He once hosted a performance starring Ty Lee's acrobatic abilities that PrincessAzula attended. There, he learned of the princess' sadism, as she placed his star performer in more and more dangerous situations. After Ty Lee left to join Azula on her mission, he continued to run his circus.
At one point, he obtained the kidnapped Appa from the beetle-headed merchants and planned on featuring him on his show. He was so eager to show off this rare beast that he ordered the circus trainer to put Appa on stage before he was fully tamed, resulting in the bison's escape during the middle of his performance.