The Adult Circus Comes to UNH

Zack Rosen

WEST HAVEN–On Saturday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m., Dodds Theater quickly filled with about 120 students to witness The Adult Circus, made up of Chris Chelko and Michael DuBois.

Performing at over 80 colleges and universities, dozens of organizations and other exclusive venues, and for celebrities such as Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Jay Leno, and Conan O’Brien (just to name a few), this duo of performers amazed the UNH audience Saturday night. Self-dubbed “the variety show for adults and gifted children,” The Adult Circus was comprised of music, stunts, magic, juggling, mind reading, balancing, and jumping on glass.

Chelko and DuBois have been learning magic and juggling since they were kids, and when they began attending college together they decided to team up and create a show that would completely overhaul variety entertainment. Ever since their performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Adult Circus has been in very high demand all across the country.

The two enlisted help from the audience throughout the show, seeking assistance with tricks and stunts. Freshman Josh Van Hoesen was brought up to follow along with a magic trick that was comprised of ripping up an entire newspaper and putting it back together, but he unfortunately didn’t bring along his superhero to help. (Don’t understand? You should’ve been there with everyone else!)

It was a great show, and I don’t know of anyone who attended who did not have a good time. Two thumbs up to SCOPE for finding this entertainment and for doing such an outstanding job! For more information on Chelko and DuBois and The Adult Circus, check them out online at