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