It is rare to find an entertainer that defies categorisation, but Syd Heylen is one such performer. With a polished blend of humour and skill, Syd combines standup comedy, audience interaction and comedy juggling to have his audience in stitches and screaming for more.
Winner of the prestigious Mo Award, during the last 10 years, Syd has earned himself an outstanding reputation as a versatile performer of the highest order. Not only is he one of the finest comedy jugglers anywhere in the world, but with his warm persona and natural comedic skills, the overall package is unbeatable.
The son of a well-known comedian, Syd started honing his comedy skills early. He cut his teeth writing gags for Graham Kennedy on Channel 9’s Coast to Coast, as well as for Starsearch on Channel 10, all the while developing his own comedy at live venues around the country, and performing regularly on The Midday Show.
Using some mind blowing juggling as a vehicle for his comedy, Syd has them rolling in the aisles whilst simultaneously astounding them with his impressive skills. With standup comedy material interwoven with audience interaction, Syd has been delighting audiences the world over.
Syd was a finalist in the comedy section of Starsearch, winning 2 heats and two finals to get there. He was part of the team for Foxtel’s comedy series ‘Cliptomaniacs’, and has performed on television in such varied shows as Ridgey Didge, Sweet and Sour, and Good Morning Australia.
On stage, Syd has worked with show-business legends such as Englebert Humpadinck, The Village People, and The Supremes to name but a few, and amongst others he has entertained guests at corporate functions for Beckman Industries, Group Newsagency Supplies, Nissan Australia, The Cronulla Sharks and Toyota.