Pat Davison - Comedian Juggler and Magician
Pat Davison is a veteran of almost five decades of entertaining worldwide with his Comedy, Juggling, Magic and Balancing acts. Immediately after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Theater, Speech and Communications he went on the road touring with circuses, fairs, theaters, amusement parks, cruise ships, television – you name it!
Highlights of Pat’s career include several tours as halftime entertainment with the Harlem Globetrotters National and International Units, featured as the Specialty Act and sketch comic with “The Best of Burlesque!” along with actor Frank Gorshin, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Fitness Expo, “The Statler Bros. TV Show!”, more than a dozen appearances on “Bozo’s Circus!” on WGN-TV, two seasons with the mammoth Circus Vargas, Canadian TV’s “CIRCUS!”, and hundreds of shows with circuses and fairs, both big and small.
In 1994 Pat flew to the island of Cebu in the Philippines and married his pen pal of two years, Marites Gako. Marites had never even been to a live show in her native Toledo City, but after a few months working in shows here in the States, she was soon recognized as one of the most beautiful and talented assistants in the business! Be sure to catch her radiant smile as she appears on stage with her proud husband, Pat!
Mabelle Gako Davison was already a veteran performer at age three when she became “The World’s Youngest Professional Unicyclist!”. She was a featured part of her family’s act with her mom, Filipina-born Marites and her pure “white bread” American dad, Pat. As a team they performed on cruise ships, amusement parks, circuses, fairs and theaters (including “The Comedy Pet Theater” at the Grand Country Music Hall in Branson, Missouri).
Mabelle’s unicycling skills earned her a spot on “Sabado Gigante!” on Univision (at age five), and “Steve Harvey’s BIG TIME!” on the Warner Bros. Network when she was eight years old. She scared Steve half to death as she rode around the stage on her one-wheeler – blindfolded!
Mabelle is best known for her hula hoop presentation, “Miss Mabelle, The Texas Tornado!”. She is proudly labeled as such because she and her family make their home base in south Texas, and her flashy hula hooping brings to mind a whirlwind tornado! From the audience it brings out a storm of thunderous applause!
Pat’s circus skills were perfected by working in circuses of every size and shape, in major arenas like St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, and even small tented shows barnstorming tiny communities coast to coast. These skills were highlighted as part of the halftime entertainment with the famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team’s world tours to North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.
Fairs, large and small, are a favorite venue of Pat and his family (wife, Marites and 24-year-old daughter, Mabelle). “Pat Davison’s CIRCUS of COMEDY & MAGIC!” goes over great with fair goers of every age group.
Their stage shows for fairs and amusement parks include Comedy Juggling, Comedy Magic, Hula Hoops by Miss Mabelle “The Texas Tornado!”, Unicycles and Audience Participation. Typically, they will present two or three shows per day, on the fair’s stage, each show 25-30 minutes in length. They will even provide their own sound system when necessary.
When you are looking for good, clean, professional live entertainment don’t overlook this talented, easy-to-work-with family show!
“Thank you for the wonderful show. We especially appreciated your professionalism!” – Texas Cooperative Extension, The Texas A&M University System
“Perfect! What a fun show!” – Cruise Director, Holland America Lines
“The passengers really enjoyed the show!” – Cruise Director, Japan Cruise Lines
“Best show of the week!” – Holland America Lines Passengers
“…thank you again for the wonderful performance here at the Columbia Mall.” “I thoroughly enjoyed the show and so did the 350 children and parents in attendance.” “…the whole show was great.” “definitely, by far, the best performance. It was incredible!!” “Thank you for being so easy to work with.” – Marketing Director, Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg, PA
“The show was fantastic and people really liked it!” – Fairs & Expositions Magazine
“A highlight of this or any other show comes next when Pat Davison whirls in with his masterful display of juggling…This is a feature act you would see in the major showrooms in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. It never fails to please. Pat’s engaging personality and consummate ability are obvious.” – Circus Report and Show Biz Weekly
“The perfect opening act!” – Milt Larsen, Hollywood’s Magic Castle
“…a definite crowd-pleaser! Thank you…we greatly appreciate the fantastic show you performed!” – Clark County, Kentucky, Rural Electric Cooperative
“A great act!” – Legendary Actor and Magician, Channing Pollock
“…a juggling-balancing act beyond compare…Pat Davison causes the audience to catch its collective breath with his superb balancing acts and dazzling juggling.” – Des Moines Newspaper
“Combining the precise art of juggling with acrobatics and humor, Pat Davison displays refined technique and phenomenal skill.” – The Indianapolis News