Tuey Wilson, Comic Stunt Juggler, is a Minnesota Renaissance Festival staple and fan favorite. The 2021 festival season will mark his 40th straight year performing there. Tuey’s show brings audiences laughter and awe by way of his unique performance style and juggling tricks. Tuey has performed at fairs, festivals, cruise ships, and other venues all across the country.
As it did for many performers in 2020, COVID caused a difficult year, with many canceled gigs and live events no longer an option. Tuey found a smaller-scale way to bring his humor and amazing stunts to people by performing socially-distanced Sidewalk Shows.
In summer of 2021, things were starting to look up, with several shows booked for July/August and the MN Renaissance Festival approaching, when Tuey had a disastrous accident. On July 20th, Tuey was performing his show at the Duluth Public Library, when, for the first time in his 40-year career, he fell off the top of his freestanding ladder, breaking both of his wrists and suffering a severe concussion.
Tuey is having surgery on both wrists on July 26th and the prognosis is good. Tuey is very grateful that the accident wasn’t worse and is staying positive. However, it will be a long recovery to get back to where he was before the accident. $20,000 would help to cover uncovered medical costs and missed income, as the accident was the first day of several weeks of consistent booked work for the first time since the pandemic.
Whether or not you are able to give, your kind words, good thoughts, and support are so very appreciated. It is because of all the fans of the show that Tuey has been able to have his dream job for 40 years. It is a humbling and magical experience to look into the audience and recognize multiple generations who have come back year after year.