Peter Shub (born May 12, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.) is an American actor, clown and vaudeville show director who moved to Europe in the 1980s. He's worked with a lot of distinguished international organizations and artists and went on tour with well known circuses such as the German Circus Roncalli, the Big Apple from New York and the Canadian Cirque du Soleil. He's won a silver clown of Monte Carlo (International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo) and went on tour with his own show (German: „Fuer Garderobe keine Haftung“) as well as with multiple other vaudeville shows throughout Europe. He has been called a "legend", a "modern master", and a "fixture of the German Varieté world."
Loriot mit peter shub im zirkus stars in der manege
Peter Shub was born in 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He spend his childhood in New York City and later studied sociology at Temple University in Philadelphia. It was here that he met a street artist, a magician, whose work fascinated Shub to such an extent that he moved to Europe after getting his degree.
He studied at the drama schools „Ecole de Etienne Decroux“ (1980–83) and „Ecole Phillipe Gaulier“ (1982-84) in Paris. But he soon discovered a certain talent for making people laugh. A discovery, that made him turn to a life as a clown instead.
During his career he has worked in a variety of circuses. He gives workshops all over the world, mostly Europe, while also guest starring in plenty of shows.
Tour of his show „Nice-Night-For-An-Evening” in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Tour of his Show „Fuer Garderobe keine Haftung“
Silver clown of Monte Carlo (International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo) (1993)
Silver clown in Paris (Cirque de Demain Festival) (1985)
Jury Award in Cannes (International Theater Festival)