Spending many hours juggling flavors and walking the tight rope of not-spicy-enough to just-right, our Philly Chili Bowl competitors are not clowning around this year. However, we know some awesome folks that will help bring a little levity to this years savory circus.
The Cotton Candy Circus Arts has amazing roster of local circus-style performers including aerialists, jugglers, hoolahoopers, skaters, stilt walkers and any other kind of acrobat that you could imagine. Bringing our chili-bowlers some physical magic this year, the group will be flexing some new acro-performance routines. What exactly is acro-performance? Well, you will have to come see for yourself, won’t you? Just know that its not easy.
When we look at Philly Chili Bowl winners of years past, we always ask – what was in that winning chili??? They were always so tasty and so delightful that one would even think that the cooks cooks added a touch of genius and a dash of magic.
This year we’re going to bring a dab of magic ourselves. We welcome to the 6th Annual Philly Chili Bowl, Mervant the Magician!
“Mervant” is a Philadelphia-based magician and mentalist who has been involved in the underground close-up magic scene since 2008.
His expertise in sleight of hand and mentalism has generated opportunities for him to perform in a wide range of venues and has lead to him sharing the stage with artists such as The Reno 911 live comedy show and singer/songwriter, Sean Kingston.
Mervant currently specializes in performing close-up magic and his style of magic gives spectators of all ages the opportunity to witness up-close miracles that leave audiences captivated, all while enjoying a few laughs.
Grab some chili, grab a beer, and get ready to be mesmerized by the magic!