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Jason Garfield

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Jason Garfield (born August 9, 1974) is a juggler and entertainer from Norfolk, Connecticut. He is the founder and president of the World Juggling Federation (WJF). Garfield espouses the concept of "artistic juggling," promoting the idea that juggling should also be regarded as a form of sport. He disagrees strongly with the belief that juggling is something only performed by clowns and other circus acts. Garfield's stage performances can often be seen as a mixture of stand-up comedy and demanding juggling routines. He has said "I hate most jugglers.", and is openly critical of jugglers he sees as relying on unchallenging routines to entertain, occasionally performing parodies of specific acts, the most famous of which has come to be known as the Chris Bliss Diss, a parody of a performance by Chris Bliss. Jason is regarded as one of the most controversial members of the juggling community, and something of a "goon." Garfield was ridiculed on ESPN Classic's show Cheap Seats where he was depicted as a psychotic egomaniac who talked to the props he used while performing and proceeded to blame them for mistakes made during the act, all the while being heckled by the audience, who  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1974-08-09
Place of birth
Connecticut

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