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.
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.
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"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!"
"Bruce Manners did a super job at the Fayette County Fair... VERY easy to work with and completely self-sufficient."
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."
"Exceeded expectations… AMAZING… funny, entertaining, very skilled with his juggling… definitely recommend Bruce for any family event"
"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."
"Last Friday's event went great and you were a huge hit with the kids!"
"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."
"The crowd's enthusiasm toward Bruce was overwhelming."
"I would recommend Bruce for performances in any type of environment. He is a quality person and performer."
"Bruce's mixture of comedy and physical skill with the art of juggling helped elevate our event to a whole new level!"
"Bruce was a real hit with children and their parents, and attracted the largest crowd of the day!"
"Ballistic... A verbal barrage of One-liners and Impromptu Dialogue"
"Bruce is a wonderful juggler that we have used for many events. I would recommend him for any occasion."
"He was great!"
"My son is a great juggler!!!"
"The juggler was AMAZING!!!"
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.
If you are interested in getting a dog, there are numerous ways of using the net to find a family pet. Check out the ASPCA or the folks at petfinder.org... Bruce and Alice have 3 dogs. All of which either came from a local animal shelter or through Nowegian Elkhound Rescue.
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.