Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Toms River, NJ: October 15th, 2005

My all-time favorite superhero, Batman, and I leaning on one of the original George Barris Batmobiles created for the classic 1966 BATMAN television series at the Scott Chinery Harvest Party held at Ocean County Community College.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Utica, NY: October 7th, 2005

Posing for a picture at the end of intermission at the Ziyara Shrine Circus in Utica, NY. This and several of the other photos from that weekend were taken by the Shrine's official photographer, Mr. Gary Jahnke.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Utica, NY: October 9th, 2005

Taking a bow with 4 of the 5 volunteers from the Chair Gag (the woman has already been escorted back to her seat) at the Utica Memorial Auditorium during the final performance of the 2005 Ziyara Shrine Circus.

Glens Falls, NY: September 17th, 2005

Back in Glens Falls and this time I ain't just whistling "Dixie". I'm blowing bubble gum bubbles out my ears with the help of a Wayne and Marty Scott powder rig, a Cheezo balloon pump, some dime store balloons and a lot of electrical tape.

Utica, NY: October 7th, 2005

Getting ready to have a bubble blowing contest with an audience volunteer as a "stretch gag" on opening night of the Ziyara Shrine Circus.

Utica, NY: October 8th, 2005

Picking the first of 5 audience volunteers for the Chair Gag. This was my first series of shows with my brand new Bob Kelly yak hair wig.

Utica, NY: October 9th, 2005

Trying to look sharp while doing my come-in bit with a mirror, comb and fright wig at the Utica Memorial Auditorium for the Ziyara Shrine Circus in Utica, NY working with John McConnell's
Circus Royale.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Teddy Bear Check Ups

"Teddy Bear Check-Ups" are just one of my many responsibilities as the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Clown Doctor at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sword "Gag"

Taking the idea of a clown gag to the extreme, here I am in the U.P. (the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) on a Shrine Circus date pretending to choke after performing a worse-than-terrible fake sword swallow with one of the show's light-up novelty swords borrowed from one of the kids in the audience.

It was a "stretch gag" as we were holding up the start of the show 20 minutes as people just kept pouring in.

As you can see it was a "straw house" for both shows, meaning that all of the seats were sold out so all of the kids came down and sat on the floor around the three rings. If I recall it was SRO (Standing Room Only) at both end tracks too.

Shows like these are great. The audience's energy really charges up the performers

Monday, September 12, 2005

Spinning Plate Nose Balance

Performing the nose balance finale to the spinning plate gag with Circus Spectacular.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


Meeting fans and shaking hands in a photo from Circus Spectacular that must have been taken early during my "come-in" because I've still got my flip-top fright wig on. It's got strings that run down my sleeves and get in the way so I have to take it off before I start the pre-show "blow-off".

Friday, September 09, 2005

Marquette, MI: May 2005

"Hypnotising" my four audience volunteers while performing The Chair Gag on Cindy Migley's Circus Spectacular in Marquette, MI.

Glens Falls, NY: Sept. 18, 2004

A screen capture of me graciously thanking my friend Shane Hansen for assisting me by inadvertantly whacking him right in the schnozzola with an real (and really heavy) Wal-Mart dinner plate while performing a plate breaking gag in Glens Falls, NY.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Grand Forks, ND: April 22, 2004

Making up for the KEM Shrine Circus in the dressing room of the Ralph Engelstad Arena on the campus of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. My current costume, just delivered by Mary Derosier and as yet unworn, is hanging in the background.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Rochester, MN: October 2004

Conducting the audience in "The Blue Danube Waltz" at the conclusion of intermission in Rochester, Minnesota October 2004.

If the clown pre-show is a "come-in" is this bit a "come-back"?

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Iron Mountain, MI: May 13, 2005

Doing come-in with Spongebob at a Shrine Circus date for Circus Spectacular in Iron Mountain Michigan May 13, 2005