About Shep Huntly

Shep has been on stage more than half his life.


All his life Shep knew he wanted to be on stage. He did his first performances in primary school, was in all the school plays through out secondary school and studied acting at University.

Shep discovered circus while studying for his BA at Federation University in Ballarat. He spent the next few years performing in a three man show called Circus in a Suitcase. They performed at hundreds of schools, agricultural shows and festivals throughout Victoria.

In the early 1990s Shep became a solo street performer and  traveled all over Australia busking at festivals and on the streets of our major cities. In the mid 1990s Shep went to England and Europe and continued  busking and street performing. Shep has now performed his solo street shows at hundreds of festivals in 26 countries, including returning to the famous Edinburgh festival sixteen times.

In the year 200 Shep was a co- founder of Australia’s first post modern sideshow ” The Happy Sideshow”.

The Happy Sideshow performed at prestigious festivals all over the world, made numerous TV appearances in many countries and were invited to create four different shows to be performed in the Sydney Opera House.

After The Happy Sideshow parted ways Shep founded  The League of Sideshow Superstars, and a few years later co-created The Dark Party. He continues to tour both nationally and internationally, although since becoming a parent he is trying to spend more time at his home in Byron Bay