Welcome to the Kompani Paradiso website!

Kompani Paradiso is Swedish street performance company based in Southern Sweden since 2015 . We are two international artists who together have more than 60 years of experience between us! We create, perform and teach in our own unique way!

Practical Information

Our company presently presents five comic and inter-active street performance acts; “Varieté Paradiso” (street show), “Burning Clowns” (street show), “A Universe of Love” (walking act), “Two Headless Men” (walking act) and “Two Tall Gentlemen” (walking act)

The concepts can be presented anywhere and are based on improvisation. The performances are for all ages.

Please contact us for availability and rates!
And download our sales sheet and presentation pdf here

About us

The people behind “Kompani Paradiso” are Jan Unestam and Magnus Jarlöv, who after many years on stages around the world, longed for the more intimate and improvised – and therefore decided to start their own performance company.

Jan Unestam is an actor, and a circus artist. In 1995 he was one of the founding members of the famous Swedish company “Cirkus Cirkör” and has through the years contributed to 11 of that company’s productions which has brought him all around the globe. His most famous act is ”The Balloon Man” in which he acts from the inside of a giant balloon – an act which also has been commemorated on an official stamp(!) Jan has worked as an actor and a circus artist at most of the major theatre institutions in Sweden:  Stockholms stadsteater, Göteborgs stadsteater, Göteborgsoperan, Malmö stadsteater, Östgötateatern, Helsingborgs stadsteater… 

Magnus Jarlöv is a circus artist, a teacher and a comedian. He has founded many companies through the years, such as the jester and clown group “Jauvet”, “Clownen brinner” (“The clown is on fire!”), “Verbalista” and “Burnt Out Punks”. Magnus has also been on the board for “Clowns Without Borders” and has worked around the world as its Project Manager. For a number of years, Magnus was instrumental in building Cirkus Cirkör’s function for people with disabilities. Magnus has also performed at many major arenas around Scandinavia, such as the Stockholm Globe Arena and the famous Skansen Open Air Museum.


See under Productions in the menu above for complete information.

Download our sales sheet and presentation pdf here

Varieté Paradiso

2023 – A family show filled with comedy which is a tribute to the history of Circus, Varieté & Vaudeville! A family show for all ages – for the Ages! An updated version of the 2017 success! This is a tribute to the history of Circus, Varieté & Vaudeville! The clown duo Totto and Gunnar believe …

Two Headless Men

2019 – In a tribute to Surrealism, this street act is built on Comedy with many surprises and tender-hearted actions! Two well-dressed men without heads are out for a stroll. But why without heads? Could they be secret agents? Or are they simply a couple of shy and modest gentlemen that prefer to go about …

Burning Clowns

2021 – This show is filled with improvisation, comedy, slapstick and of course a lot of fire! Monsieur Jean – Baptiste Champagne de la Cognac hereby wishes to present his new fire show ”Flames of Eternity”! French Artiste Jean-Baptiste is a perfectionist who really hates mistakes –  which is particularly true if something goes wrong …