Johnny Peers, introduction to the circus came at an early age. His father ran a concession stand at the Ringling Circus where Johnny helped out. While working with his father he continually managed to sneak away to watch the clowns and eventually decided to be one. He joined the Ringling Clown College and graduated in 1970. Johnny got his first pup from the Humane Society in 1972, which quickly became part of the show. He continued to pick up dogs over the years and eventually ended up with the troupe of dogs he has today. Each has their own character and attributes, providing for a range of exciting and talented performances, such as jumping rope, climbing ladders, knocking Johnny down and of course walking all over him.
Johnny Peers’ Muttville Comix is a menagerie of mongrels. He has acquired each of these animals through pet shelters. Any dog can be a good dog. Any animal likes kindness, attention and affection. With a Charlie Chaplin like shuffle, Peers silently plays the fall guy to his mutts. The flawless comic timing, choreography and uncanny collaboration produce a truly great show.
The Muttville Comix have television appearances that include David Letterman, Regis & Kathy Lee, Primetime Live, Travels with Harry and Seinfeld.
Johnny Peers has successfully presented his hilarious comic canine routine from coast to coast and on four continents. He and his doggie ensemble have toured with Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey, The Big Apple Circus, Shrine Circuses, Cruise Boats, Fairs and school programs. The troupe has been featured at Busch Gardens, Circus of the Stars and Disneyland.
50 Feet x 35 Feet