About MICHAEL MENES
Michael Menes (pronounced men•ness like finesse) is a contemporary vaudevillian who has performed all over the world. A juggler for 30+ years, fellow jugglers regard him as a pioneer and legend in his field. Through a combination of dance, mime, movement, character work, and technical virtuosity, Michael is known for his elegance, classy style, precision and originality.
ABOUT THE SHOW
HIGH-JINKS is a celebration of physical comedy, juggling, and sketch-comedy that is accessible, visual and highly entertaining. The show is packed with fast-paced, nimble and energetic vignettes including awesome juggling routines, mind-boggling illusions, novelty arts, and hilarious audience participation. HIGH-JINKS is international and has toured across Europe, Asia, and South America transcending age, language, and cultural barriers. Sit back, as Michael Menes, the über-juggler and theatrical chameleon, defies the forces of gravity as he creates a world full of humor, finesse and visual delight!
Michael has performed around the world in festivals, theaters, corporate galas, casino showrooms, television, schools and universities, and on the stages of a dozen luxury cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America and Disney Cruise Lines. His career highlights include CIRQUE du SOLEIL (TV) Solstrom Series • JUST FOR LAUGHS Comedy Festival (TV), Montreal, Quebec • Three X’s on “Le Grande Cabaret du Monde” (Prestigious TV Show) Paris, FRANCE • THE OLYMPIC ARTS FESTIVAL, Barcelona, SPAIN • TRAUMSPIELE VARIETé, GERMANY • THE INTERNATIONAL HUMOR FESTIVAL (TV) CCTV, Beijing, CHINA (200 MILLION VIEWERS ACROSS ASIA!) and many more…
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“Eine faszinierende performance!” (A Fascinating Performance!)
-Circus Zeitung Magazine,
Posts from Michael
HIGHJINKS on NCL
This spring I’m getting my sea legs working as a guest entertainer for NCL. I first started working for Norwegian Cruise Lines back in 2002 on one week cruises from...
Next week I’ll be performing my HIGHJINKS solo show on a 16 Night Transpacific Crossing Cruise from Sydney to Honolulu! Ports of calls include Noumea, Mystery Island, Lautoka, & Pago Pago. The...
I have a new comedy duo show with Leland Faulkner called SNAFU! Situation Normal until the arrival of Michael Menes and Leland Faulkner, and then the world gets turned on...
I Got A New Website!
This year I’ve been working hard to update my online presence and decided to migrate over to a WordPress Premium Theme which is designed for touring artists. I love the...
Attending Moisture Fest!
From March 23rd through March 27th I’ll be in Seattle to attend the world’s largest comedy-varieté festival performing both solo and with my partner Leland Faulkner as SNAFU! Comedy/Varieté is...
ILLUSIONS on CCTV
Just recently uploaded a better version of this short video of my ILLUSIONS act from THE INTERNATIONAL HUMOR FESTIVAL. It was produced in Beijing, China on CCTV in 2007. Over 200 million people...
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Greene, Maine ( USA ) — Sawyer Memorial
|25 Jun 2016||
Portland, Maine ( USA ) — Portland Stage Company
|21 Jul 2016||
New Paltz, New York ( USA ) — Mohonk Mountain House
|26 Jul 2016||
Providence, RI ( USA ) — Trinity Space
|29 Jul 2016||
Burlington, Vermont ( USA ) — Contois Auditorium, City Hall
Some Past Clients