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A full-time professional variety entertainer since 1986, Mark Lippard has toured all across the United States, as well as Canada, Jamaica, Japan and Russia. He is a crowd pleaser at festivals, military bases, resorts, country clubs, corporate functions and many other special events.

Mark is personable, easy to work with, arrives early, works extremely hard and handles himself with the utmost of professionalism. He is a man of integrity and highly respected in his field, not only by clients, but also by his peers. The variety and quality that Mark displays make him one of the most sought after entertainers around.

Over the years, Mark has entertained for some of the top corporations in America. He has performed at college, NBA and NFL games and won multiple awards, including the International Juggler's Association team championship. Mark has appeared on numerous television stations across the country, such as ABC's "Good Morning America", TBN and the Travel Channel.

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Performance

If you are looking for high quality entertainment that will connect immediately with your audience, you are in the right place! Mark Lippard has the experience necessary to take your entertainment to the next level. Making your event successful is our goal. From initial contact to post-performance, we want your experience to be enjoyable.

Mark can provide Shows and Roving entertainment.

SHOWS:

Mark's show is a dazzling display of pure talent, athleticism and lots of variety. He delivers a fast paced, high-energy performance full of clean laughs, juggling, trick unicycling, fire eating, balance and surprising fun-filled audience participation. Mark's show is appropriate for any age group. The length of his performance varies, depending on the audience, facility and type of event.

Mark enjoys people and it shows. As soon as he takes the stage, his connection with the audience is obvious. He has a warm, outgoing personality that draws people in.

ROVING:

Roving, or "strolling", entertainment adds an additional spark to any large event. Roving works great at malls, sporting events, festivals, trade shows, resorts, grand openings, social hours or any large gathering where other activities are also taking place. But, he is no ordinary roving artist! Mark will mingle in and out of the crowd on stilts and sky-high unicycles. While on stilts, he truly entertains and interacts with the crowd by juggling, eating fire, dancing and making wild balloon hats/animals. It is highly visual and draws quick attention. Mark performs with one of the most unique unicycle collections in the country. He is a guaranteed crowd favorite.

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Themed Events

Whether planning a black-tie event, a Medieval Theme party or a Christmas banquet, Mark can provide the perfect entertainment to complement your theme. We want to help make your event memorable. Here are some ideas we have seen work well:

Patriotic Theme:

Mark can appear as Uncle Sam on stilts or will simply wear patriotic colors and use red, white and blue props and balloons for balloon sculpturing.

Circus / Carnival Theme:

Who better than Mark? With his wide variety of props and skills, he is perfect!

Black Tie / Formal:

A roving stilt walker wearing black tails adds a nice touch at your special event.

Christmas Banquet / Festival:

Mark has a wonderful holiday show, with decorated props and seasonal background music. It is extremely festive! He can also do roving and parades, or even pre-parade entertainment, while wearing seasonal colors.

Medieval / Mardi Gras Theme:

An entertaining court jester is just what you need to complete your event. Stilt pants are even available with this beautiful costume.

Because of Mark's visibility when he performs, corporate sponsors love him! He can do several things to promote your company:

  • • Wear stilt pants screen printed with your company logo
  • • Do balloon sculpturing using your company's colors
  • • Juggle clubs that are corporate colors
  • • Wear a company-supplied logo shirt

When Mark performs for colleges and universities, he will also use balloons that reflect school colors and, if desired, can wear a university t-shirt or golf shirt, provided by the school.

Note: There is an extra fee to cover costume rentals and custom-made props or stilt pants.

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Client List

Check out below the partial list of clients that Mark has had the opportunity to serve over the years...

Corporations:
  • Aflac
  • Pepsi-Cola
  • Michelin
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Met Life
  • BMW
  • Duke Energy
  • PPG Industries
  • IBM
  • AT&T
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Harris Teeter
  • Ingersoll-Rand
  • Mitsubishi
  • Frito-Lay
  • Sonoco
  • Eaton
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Cheeseborough Ponds
  • Belk
Malls:
  • Mall of Georgia (Buford, GA)
  • Wolfchase Galleria (Memphis, TN)
  • Savannah Mall (Savannah, GA)
  • Four Seasons Town Centre (Greensboro, NC)
  • Kingsport Town Center (Kingsport, TN)
  • Westgate Mall (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Columbiana Centre (Columbia, SC)
  • Valley Hills Mall (Hickory, NC)
Colleges:
  • Wake Forest University
  • Virginia Tech
  • NC State
  • Clemson
  • University of South Carolina
  • UNC Charlotte
  • University of Richmond
  • Briercrest College (SK Canada)
  • Western Carolina University
  • Appalachian State University
Military:
  • Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station
  • Ft. Gordon (US Army)
  • Marine Corps Air Station (Beaufort, SC)
  • Camp Lejeune
Festivals:
  • Come-See-Me (Rock Hill, SC)
  • Tulip Festival (Nagasaki, Japan)
  • Mtn. State Forest Festival (Elkins, WV)
  • Riverfest (Little Rock, AR)
  • Piccolo Spoleto (Charleston, SC)
  • Speed Street (Charlotte, NC)
  • BBQ Festival (Owensboro, KY)
  • The Barbecue Festival (Lexington, NC)
  • Red River Revel (Shreveport, LA)
  • Riverbend Festival (Chattanooga, TN)
  • Merlefest (Wilkesboro, NC)
  • Historic Morganton Festival (Morganton, NC)
  • N. Charleston Arts Festival (Charleston, SC)
  • Artisphere (Greenville, SC)
  • Dogwood Arts Festival (Knoxville, TN)
Resorts / Country Clubs:
  • The Greenbrier
  • Kiawah Island
  • Fripp Island
  • The Cloister at Sea Island
  • Seabrook Island Beach Club
  • The Westin Resort
  • Pinehurst National Golf Club
  • Chateu Elan (private engagement w/ Bruce Jenner)
  • Wexford Plantation
  • Grove Park Inn & Resort
  • Biltmore Forest Country Club
  • The Cliffs Golf & Country Club
  • Myers Park Country Club
Miscellaneous:
  • NC & SC Governor's Mansions
  • Speedway Club (Charlotte Motor Speedway)
  • NC & SC Municipalities Assn. Conferences
  • Biltmore Estates
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens
  • NC Zoological Park
  • NC Downtown Development Assn. Conference
  • SC Downtown Development Assn. Conference
  • Private engagement with the band Bad Company
  • SC Bar Association
  • SC Auto Dealers Association
  • Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Holland Village (Nagasaki, Japan)
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Rave Reviews

Mark Lippard was amazing and very entertaining at a corporate event I was part of on Hilton Head Island. He's absolutely a terrific athlete to do the things he did as a juggler -- whether he was on his unicycle or a big walking globe.

Tony Trabert

Former TV Commenter and World No. 1 Tennis Champion

I would like to thank you for the outstanding entertainment you provided at our Annual Convention. We were indeed fortunate to have professional talent of your caliber and reputation as part of our convention activities.

SC Association of Realtors

Mark Lippard is absolutely fantastic! He is a mainstay at The Barbecue Festival because he is the best family entertainer around. In fact, I would never want to coordinate an event without him.

The Barbecue Festival

Lexington, NC

All the next week, employees continued to talk about Mark Lippard's great performance at our banquet. He is a credit to his craft!

Thomas & Howard Co.

Mark is one of the most versatile and talented performers we have worked with. His act is appropriate for any age group. Mark's performances are a 'mile high'!

Western Carolina University

I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did during our special Easter event. You were so great! We look forward to working with you in the future.

Savannah Mall

It's wonderful to work with such a talented performer, but it's especially great when it is all accomplished with top notch professionalism. I know I can count on Mark to always show up early and to work his hardest to make sure we have the best show possible. Thanks, Mark. Super job!

Ft. Gordon - United States Army

Mark's performance was breathtaking at our Summer Social. The crowd could not get enough of his myriad of stunts. He is a uniquely professional, highly talented and personable crowd pleaser.

Childress Klein Properties

Your entertainment was great at Riverfest! You are extremely easy to work with, which makes our job very easy. Thanks for entertaining our crowds!

Riverfest

Little Rock, AR

Mark Lippard was great!

AFLAC

Mark's performance was a great addition to our festivities. Everyone, adults and students alike, really enjoyed his act. It was wonderful to hear such positive comments about his show.

North Carolina State University

Everyone is still talking about the great show you did! Lots of laughter, lots of WOWs and lots of entertainment. Thanks for making our banquet the best ever! You did an outstanding job.

Pepsi Cola

As always, Mark was funny and edge-of-your-seat impressive in the stunts he did! The kids and adults LOVED it!

City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department

Mark handled the large crowd with ease and truly brought a special element of fun and surprise to our event!

Four Seasons Town Centre

I want to personally thank you for your hard work for our Holiday Jubilee. Mark, you are extremely talented! The act was entertaining for all ages. It was exciting, energetic and amazing. You are awesome!

Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base

Mark, you are always a joy to have at our events and we thank you for your hard work, positive attitude and excellent talent. We always enjoy when you come down to Kiawah and help us put on a great event. You are a huge hit with our guests and are definitely OUR fan favorite!

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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faq

Q: What is the difference between a show and roving entertainment?

A: A show is a performance for an attentive audience that is seated, either in an auditorium, outdoor stage area or other similar facility. Mark uses a microphone and background music. Roving entertainment, or strolling, is when he mingles among the crowd on stilts or unicycles, entertaining small groups of people at a time while other activities are taking place.

Q: What is Mark's fee to come and perform for us?

A: Our prices vary, depending on how much entertainment you need and how far he has to travel to your event. Mark can do shows, roving or a combination of both. Please call, email or fill out the Contact Form to receive further information. Be as specific as possible about your special event.

Q: What are Mark's stage and sound requirements?

A: Mark's ideal stage size is 16' wide x 12' deep with steps to the front-center or front-side. When there is portable seating, there should be no more than 6' of open area between the front of the stage and the first row of chairs/tables. For temporary staging indoors, the stage should be set up in the center of the long wall of the room. He needs a minimum of 14' of clearance from floor to ceiling, although he is flexible and can work with less. For the show, Mark requires a professional sound system, a wireless lapel microphone (NOT a headset) and a CD player. A sound technician must be present to run the sound. When he drives his own vehicle, Mark can set up and run his own sound system if you do not have one available. In auditoriums, a general wash is needed on stage. However, there must be good backlighting. One or two floor cans at the back of the stage are very helpful.

Q: How far will Mark travel to perform?

A: Mark has separate prop cases for flying and for driving. This allows him to travel extensively. He is even able to fly with his giant unicycle, which breaks down and fits into a special prop case.

Q: Can Mark perform for just adults? For just children?

A: Yes and yes! He gears each show toward your specific audience. ALL of Mark's comedy is clean.

Q: Will Mark use audience participation in his show?

A: Absolutely! Even when he roves through the crowd, he interacts with all ages.

Q: How do we advertise Mark's appearance at our event?

A: See Press Kit for biographical information to use in brochures, press releases, radio/tv spots and other media.

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