Norfolk’s favourite funny man to light up the stage of capital comedy festival

PUBLISHED: 11:01 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:03 08 May 2018

Comedy juggler James BuSTAR. Picture: DAVE 'HUBBA' ROBERTS

Comedy juggler James BuSTAR. Picture: DAVE 'HUBBA' ROBERTS


One of Norfolk’s favourite comedians will be taking his unique show to the bright lights of London this year, to the delight of critics who have already given him five star reviews.

Crowd favourite James Bustar is one of the stars of Cromer Pier, and has performed at the world’s only end of the Pier show for the last two years.

The juggling funny man will be taking his show ‘Caught in the Act’ to the Underbelly Festival on June 23 and June 30, at Belvedere Road Coach Park in London.

Mr Bustar said: “I’m so happy to be returning to the London Underbelly Festival to perform my new show. It’s been three years since the last performance and there are certainly lots of surprises in store for the audience.

“Side-splitting surprises and lots of laughter. It’s fun for all ages!”

Many of Mr Bustar’s performances and major appearances are held in his home country of Australia, but he has also performed globally, with tour stops in countries ranging from Papua New Guinea to Cambodia, and even Vietnam to Japan.

Having graduated from the World Renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Mr Bustar is a headline act at performances, pantomimes and festivals all over the world, performing to live audiences up to 10,000 people.

The highlights of his career include performing on Australia’s Got Talent, Glastonbury Festival, and the Cromer Pier Show.

Mr Bustar’s performances include juggling everything from axes to tennis rackets, whilst bungee jumping, zip lining, and go karting.

The comedian also takes great care to get the audience participating in the show, and incorporates technology into his act.

London Theatre 1 has given the funnyman’s show five stars, saying: “James Bustar is an extremely likeable comedian.”

Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company in its tenth year. T

heir events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling 291,000 tickets for over 150 shows over 25 days in 2017.

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