Westby Area Performing Arts Center


SMIRK is a 90 minute roller coaster ride into the lives of two performers whose comedy derives from the collision of two very different minds trying to perform in the same show. One is a former scientist, and the other a slapstick madman. Juggling, whip cracking, unicycles and a large rocket launcher all make an appearance in this Odd Couple meets the circus spectacular.

Smirk presents new vaudeville through the lens of comedy and a dynamic Abbott and Costello style relationship. Reid Belstock and innovative juggling ace Warren Hammond are performers that could not be more different, and their story is a buddy comedy based on two of the oldest archetypes in comedy, the straight man and the goof ball. Many people juggle, but Smirk is unique. What makes this show special is the dynamic relationship that emerges through these characters. Their friendship (and the show itself) is tested as they become increasingly at odds with each other. They finally come back together for a finale that draws from the best these two people can bring together, and delivers their biggest, craziest and most amazing stunt yet!

Described as "A nicely matched pair of performers with a deep bag of tricks," by Juggle Magazine, their juggling and slapstick antics explode off the stage to fill the largest auditorium.

Their work has earned them multiple awards, including the 2009 and more recently the 2011, IJA Silver Medal in the Team competitions.  

What People Are Saying

“Lone Tree Arts Center presented the fantastic duo Reid Belstock and Warren Hammond of SMIRK for our family series, which brought in not only the highest attendance for our family series in our venue’s three-year history, but every member of the audience was genuinely entertained and thrilled with the experience of Reid and Warren’s onstage antics. Their witty comedy and jaw-dropping juggling with just the right mix of audience interaction made SMIRK one of the most exciting performances at Lone Tree Arts Center all year! We cannot wait to have Reid and Warren back for another sidesplitting performance.”  — Kirstin Fletcher Lone Tree Arts Center