Introducing an Idiot – Danny the Idiot

 Hi, my name is Danny Schlesinger and I have been making children and their families laugh for over 30 years. As Danny the Idiot, I provide an entertainment service in Hastings, Rye, Bexhill, Battle, Eastbourne, Uckfield and all over East Sussex, as well as the London area. I have also travelled the globe entertaining everyone from kids and families to Royalty! 

We watched you today Danny with my 5 year old niece. Not sure who enjoyed it more, the kids or the adults! Brilliant.   

Emma J

So why should you book me?

I am a highly experienced and trained balloon entertainer. I have over 30 years experience in a wide range of performing arenas.

  • Television
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Circus and Cabaret
  • Corporate Entertainment

I have performed for two Royal families. One in the back garden of Buckingham Palace, and one for the opening of Warner Brothers Abu Dhabi with the Royals of the UAE. Does that qualify me to say “By Royal Appointment”?! 

Children's Entertainer East Sussex

I have also participated in some big balloon builds, one here in Battle, building a giant balloon castle to commemorate 950 years since the the 1066 Battle. The display was used as a teaching tool for the teachers and children. At the weekend the public were encouraged to look around and enjoy.

 And over in Ontario, Canada I helped construct a balloon cave with a balloon dragon with over 21,000 latex balloons that were composted afterwards. There was a show with Baldur the Dragon performing his tricks. I also directed the show and performed as the dragon vet!

Regularly, I invest in my continued professional development by travelling to balloon conventions in the USA or Europe to find out the latest techniques and products in the balloon world. I originally trained at a circus school in Bristol. Then went to study theatre at Ecole du Theatre Lassaad in Brussel, Belgium for 2 years. 

I’m always looking to improve my skills and add to them where and when I can. Each show I create I add new gags, a new skill or a fun new way of surprising the audience.

I have produced, created and performed in four solo balloon shows. These are “Lighter Than Air”, “The Balloon Gardener”, “Three Little Pigs” and “Frankenstein for Kids”. They toured all over the UK in theatres, art centres and village halls.

 

I’m proud to say I have been awarded “International Twister of the year 2011”- an Award for Excellence in the art of balloon twisting & innovative balloon entertainment. I also took my show to Italy where the children voted for their favourite show, which I had the honour of winning. I was placed in third position at the stage competition at Twist & Shout Balloon Convention in Las Vegas 2015.

Lastly I also coach other entertainers and help improve their shows as a director. I have directed over 20 people from all around the world with their shows and acts, mainly balloon performers and but also magicians, street clowns and bubble artists.

Children's Entertainer East Sussex
I’m proud to say I have been awarded “International Twister of the year 2011”- an Award for Excellence in the art of balloon twisting & innovative balloon entertainment. I also took my show to Italy where the children voted for their favourite show, which I had the honour of winning. I was placed in third position at the stage competition at Twist & Shout Balloon Convention in Las Vegas 2015.

Lastly I also coach other entertainers and help improve their shows as a director. I have directed over 20 people from all around the world with their shows and acts, mainly balloon performers and but also magicians, street clowns and bubble artists.

Children's Entertainer East Sussex

“Just want to say, that you are utterly amazing!…. thank you for the brilliant show …. by far the best entertainer I’ve seen in a very long time…. I will recommend you to everyone!“

Nirjara H

“You put on an amazing show and had everyone in stitches. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much. I would totally recommend your show for all ages”

Caroline P