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The Cowguys are an Ottawa based performing duo who have been delighting audiences worldwide since 1990. They expertly blend circus, western and magic skills with dexterity, wit, juggling, and comedy for all ages in their award winning show. With over 2500 performances to their  credit at everything from private parties to corporate events, and festivals The Cowguys show is a proven crowd pleaser.

The Cowguys have trained and done workshops with Ringling Brothers Clown teachers, Cirque du Soleil instructors, university level courses, Circus schools, Commedia Dell Arte, and other performers. They draw on this training at each of their performances.



Brian Wilson performs as a Cowguy and also runs Orbital Entertainment - Ottawa's Premiere variety arts agency. He is also an accomplished juggler, yoyo artist, stilt walker, ladder walker, bullwhip cracker, fisherman, enjoys doing yoga, and is a champion pig wrestler. Brian is currently working on some ventriloquist routines with "Pedro the Puppet" and learning to play the bagpipes. You can bet his parents are proud.



Nick Miller was recruited by the Cowguys in 2005. Nick has been performing his own juggling / variety show since 1990,  Originally from Halifax Nova Scotia, Nick has travelled the world with his unique style of fashion and comedic talent. He currently also  performs as "The Plaid Lad." Nick brings great energy, fabulous juggling skills, diabolo, and some hilarious improvisational skills to the Cowguys show.



Jonathan Lockhart (is back from earning his Masters in Theatre from the U of T) and is graduated from the University of Ottawa attaining a BA with Honours from the Theatre department. Bringing an extensive background in improvisation (including work with the Canadian Improv. Games) and theatre to the show, his spontaneous and wacky view of the world shines through. Jon hates cats, loves Coca Cola, adores movies, and enjoys long romantic walks on the beach. Jon is working occassionally with The Cowguys.




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