Izzi Tooinsky, The Wild Man


Izzi Tooinsky, The Wild Man, is a unique vaudevillian entertainer who has been performing at fairs, festivals, schools, and museums since the dawn of time. The Wild Man is a juggler, clown, comedian, storyteller, and educator. He is the author of two books, creator of 7 storytelling CD’s, father of two wild women and has performed in 17 countries around the world.

The Amazing Little Old Man’s performance is bold and creative, flamboyant and fun for people of all ages. His quick mix of comedy, juggling and audience participation makes him a favorite everywhere from The International Children’s Festival in Wales to the wild desert extravaganza of Burning Man.

Izzi has been a beloved featured teller at the Sierra Storytelling Festival many times, and we are happy to have him return as the emcee.


“Izzi is an amazing original~ Ken Kesey, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest


“Izzi is dynamic, charming, and hilarious. You will not find a more genuine, sincere, and entertaining Storyteller.”

~ Jimmy Neal Smith, Founder of the International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough Tennessee


“The Wild Man is a wonderful cross between Garrison Keillor and Cirque De Soleil.”

~ LA Times


“Izzi’s amazing act held the attention of a standing room only

audience, over and over and over again.  Alaska loves Izzi.”

~ Colleen  Turner, Manager, Tanana Valley State Fair, Fairbanks Alaska


Interview on NPR station Capitol Public Radio: