugglers as well as articles on the latest trends in juggling.

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Bruce & Alice have had a great relationship with the Nowegian Elkhound Rescue Service. They have adopted, transported and fostered many dogs through this wonderful organization and have loved every one of the animals they have tried to help.

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