Alan Millar, also known as Alakazam
, is a circus and comedy entertainer from Sydney, Australia. This extravagant performer began his career in the 90s as a teen in the backyard performing with his cousin. Following a solo career, Al Millar traveled to 38 countries and won 22 street performing awards as he awed the audience with the combination of his unreal contortions and his charming jokes. Some of his awards
include Winner of Toronto BuskerFest, Winner of Street Performance World Championship in Dublin, and grand finalist on Season 1 of Australia’s Got Talent.
Alan Millar never planned to become a street performer, yet when the opportunity came, he took the chance and found himself enjoying the job. What he enjoys most about busking is the freedom of his lifestyle.
“I don’t have to answer to a boss, I don’t have a deadline,” said Millar. “If I want to go to work I go to work, if not, I don’t go to work. If I want money, I can go make it. I can travel the world. I have the freedom to do whatever I want, without having to ask anyone.”
Alan Millar shared his excitement to see a festival such as Berkshire Busk!
happening in the United States. He states that busking is not very popular here, so he is eager to support local and rising artists. In addition to being a street performer, Alan Millar is a performance coach: So, if you want to be great, you have to learn from the best!
will be visiting Berkshire Busk!
on August 13th
. If you enjoy stunts, contortion, comedy, and accents, we hope to see you there!