Funny Guy, Jugglin' Stuff
No one works a crowd like Sean Emery. With over four decades of showbiz experience under his hat, he speaks the language of the audience. His skill of engaging the crowd while performing jaw-dropping juggling stunts, unicycle prowess and sometimes, even fire eating, keeps the audience captivated.
Showcasing virtuosity cultivated as a Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Baily Circus clown, a street performer in New York City, an actor, artist, cruise ship entertainer, musician and improv comic, Sean is a master at connecting with your audience and making the moment feel alive.
Sean has earned the title of the longest-running performer at the Minnesota State Fair, performing every day of the fair for the past 28 consecutive years.
The star of a very popular YouTube channel (with over 91,00 subscribers), Sean Emery (a.k.a. "SHUG") brings his followers on adventures and info-tainment. https://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery
>> Career Highlights
**Toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1980-1982, Red Unit)
**12 Years performing on cruise ships around thte world
**Longest-running performer at the Minnesota State Fair (2019 marks the 28th consecutive year!) You can catch Sean every day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together at the Family Fair Stage in Baldwin Park
**Over 10 years at the Wisconsin State Fair
**40 Years in show business
**Adjunct professor of Circus Arts at the University of Minnesota; BFA Actors Training Program
**Thousands of corporate performances
**Performs over 250 shows each year!
Sean starred in a short film "100,000 Miles a Second" which won several awards in various Film Festivals in 2018-2019 https://wheelhouse-creative.com/2019/01/25/100000-miles-a-second/
Minnesota Bound also highlighted Sean's "SHUG" persona: https://youtu.be/y2Pafg8hUp0
"Sean knocked it out of the park! He was heads-and-shoulders above the entertainment we have had in the past. Thanks for all your help and we will definitely be using G.L. Berg Entertainment again!"
"Thank you so much for making it easy and a great night for [our client]– they were extremely happy with the night!"
"Thank you!!! Everyone today was talking about how they had so much fun during your show and thought you were fantastic! Just can’t say enough about your great talents. You really connected with everyone and made their day!"
-Minnesota-Dakotas District of Kiwanis International
“We had a wonderful event on Saturday night and Sean was a huge part of that! I can’t say enough great things about it! I’ve been hearing from a ton of people that they really enjoyed him and I’ve been getting asked how we booked him, so keep an eye out because some other folks might be reaching out.”
–Huron Regional Medical Center Foundation
“I received a lot of good feed back on Sean! It has been a pleasure working with you, G.L. Berg makes securing an entertainer a painless experience! Thank-you for your service!”
–Lyon County Pork Producers
"Your entire performance was just absolutely superb! I am just amazed by your talent and so grateful for your top notch professionalism."
-Treasure Island Resort & Casino
"People have said it is the best program they have ever seen in their library. Thank you so much!"
-Northwest Regional Library
"Sean was an absolute riot! He engaged the audience from the start and kept them laughing the entire show! As the event organizer, I couldn't have been happier with Sean as our entertainment!"
"Hey just wanted you to know that I am still getting great comments from people about your gig-many people have said you reminded them of Robin Williams in his early days-that says a lot in my book!"
"A patron came in just from Sean Emery's event. Loved Him! Great! She couldn't stop gushing about what a wonderful program it was, how well he filled the time and made it enjoyable and funny for all ages."
-Anoka County Library”
"We had many great comments about Sean. He is truly a class act to work with. We had a great time with him."
-Association of Iowa Fairs
"Thank you so much for entertaining our crowd, you did awesome!!!"
-3M Center / 3M Club
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
In order to give you the best performance possible, Sean Emery provides the following information as a technical rider to his contract:
12′ x 12′ Stage is a preferred size to accommodate Sean’s show with use of unicycles and juggling. A stage provides proper sight lines so your audience does not miss any of the show. It is understandable that in some venues a stage is not possible, so we can work with you if that is your situation.
Sean will pre-set his props and sound and lights (if needed) on or around the stage prior to the show and your evening plans.
Standard 110v power will be needed near the stage.
The stage will need to be cleared of podium, tables etc. prior to Sean’s show.
Sean will provide his own sound for his portion of your evening. Also fill-in lighting will be provided if needed.
If flying to your event or if the event exceeds the limit of Sean’s sound or lights, Client will need to provide sound and lights. Sean will bring his own Lavalier Microphone.
A private dressing room should be available as close to the performance space as possible. This could be a storage room, meeting/breakout room or hotel room (same room as provided for Sean’s lodging). This excludes public restrooms.
>> Sample Introduction
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Sean Emery to your audience:
“Sean Emery has appeared at the White House, on MTV, and around the world on cruise ships and with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He has performed for the past 28 years at the Minnesota State Fair and performs over one hundred corporate events each year. Let’s get ready for showtime….please welcome…Sean Emery!”
>> Pricing Information
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.