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paul klaass

Paul Klaass is a multi-award winning comic juggler who lives in Nelson, New Zealand. His one man circus show has world klaass juggling skills, stand-up comedy, skit comedy, and charming and unique audience interactions.

In 2013 Paul won the award for New Zealands Best Overall Circus Act. He has since gone on to win numerous juggling, theatre, and entertainment awards and nominations, making him one of New Zealands most decorated circus entertainers!

While having a thriving career in New Zealand for the last 18 years, Paul has also performed in Japan, Greece, England, France, Canada and Australia. Paul performs in festivals, corporate events, malls, resorts, casinos and theme parks, and in the last 3 years has dedicated himself to street performance and busking, creating a new show and performing it all over New Zealand. He is now ready to take his new and revised show to the world!

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Awards & Nominations

2013 - The Golden Carnie - Best Overall Circus Act In New Zealand

2015 - IJA International Juggling Association Stage Championships - Bronze Medal

2018 - Nelson Fringe Festival - Best Design Award (Theatre Show)

2018 - Pole Legends Award - New Zealand Pole Industry Awards - MC Award

2017 & 2018 - Variety Artists Club Of New Zealand - Nominated Best Childrens Entertainer

2018 - Nelson Fringe Festival - Nominated Best Ensemble (Theatre Show)

New show, new tricks! Showcased in this clip is a taster of the new skills featured in the act for 2020...

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Festivals 2017 - 2019

2017 - AUSA Buskers Festival (Auckland, NZ)

2018 (& 2012) - International Buskers Festival (Auckland, NZ)

2017, 2018, 2019 - Picton Maritime Festival (Picton, NZ)

2018 - Southland Buskers Festival (Invercargill, NZ)

2018 - Newtown Buskers Festival (Wellington, NZ)

2018 - SPLORE Music & Arts Festival (Auckland, NZ)

2017, 2018 - New Zealand Juggling Festival (Auckland, Hastings, NZ)

2018 - Nelson Fringe Festival (Nelson, NZ)

2019 - Sarau Music & Arts Festival (Tasman, NZ)

2019 - Circotica Winter Festival (Christchurch, NZ)

2019 - STELLAR Arts Festival (Auckland NZ)

Testimonials

But don’t just take my word for it, heres some nice things other people had to say about the show…

“IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A BRILLIANT AND INSTINCTIVE PERFORMER WHO KNOWS HOW TO BUILD A LARGE CROWD AND GET THEM ROARING WITH LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE THEN BOOK PAUL KLAASS NOW!” - Newtown Buskers Festival 2018

“SUCH AN AMAZING SHOW, THOROUGHLY ENJOYED BY ALL. 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND EVERY TIME.” AUSA Buskers Festival 2017

“OUR FAVOURITE ACT OF THE FESTIVAL.” - SOME RANDOM TOURISTS. - International Buskers Festival 2018

“I INVITED PAUL KLAASS TO DO CIRCUS SHOWS FOR THE WINTER CIRCUS, AS I AM WELL AWARE OF HIS STAGGERING EXPERIENCE AND SOLID REPUTATION. PAUL WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND DURING HIS TIME WITH US, WITH CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONALISM AND AN AMAZING STAGE PRESENCE THAT SET THE STANDARD FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW.” Circotica Winter Circus 2019