Mean-spirited short films. Weirdly Vegas.
The Circus Jerks is an ongoing absurdly comic short film series celebrating the joys of tension and antipathy. Harkening back to the classic styles of vaudeville, film noir, slapstick and clowning, these Jerks will warm your heart with the gentle touch of blowtorch.
Award-winning Las Vegas actor and physical comedian Jimmy Slonina (founder of Untamed Theatrics) teams up with award-winning production company Light Forge Studios, and an army of creative, talented performers and artists to produce a series of comedy shorts that are uniquely funny and weirdly Vegas.
Honey! I'm Home!
Bundle of Joy
Dick and Doll
A prizefighter, at the behest of his salty trainer, turns to unorthodox techniques to defeat his worthy opponent.
Premieres January 7, 2019
The denizens of an old west saloon are terrorized by a shameless cowboy.
Premieres February 4, 2019
Someone has dealt something disturbing in a quiet suburban neighborhood, but it’s the milkman who smelt it.
Premieres March 4, 2019
A bank robber is challenged by a teller’s act of bravery and an unseemly security system.
Premieres April 1, 2019
A wedding chapel is beset by a notable absence.
Premieres May 6, 2019
A clenched crisis befalls an entertainer and his sidekick.
Premieres June 3, 2019
A put-upon office worker can’t seem to brighten her own day.
Premieres July 8, 2019
The Next Circus Jerks Short
As a Las Vegas comedy performer, I’m surrounded by a wealth of wildly talented performers, many of whom are largely confined to performing nightly in their respective big production shows on the Vegas Strip. These performers and artists are hungry to stretch their creativity in new and exciting directions. So I’m roping a bunch of them in with me to make something that’s unique and fun and that has farther reach and more lasting power than a one-time live cabaret or special event.
I’m also hoping this ongoing film project will call more attention to Las Vegas as a weird but accessible creative community. More than just a city of gambling, big shows and clubs, Vegas fosters a burgeoning arts scene as well — rich with theatre, film, music, visual and performing arts.