The Checkerboard Guy

The go anywhere do anything comic daredevil.

With a comic twist built into such stunts as The Six-Foot Unicycle of Death, The Tight Rope of Death and his signature piece, The Flaming Leap of Death, is it any surprise that The Checkerboard Guy is known around the globe as a Comic Daredevil!

Over two decades of manipulating everything from flaming torches, thirteenth cen- tury battle axes and even stinky shoes, often while balancing on top of unicycles, tight ropes or unsupported eight-foot tall aluminum ladders (and we’re not talking step ladders here) mean that an incredibly high level of skill is second nature. Quite simply stated, this guy has his act down cold!

Were this a show strictly of tricks it could end up being dry and quite boring, but that’s not the case with this physical comedian. The tricks that this guy presents are only the means to an end…comedy! The key to the success of this entertainer is the relationship he develops with his audience and the unscripted surprises that happen along the way. The Checkerboard Guy, armed with his razor-sharp wit, brilliant comedic timing and keen fashion sense, will have you busting a gut every time and leave you wanting more! This may explain why some people come back to see his show again and again and again.

It’s no wonder this one-man entertainment extravaganza has been a hit Internationally for years performing his award-winning show in just about every venue imaginable. If you’re lucky he might even sculpt a muscle man out of a balloon for you!

Bendy Em


Catch Bendy Em daily!
From August 2-5 on Sparks Street, Ottawa

August 2nd


1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM • Ontario Stage

August 3rd


11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM • Canada Stage

August 4th


12:00 PM • Hot 89.9 Stage
2:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:30 PM • Ontario Stage

August 5th


12:00 PM • Hot 89.9 Stage
3:30 PM • Ontario Stage