Club History

The Buffalo Juggling Club was founded in the late 1970s, and was originally known as the Buffalo Juggling and Unicycle Club.

It was started by Rich Chamberlin, who has performed as a juggler, a magician, and clown since 1970; he is also one of the founders of the Buffalo Clown Alley, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Clowns of America, and the International Jugglers' Association.

From 1978 to 1991, Rich was very active (Chairman, Director, Secretary, and Treasurer) in the International Jugglers' Association; he has also authored a book (1981) on Comedy Juggling.

Ginny Rose, another member of the Buffalo group, was also very involved with the IJA, serving at various times as Director, Treasurer, and Convention Coordinator.The IJA reached an all time high of over 3,000 members during their leadership.