Who We Are

Funny Money Productions

The Funny Money Production & Winking Derby team of Artists and Entertainers have been amazing audiences in Tampa Bay and beyond for over 30+ years. If you are looking to make your child’s event fun and memorable, our talented staff are just what your party needs. 
There is something special about a kid’s smile when they see something just for them. Our Balloon Artists love entertaining children (and parents!) and will help you give your kids priceless memories. 
We perform Worldwide and make our home in the Tampa Bay area. Ask about our travels. We have been to Shanghai China, Australia, England, Scotland, Iceland, France, Italy, Holland, and Spain. We have also worked tradeshows and events in almost every state too. Our family is first and second generation Americans.

About Mark

Owner and CEO of F.U.N.! Mark is located in Clearwater, Tampa Bay. Mark has been doing balloon art for over 30+ years and performing magic since the age of 8. He bought him his first magic trick when they were on vacation in that newly open theme park called “Disney World”. He learned balloons from a Three time Guiness Book of World Records Holder Russel “Windy” Douton. Mark’s interests are art, horseback riding, cooking, sandcastle building and traveling. Mark has been on food network on Fakers VS Bakers, the Today Show, MTV and many other local and national TV shows. He went to college at Parson’s School of Design and served his country as a Security Police Officer in the Air Force. Mark was a Stand up comedian for 13 years working with people like Larry the Cable Guy, Soupy Sales, Gabe Kaplan and Carrot Top.
Father, Artist, Magician, Balloon Artist, Clown, Stand Up Comedian, Air Force Veteran, Bartender, Cowboy, & he’s funny!

Sidney Byrne

Balloon Artist

Sidney has been doing balloon art her whole life. Sidney’s interests are math, real estate, and traveling. She and her sister were the youngest magicians to win the Florida State Magic Stage Competition. 

Sidney bought her second house at the tender age of 22 years old!!

Daughter, veterinarian assistant, executive secretary, administrative assistant, payroll specialist, balloon artist. 

 

Sabrina Byrne

Balloon Artist, Face Painter, and mermaid

Sabrina has been doing balloon art her whole life. Sabrina loves to perform. She and her sister were the youngest magicians to win the Florida State Magic Stage Competition. 

Sabrina can be seen at the Sand Pearl Resort from March through summer as Sarina the Mermaid. Check with the hotel for her schedule. 

Daughter, lawyer assistant, culinary student, college girl, professional mascot, restaurant manager, balloon artist, face painter, and mermaid.

Michelle Byrne

My Queen of Everything

Michelle is the glue helping keeping us all together!

Michelle also does coordination and event management for our events. 

Wife, mother, special needs teacher, IEP specialist.