Fall 2012 / Winter 2013

Controlled Chaos

Photograph By Mikey McNulty

Photograph by Mikey McNulty

Jeff Civillico is Harvard educated. Well, sort of. You see, the “Comedy in Action” star got hooked on his craft while on a family trip to Boston when he was still in grade school. It was there in Harvard Square that Civillico was picked to be a volunteer by a street performer. The experience made him want to become an entertainer.

“I loved the rush of being in front of a big crowd,” Civillico recalls. “When we got home my parents bought me a book on juggling and I taught myself.” Now he jokes, “I don’t even like juggling. I like making people laugh, and juggling is just the medium.”

Civillico’s all-ages, hour-long afternoon show at The Quad Resort & Casino is high-energy, physical comedy. It’s more than juggling bowling balls and plungers or escaping from a straitjacket while riding a unicycle, it’s interactive improv—vaudeville-style.

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