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Refinery 29

Refinery 29 Company Meeting Yesterday Tristen and Todd were special guests at Refinery29′s annual meeting. We mixed, mingled, and entertained the teams with creative balloons. As expected by a leading fashion and lifestyle company, lots of event pics ended up flying all over various social media sites. Here are some of the pics they shared:          …

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June 1 Show

Little Laffs’ first season ended with a BANG (or at least a big POP) on June 2nd. Filled with amazing local talent, our finale featured MC Twistin’ Todd Neufeld, who also showcased some fabulous balloon magic and daring juggling feats, mystifying magician David Levitan, and musical Mary Jo Poppins of Toddler Time with Mary Jo. With the help of the…

Twisted Balloon Drop

Twisted Balloon Drop

“hundreds of balloon animals descended onto the stage” - Brian Ives from Radio.com  Dropping 3,000 balloon animals a night for The Roots’  … And Then You  Shoot Your Cousin release concert was a big task, but the final effect was worth it.  There were logistical challenges to master, and a number of people have asked how we pulled it off. First, we have a great team…

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The Roots’ Album Release Party

“a flurry of balloon animals exploded from the venue’s rafters onto the crowd” On May 13th and 14th we helped The Roots  launch their new album, … And Then You Shoot Your Cousin with a massive twisted balloon drop of 3,000 balloon animals per night. The Roots created an “opera” instead of a traditional album listening party. It was an artistic…

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May 4 Show

Little Laffs was full of some of the most spectacular performers from all of New York as well as the country. The show started out with Twistin’ Todd doing a little bit of fun balloon science with the help from a very trusting audience member. Todd proved to the audience that a balloon filled with water, won’t pop! How crazy is…

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April 6 Show

April’s Little Laffs was chock-full of New York City’s most amazing and wonderful variety talent! Mike “The Ballooniac”  emceed and made amazing balloon art for Gabriel, who celebrated his birthday at the show. Thank you to Gabriel, his family, and friends for coming out to Jalopy Theatre and celebrating your BIG DAY. Along with “The Ballooniac,” Keith Nelson from The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus wowed the audience…

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Dallas Mavericks “In the Paint” VIP Party

On Thursday, March 20th the Dallas Mavericks hosted, “IN THE PAINT: An Evening of Art + Entertainment with the Mavs,” an exclusive event for the club’s VIP season ticket holders. The party was packed with activities; a 360 degree photo booth, live art with collaboration from the players, 20 “Mavs-inspired” custom backboards created by local artists, face painting, and autographs from…

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March 2 Show

The March Little Laffs Show seemed to have a banana theme. Todd started off the show making a balloon dragonfly out of a one-of-kind-hand-painted balloon, something he hasn’t done in over 8 years! We were visited by a real princess, Princess Cassy, who introduced all of our acts and sang “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen. Ben Nemzer  to “forgot”…