Rubberband Boy Has People Laughing Their Heads off in Toronto

One of the newcomers at this year’s Scotiabank BuskerFest in Toronto was New Zealand performer Shay Horay, a.k.a. The Famous Rubberband Boy. Named the freakiest boy in show business, the self-proclaimed “Olympic-grade athlete in stationaries” made his Toronto debut with a comedic face contortion act, topped off with a straight-jacket pogo stick escape at the end.

“I end up looking like Quasimoto by the end, but I look a little bit like a pig at one stage. It kind of pulls my ears forward … I kind of slowly transform into this creature, which sounds scary, but once you’ve seen it live, it’s definitely not scary,” said Horay, 35, who holds a Guinness world record for having 78 rubber bands on his face in one minute.

“The general result is that people are laughing their heads off.”

Horay is originally from Christchurch.

Original article by Phoebe Ho, Metro News, August 21, 2014.

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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…