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The Tailgate Entertainer | Performers | Performance Business | Creatives | Artists | Talent Buyers

Tailgate Entertainer is a podcast about the fair industry and the exciting people involved in it. The goal of the show is to help those involved in the industry succeed by sharing years of collected wisdom. You will not find a more eclectic mix of people in the world than those that work at fairs. Their exciting journeys, lessons, and humorous anecdotes are woven together here to provide encouragement, education, and support for the industry.
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Apr 18, 2016

Welcome to our first guest episode! Roberto the Magnificent is an excellent performer who has been in the entertainment business for a long time. He started as a juggler at age 11, in 1981, and has now performed in fairs in 46 states! Roberto’s show includes interactive comedy with amazing stunts; he has opened for many well-known celebrities and artists and appeared on many TV shows. Let’s catch up with my friend, Roberto!

In this episode, you’ll hear the following:

  • How he got his start at age 12!
  • His first experience at "passing the hat"
  • The best advice he got from his parents, regarding his unconventional career
  • The Gentleman Jugglers
  • Marriage to an entertainer is NOT easy! 
  • During difficult times, Rob found therapy in his work
  • Hear his story about falling during a New Zealand show and finishing the show despite a broken wrist!
  • Rob has developed about 13 unique characters and themes
  • “The greatest compliment is when a kid aspires to be just like me.”
  • How Rob recommends getting started in the business
  • “Part of learning is having things NOT go your way. Learn from mistakes and use them to your benefit.”
  • Find Roberto at www.robertothemagnificent.com.
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