The jovial juggler balanced on a five-foot tall unicycle as children and adults were in awe when he juggled three swords in the air during a show at the Wauconda Area Library.
Ken Schultz, known as "The Flying Fool," has been dazzling audiences across the United States for more than 25 years with stunts of fire-eating, bowling ball juggling, and balancing a 6-foot ladder on his chin.
"I thought it was really good. He did a great job juggling," laughed Maria Evans, 11, of Island Lake. "The best part was when he was on the unicycle with the knives with my dad. I thought my dad was going to run."
Piper Downey, 5, of Volo laughed aloud as Schultz put a rubber chicken on her head, then lifted her high on his shoulders and rode around the room on a unicycle.
"I am looking for kids who are not afraid, with a big smile, and who want to play," Schultz said. "I love working with young kids and adults and a wide age range, from grandmothers to 3-year-olds. That's a lot of fun."
After juggling with Schultz on the stage, Jim Evans of Island Lake said, "I thought the show was great. He did a wonderful job and my family and I had a great time."