Photos: Jester Jim puts on a wild show in Aquebogue

03/17/2013 11:50 AM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Jester Jim juggling with toilet plungers, grossing the children out to their delight, at his show in Aquebogue Saturday.

The ‘Jester Jim Show’ was presented by the Town of Riverhead Recreation Department at the Human Resource/Senior Center  in Aquebogue Saturday morning.

This is the fourth year that Jim Maurer, 29, of Shirley has been coming to town to entertain children and adults alike with his funny noises, juggling, balancing skills and silly antics. There were 150 audience members in attendance this year.

He always starts his show by having the children and some of the adults make strange sounds to record a beatbox intro using a looping pedal device. All were glued to the stage as they listened to every sound. He later makes the recording available for free to download from his website.

He encourages the children who want to assist him during the show to sit up straight in their seats, hands up high in the air and to have big smiles on their faces,

He performs over 200 shows a year for libraries, recreation departments and festivals all over the east coast. Just last week he performed for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

He has been juggling for 17 years and in 2012 he was named ‘performer of the year’ by the website www.antihamptons.com.