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“For the party people will talk about all season, hire an act guaranteed to wake up the guests.”
- San Francisco Examiner

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Entertaining the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond since 1980, we serve all of Northern California – and we travel, too!


Let Unexpected Company's entertainment experts make your next occasion unforgettable! Our talented and versatile performers put the sparkle in such Special events as:

  • Business Landmarks: Conferences, Conventions, Company Picnics, Holiday Parties, Award Banquets
  • Promotions: Product Launches, Trade Shows, Grand Openings
  • Life Celebrations: Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Anniversaries, Grad Nights, Weddings, Birthdays
  • Public Happenings: Festivals, Fairs, Community Events

Unexpected Company tailors our talents and costumes to bring your vision to life - whether it’s a Hollywood-themed extravaganza, an all-American 4th of July, a re-creation of the Renaissance, the magic of traditional Circus or Cirque du Soleil-inspired innovation, Time Travel back to the 20s, 40s, 60s or into the Future, or ….Your Theme Here! Special Requests are welcome!

At Company Picnics, we offer Clowns, Balloon Sculptors, Caricaturists, Face Painters, Games Masters, Puppeteers, plus your favorite music, from DJs to Steel Drum, to Dixieland Combos.

Holiday Parties sparkle with Victorian Carolers, Ebenezer Scrooge, the Dancing Christmas Tree, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Elves, Toy Soldiers, Winter Sprites, Snow Queens, and Father Christmas. Characters throughout the year include New Year’s Dancing Clock; the Easter Bunny and Little Bo Peep; Leprechauns; Mother Nature; Gods and Goddesses; Morticia Addams, Witches, the Bride of Frankenstein, Scarecrows.

For Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. our Makeover Artistes, Temporary Tattoo or Henna Artists, Jugglers, Psychic Readers, and Magicians are always a hit.

At Hollywood-themed Events our celebrity look-alikes bring the silver screen to life – including Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Carmen Miranda, Madonna, and Austin Powers, complete with fans and paparazzi - to mention a few!

Stage Shows? You bet! Magic, Mime, Dance, Juggling, Puppetry, Music of all kinds, and more – for young audiences to the most discerning and sophisticated.

Americana Occasions 4th of July, Western, etc. – are great venues for Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty, Cowgirls and Cowboys, Trick Ropers, Saloon Gals and Gamblers, Mardi Gras King and Queen, and many of our giant Stilt Walker characters.

International Events include French Musicians and Mimes; Middle Eastern Belly Dancers, Henna Artists, and Ethnic Music Ensembles; Chinese Martial Artists, the Empress of China, and Tai Chi Dancers. We also offer artists who speak French, Spanish, German, Swedish, or Japanese.

Historical Themes! For example, Renaissance entertainment can include Court Jesters, Early Music ensembles, Lords and Ladies, Commedia dell’Arte actors, Fortune Tellers, Swordfighters, Pirates and Swashbucklers, Venetian Carnevale Revelers, and Storytellers. With Historical Themes, travel through time - for example - back to the Swing Era, with great swing bands and dazzling dancers, cigar/candy girls, zoot suiters, hep cats and cool kittens.

Futuristic? Try our remote-controlled Robots, Human Robots, Moving Sculptures, Space Travelers, Seers of the Future, and out of this world Makeup Artists.

Circus and Cirque du Soleil festivities are perfect for Acrobats, Fire-Eaters, Hat Tricksters, Unicyclists, Stilt Walkers, Clowns, Jugglers, and Magicians.

For Kids of All Ages: We have , Clowns, Puppets, Jugglers, Magicians, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Storytellers, Arts & Crafts, Balloon Sculptors, Face Painters/Tattoos

Workshops: Clowning, Mime, Juggling, Circus.



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Expect the Unexpected!

Unexpected Company
(415) 459-0141

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