“Although stuck in a world that is black and whiite, The Checkerboard Guy adds a nuanced subtlety to juggling that delights audiences the world over.”

—Todd Strong
Juggling Teacher, Author, Guru


So you're an event producer and you need to grab a photo or have a short bio or a logo or a Press Kit from The Checkerboard Guy to help pitch or promote an appearance of the man in black and white. Well look no further... Let's start with a mini-bio...

Mini-Bio: Since 1981 David Aiken has performed as ‘The Checkerboard Guy,’ a Comic Daredevil who’s manic energy, zany sense of humour and robust skill set have been his passport to the globe! His award-winning comedic variety show has been compared to Steve Martin, Pee Wee Herman and even a live action version of The Simpsons. Bottom line–his infectious energy and crazy stunts will leave you rolling in the aisles!

Press Kit

Download The Checkerboard Guy's press kit in pdf format. The file contains a lot of the info found on this site including bio, shows, projects, clients, recommendations and reviews, specs and a press release. The file has been zipped (compressed) to reduce the size as much as possible - double click to unzip after downloading. Download pdf


I would suggest we outline color specs here. I would say the logo type could be used in black, red or reversed and the oval in black, white and yellow. I would spec cmyk, rgb and pms numbers here.


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