The irrepressible Joel Salom is an outstanding all-round comic, whether as a skill-fully inept acrobat or artfully off-colour juggler. Popping ping pong balls out of his mouth (with references to the whole digestive system), flinging clubs impossibly fast… playing electronic percussion with bounced balls and executing a hilarious reversal on the old dropped-pants shtick. He’s also the genius behind the show’s other stand-up comic, a blithely satiric little robot dog named Erik.” Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle.
Both Joel and Erik worked with Circus Oz for two years, in Mexico, the USA (New York, Pittsburgh, Arcata, Galveston), Hong Kong, Edinburgh and Australia. Joel played Ring Master, graced the flying trapeze and was also a juggler, clown and acrobat.
Joel’s theatre show Gadgets with musicians Jim Dunlop and Marko Simec has toured to over 60 theatres in Australia and won the 'Innovation Award' at the Drover Awards. Also it has been performed at the Keo Chang Festival of Theatre (South Korea),Berlin Lacht Festival, Bern Music festival (Switzerland), La Chaux Du Fond(Switzerland), Karavaan festival (Holland),The Woodford Folk Festival, HOOPLA Circus and Street Theatre Festival (Darling Harbour) and The Taranaki Arts Festival (New Zealand).
As an independent artist Joel has performed in Australia, U.S.A (Seattle, San Francisco and Costa Mesa with Teatro Zinzanni), Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Juggling Percussion - This original form of percussion is ridiculously technical and musically swinging. A crowd favourite.
Ping Pong - An unexpected and hilarious combination of facial gymnastics and physical absurdity, this act culminates with Joel juggling balls from his mouth.
Accidental Stripper - A classic comedy juggling routine where everything goes wrong. This act has taken Joel around the globe for the last 15 years.
Jamidi - 6 electronic pads on Joel's hands and forearms are struck by glowing balls that trigger sound and laser effects. It's interactive and high impact. Check out the video.