Carpe Idiotus

A manic mix of mime, comedy, song & improvisation

Carpe Idiotus presents a manic blend of captivating mime, engaging song, side splitting comedy, interactive improvisations and mesmerizing visual theatre.

Carpe Idiotus' slick visual comedic style will enliven and enhance any corporate event. From upfront stage productions incorporating visual theatre to their hilarious musical songs, they follow in the tradition of comedic duos at their best.

Pronounced "Car-pay Idi-oat-us" which literally means "seize the idiots," this memorable act combines the talents of musician Tony Williams and all round funny man Dennis Clare. Their act has been accurately described as resembling the quality and hilarity of the Umbilical Brothers or The Scared Little Weird Guys - without the hefty price tag.

These two professional idiots have performed together for over a decade for audiences of all types and ages - from corporate VIPs to family cruise ships, television appearances to RSL luncheons and from the Melbourne Comedy Festival to sold -out theatres. Since performing on Channel 7's Australia's Got Talent, they've been inundated with interest.

No stage too big or audience too small, Carpe Idiotus entertains again and again ...and then once more again, just for good measure.

What can you expect from a Carpe Idiotus spot?

A wardrobe malfunction will give rise to an embarrassing but very funny solution... you'll see the miracle of birth in a whole new light ....and a giant Slinky vacuum its way across the stage eating everything in sight... and that's just the beginning!

Combine 40 years of performing experience with a gentle charm and deep respect for the audience and it is soon clear that Carpe Idiotus have the kind of rapport with their audience that others can only dream of.

Show duration options:

Carpe Idiotus can be booked in a 15 - 20 minute spot (to fit perfectly between entree and main courses) or as a 30, 40 or 60 minute feature act.

Client testimonials

I was complete and utterly gob-smacked!

Molly Meldrum

Carpe are very talented. They are suitable for all age groups and cruises. I would highly recommend these guys anytime. Overall – EXCELLENT!

Cruise Director, Pacific Sun

Carpe Idiotus was fantastic! I absolutely love it! Totally new! Never seen before! Good comedy! Great Timing! Absolutely loved it!

Danni Minogue

I just wanted to say a big thank you for Carpe’s performance, everyone really enjoyed them. Our Chairman has been telling everyone all about Carpe in the office today.

Merrylands Bowling Club.

Wonderfully inventive, great visually and really entertaining.

Tony Burlinson

Carpe Idiotus were outstanding! The feedback from our cruise guests was consistently high in praise. Their ability to make people of all ages laugh and applaud is a huge plus given the wide demographic of our clients. They received a standing ovation for their evening performance and then backed up with a show just for the children in the morning that had the kids singing and laughing.

Carnival Cruises

I thought they were fantastic. They had quite a crowd standing around watching and they even had representatives from the local newspaper cheering for them, and I heard them go up and tell them that they thought they were great!

Liverpool City Council

The Wow factor! That’s what I want for all my special events and Carpe Idiotus deliver every time

Megastar Promotions

A delicious, comic cocktail of music, mime and madness...Genuinely funny and entertaining…..refreshingly different….these are two very talented guys….

Magic to the Max