Television variety shows with act know as The Volantes. I have listed many

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There are references to The Volantes, a comedy- Unicycle Act here:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1938982/

But there are early references to an acrobat group called the Volants that makes me think there might be references to two groups here.   I've seen a reference to the Unicycle group from 1962.   A newspaper article in 1967 had this to say:

The Volantes is a “collective” name for two Portland, Oregon boys who converted their boyhood antics as next door neighbors into an entertainment act which is billed as the world’s foremost unicycle team now appearing at the Great Southwest Boat Show in Market Hall. Don Thompson and Scott Beldin began their joint career at age 13 billing themselves as Journal Juniors. By the time they were 17, they were in the professional entertainment business. Combining comedy with unexcelled feats of balance and maneuverability, the Volantes have won extravagant reviews from entertainment - saturated Las Vegas where they have just finished a year’s engagement as the comedy stars of Casino de Paris in the main room of the Dunes Hotel. Included in their future bookings are Radio City Music Hall in New York City, The Lido in Paris, and the Palladium Theatre in London.

I've also found references to these appearances:

"Hellzapoppin" in 1972
Vaudeville, in an episode hosted by by Milton Berle and another by Monty Hall. Both in 1975.
Merv Griffin in July 1979
John Davidson july 1981
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That is me. Scott Beldin. My partner and I are The Volantes unicycle comedy act. We began our 40 year career in 1953 as The UniKids. As we grew older and were no longer kids, we changed our name to The Volantes. (volant is "to wheel" in French. We found it in my sister's French book.