>> Jean Saucier

A unicycle launched the career of Jean Saucier. At age 11, Jean cut a curious figure in his native Montreal when he delivered newspapers atop his one-wheeler. Mostly self-taught until the age of 18, Jean attended the École National du Cirque de Montréal. Cirque du Soleil noticed his talent and hired him. In 1987, Jean Saucier was awarded the Bronze Medal at the Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris, France for his bicycle routine together with his performing ensemble. Since then, much has changed as he discovered that he was destined to be a "Straight Man" - the serious side of comedy.

From 1999 to 2006, Jean performed with his first Circo Comedia partner, Lawrence Smythe, touring extensively throughout the United States at performing art centers, festivals, and fairs from Maine to Florida and from Alaska to Texas, thrilling and entertaining audiences everywhere. Touring highlights included The Philadelphia Festival Theater for Children, Alaska Junior Theatre (Anchorage), Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (West Palm Beach, FL), Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC), Carpenter Center (Long Beach, CA), The John F. Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Pittsburgh International Children's Festival and Flint Hills International Children's Festival (St. Paul, MN). In their native country of Canada, Circo Comedia performed at all the major International Children's Festivals - Calgary, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Regina and Winnipeg as well as many comedy festivals and casinos in Montréal and Las Vegas. International touring included performances in Japan, France, Honk Kong, Italy, Mexico and Hungary.

>> Patrick Côté

In 2004, Jean Saucier began performing with acrobat/stuntman/drummer/roller skater Patrick Côté in Québec theaters, festivals, schools and specials events. In 2005, Jean & Patrick won the First Prize (Public Choice) at the Mondial des Amuseurs of Trois-Rivières Festival, (Québec). Jean Saucier is delighted to introduce North American audiences to his very gifted and talented new partner Patrick Côté.

Patrick Côté is a comic stuntman, an expert on roller skates and a formidable drummer. While training as a gymnast and acrobat at Montreal's National Circus School (École Nationale de Cirque) in 1989, Patrick discovered a passion for burlesque stunts and created his own lexicon of unique, humorous and spectacular moves, becoming a true artist in the genre of physical comedy. Also in the late 1980's, Patrick created his well known alter-ego/comic characters "PatPatinFou" for La Maison Hantée (The Haunted House) and "Le Baron Fou", which he incorporated into 2,500 performances over a ten-year period. He continued to create several new characters for projects such as the Super Cirque, Cirque Comik, Cirque National des Clowns, Cirque du Soleil and the Fabuleux Cirque Estival tour. In 2005, he joined the troupe Les Parfaits Inconnus. Patrick is always ready to explore new horizons, stretching the limits of convention, creating suspense, and playing the absurd with finesse. Together, Jean and Patrick are taking the acrobatics, clowning and theatrics of Circo Comedia that audiences world-wide, have grown to know and love, to new "heights"!