David Aiken
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David Aiken

Kent, Washington, United States

Kent, Washington, United States
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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


"“His back-to-basic brand of comedy had young, old and in-between hooting with laughter.”"

—David Croft, Report, The Yukon News - The Yukon News


"“The Checkerboard Guy is better than Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan combined…at juggling.”"

—Ed Robertson, Lead Singer, The Barenaked Ladies - Lead Singer of the Barenaked Ladies


"“This guy walks a fine line between alternative theatre and sickly-sweet Disney material somehow managing to appeal to both little Joey and the jaded Gen Xer - kind of like a live-action episode of The Simpsons.”"

—Tom Zillich, Reporter, The Westender - The Westender


"“The strengh of the man is his genuinely witty sense of humour, which allows him to take advanage of every quirty nuance of human behavior.”"


—Craig Spencer, Reporter, The Sunshine Press - The Sunshine Press


"“...an exuberant daredevil, a real, inspirational laugh-riot.”"

–Mike Ross, Reporter, The Edmonton Sun - The Edmonton Sun


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The moment The Checkerboard Guy hits the stage he makes a point of breaking the forth wall that so often separates audience and performer. His show strips away pretence and gets straight to the job of engaging the audience and reminding all in attendance that not only do fairy tales come true when youre young at heart, its also a lot easier to bust a gut laughing.

The playful nature of the show often starts with an unexpected interaction before the show even begins. Who is this unconventional usher helping you find your seat and why is he making me laugh before Ive even sat down and holy cow he can speak English, French and Japanese?!?!

The unconventional world of imagination spun by this mischievous instigator is one part inspired insanity, one part interactive game, one part skillful demonstration, and one hundred percent infectious fun.

Be it deftly manipulating balls, clubs, axes, machetes and even stinky shoes, or riding a giraffe unicycle, or making balloon origami that will have you questioning the laws of physics, no matter what the skill that forms the basis of the play, audiences are immersed in an interactive arena that blurs the line between skill based comedy performance and game show, one in which the entire audience is invited to be a contestant.