United Kingdom

Mat Ricardo

Fast hands. Smart mouth. Nice suit… and our 2017 People’s Choice Award Winner!

An authority on street performing, Mat has delivered a TEDx talk on the subject, has written extensively about the artform, and remains a bona-fide star of the street performing world. Mat learned his craft on the cobblestones of Covent Garden, and continues to be one of the most quick-witted, high-skilled, well-travelled and sharply-dressed entertainers on the international busking circuit. He can be relied on to pull a crowd and then reduce them to hysterics, all while showing them tricks they’ve never seen before, might still think are impossible, but will never forget.

The Checkerboard Guy


Catch The Checkerboard Guy daily!
From August 2-5 on Sparks Street, Ottawa

August 6th


10 AM • Stage 3

August 7th


10 AM • Stage 3

August 8th


10 AM • Stage 3

August 9th


10 AM • Stage 3

August 10th


10 AM • Stage 3