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Ridiculous Feats
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Sex Mixed
Act Novelty Act
Seasons 10
Position Reached None

Ridiculous Feats was a novelty act from Season 10 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the audition round.

Background

In 2005, Jack and Jeri joined forces to create a dynamic comedy variety show. Jack and Jeri’s “ridiculous feats” include: drawing a portrait while juggling at the same time, the worlds only Synchronized Flowerpot Drill Team, the Trained Slinky Circus, and diving into the World’s Largest Whoopee Cushion. Jack and Jeri have two sons, Max and Oz, who often enjoy helping Mom and Dad on stage. They are based in Los Angeles.

Jack Kalvan earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. A year later, he quit a job in robotics at IBM Research to follow his dream of showing off and making people laugh. Since the age of 12, Jack has loved practicing juggling and other circus skills, and creating uniquely entertaining ways to present them. Jack has amazed audiences around the world with his “ridiculous feats of dexterity”, performing more than 3,000 shows in over 200 cities. From street performing to performing arts theaters and corporate motivational speaking.

From the White House in Washington, DC, to the Wintergarten in Berlin to Cirque du Soleil, cruise ships, fairs, casinos, television and movies, Jack has done it all. TV appearances include: The Tonight Show, Conan, The Drew Carey Show, NCIS, and Days of our Lives. Movie credits include: Alice in Wonderland, Water for Elephants, and Coyote Ugly. Jack has won several juggling gold medals and even set some world records. Since 2006, Jack has produced XJuggling, the Extreme Juggling Competition to help promote the creativity and excitement of juggling.

Jeri Kalvan’s career in acrobatics and stunts began as a small child when she was inadvertently dropped on her head. As a teenager she competed in elite gymnastics, and she also excelled at many skills, including skydiving, cliff jumping, and barefoot waterskiing. Jeri Kalvan holds a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. For ten years, she enjoyed teaching movement and circus to elementary school children, motivating them to learn difficult skills and create group performances. Jeri’s love of circus skills led to working as an aerialist, juggler, acrobat, circus trainer, and rigger in the U.S and Australia.

In 2000, her brother, stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad, assisted her entry into the film industry, where she met success as a stunt actor, stunt double, and stunt coordinator. Jeri’s film credits include working as Kirsten Dunst’s stunt double in Spider- Man 1 & 2. TV credits include stunts for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Conan O’Brien. She has also doubled Marg Helgenberger, Alyson Hannigan, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Garner, Calista Flockhart, Amy Irving, and Bryce Howard.

Jack and Jeri lives in Van Nuys, CA with stepdaughter Ellen and sons Max and Oz. [1]

Audition

Ridiculous Feats' audition in Episode 1001 consisted of Jeri diving into "The Humongous Whoopee Cushion of Doom" from the top of a tall ladder. Howard Stern, Heidi KlumMel B, and Howie Mandel all buzzed the act. All four judges voted "No," eliminating the act from the competition.

Trivia

  • Ridiculous Feats was the first act of Season 10 that was rejected in the audition round.

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