Stretching the Limit with One Unique Talent
Rubberband Boy, aka New Zealander Shay Horay, is one of the world’s most unusual performers, twisting tight rubber bands across his face on stage to the delight of worldwide audiences. “Strangely enough, kids love him,” The Daily Star says. “The 34-year-old is one of those lucky few who knew what they wanted to do with their lives very early on. Horay grew up surrounded by rubber bands in his parents’ office supply shop and used them to create all kinds of crazy contraptions inspired by his favourite cartoon, Inspector Gadget.
When he was just 12 years old, Horay knew he belonged on stage, making a living out of showing audiences a good time and wowing them with his strange talent. Although he specialises in stand-up comedy, unicycle and pogo stick routines, it was the Rubberband Boy character that made him internationally famous. His ability to use rubber bands to make his face look mutilated turned out to be a great crowd-pleaser, and so far he has travelled to 25 different countries entertaining people with his unique act.”