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Topic: Clowning
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jun 18, 2002 04:41PM)
How many clowns do we have here? I'm a member of COAI in good standing and have to wonder just how many joeys are in the magical side of the house.
:clown:

So I ask, "Who here wears the nose?"
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Message: Posted by: professorpopcorn (Jun 22, 2002 04:06PM)
Hey Rob

I'm a magical Clown from England. I'm a long term proud member of Clowns International.

I sometimes get the feeling that 'legit' magicians don't look too kindly at us lowly clowns but I've seen little evidence of that in this place.

The trouble with being a clown is that no one takes you seriously!!! :shrug:

Anyway, you're not on your own here and maybe we'll find out about a few more Joeys amongst us. :nod:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jun 22, 2002 04:22PM)
The great part is, if you do happen to make a mistake. It's a lot easier to:

1. SMILE!
2. Make it a joke
3. Hide your face (behind make-up that is)
4. Blame the invisible guy and get away with it.

My magic may not always work right, but God willing, I'll always work my magic.

:nose:
Message: Posted by: kaznzak (Jun 28, 2002 09:16AM)
I am really glad to see other magic clowns here - I love working with children, and love the fact that the magic is not the be all and end all, just part of a larger relationship with the audience. It's also a lot more fun, although I do believe kids are the toughest audience, and quickest to let you know if they think you are not on the (or their) level.
Kaz :magicrabbit:
Message: Posted by: professorpopcorn (Jun 28, 2002 09:40AM)
Well that's 3 of us out of 1,830 members!!!
:clown:

I'm going to pop along to the Clowns International web site to see if I can drum up some interest.
Message: Posted by: mr.t.ricks (Jul 2, 2002 07:00PM)
Hi Rob, and all you other clowns.
Now we have four. I am also from the UK in fact from Wales the land of the moving certins. I am a member of CI, IBM, CMS and Equity with all these letters after my name, I should have been a doctor.

Regards to all
mr.t.ricks :smiles: :cheers: :magicrabbit:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jul 10, 2002 11:35AM)
ROLL CALL? This is a mighty short list. Where is everybody? :confused:
Message: Posted by: Wobblebottom (Jul 14, 2002 06:13PM)
Just joined, so popped in to add my name to the list.

Been away from the motley for a while as I became a serious actor (I know, I know...), but now back and loving it!

btw - anyone know of a few good UK places for clown supplies? I turn my back for a moment, and it's all changed!

Tommy (Wobblebottom)
Message: Posted by: Pokie-Poke (Jul 25, 2002 11:12PM)
Sorry I'm just a fool, no white face, but the idea is there. I was thinking of using a mask a la "Comeda del arte" style.
Message: Posted by: harris (Jul 29, 2002 10:40AM)
I am sometimes known as The Nearly Normal Clown.

I rarely wear make up even when hired out
as a Nearly Normal Mime.

Back in the early 80's (prior to the Blue Boys) I came up with "Green Face" for an annual Zuchinni Festival.

My warm up for school shows is very Clown like, I produce balloon clown lips, sunglasses, hat and cane,
and have a few minute struggle getting out of my regular shows into my oversized and very
colorful slippers.

I prefer them over clown shoes because kids
can relate to them, and IMHO just as funny.

I brought a fairly newbie magician to one of my Nearly Normal Library Programs.

After the program, he quipped, "so basically simply, you just act the fool."

I replied Yes but not simply!

Harris :coolest:
Message: Posted by: Jewls (Aug 16, 2002 11:07PM)
Count me in! :rainbow:
Message: Posted by: x-treem (Aug 17, 2002 06:26AM)
Me too....... Dr. R. Rex at your service,
character clown magician and escape artist (the only one I know of at that!) Though the X-treem X-capologist, is my main performance gig. My parents have been clowns for quite some time, I was never really into clowning, until R. Rex came along, well, I found myself as we say, I don't use him much but he is around.

Care all,

X
Message: Posted by: mr.t.ricks (Aug 31, 2002 03:21PM)
Hi, Nice to see a few more joining us.

Wobblebottom, how are you getting on with your makeup?

Regards,

Mr.T.Ricks

:clownjuggling: :clownonball: :cheers: :magicrabbit:
Message: Posted by: Al Kazam the Magic Man (Sep 2, 2002 01:14AM)
I mainly work as a clown. Here in Taiwan, clowns are very well liked by most people. I've been into magic for about 4 years now. Some work is paid and some is on a volunteer basis.
As a family we do shows together as clowns and do family style comedy magic. I've got five kids. We also do balloon sculpting as well, which is very popular here.
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Sep 4, 2002 03:56PM)
Hi JoJo, it's great to have another magical joey in our midst. Looking forward to your pic.

:cool: This is a cool thread with all of the Auguste faces smiling out. :clown: :clown: :clown:
Message: Posted by: Al Kazam the Magic Man (Sep 7, 2002 11:06AM)
Thanks for the welcome. I"ll try and get a pic up soon. I've got a couple of different faces. One white and one auguste
JoJo
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Sep 7, 2002 02:38PM)
I use the European Auguste (no basecoat) face. I've been considering a whiteface again but I'd have to change wardrobe as well.. :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: zoom (Sep 24, 2002 02:50PM)
:bigsmile: You can count me in! I hesitated to sign up with my clown name of Fumbles because I first thought this was for "real" magicians only....I prefer simple magic, balloons and puppets.
Message: Posted by: x-treem (Sep 24, 2002 09:59PM)
Hi Ho, ZOOM-Fumbles, is there such a thing as a "real" magician? No one has any "real" powers, if they do I want to bottle it and sell the stuff, I could make a killing, er, living on Ebay from it.

Welcome!!

There are so many Auguste here, are the white face a dying breed since they are considered the "straight man" in the clown world?

Take Care

DR R.Rex
Message: Posted by: harris (Sep 26, 2002 02:19PM)
IMHO the real magic is in connecting with your guest/audience.

My schtick is being known as a nearly normal
clown. I sometimes wear the nose, but rarely the makeup. I prefer wearing oversized slippers in wild colors, instead of the more
"traditional" clown shoes.

I use balloons for a hat and oversized
"clown lips."

Two of my comedy/entertainer heroes were/are
Red Skelton and of course Emmett Kelly.

Keep 'em smiling.

Anyone out there go for any other emotion than laughter and comedy?

Harris :coolest:
Message: Posted by: x-treem (Sep 26, 2002 02:36PM)
Red has always been a favorite of mine I have both his radio shows and TV shows.

I realize he did much more then that.

I am glad that he was able to fair the medium transition.

I also appreciate Tom Mullica for his rendition of Red. May the comedy never die.

My parents are Christian Clowns they mix both comedy with a serious segment in their show that uses the no float/float balloon routine. It is very powerful and dry eyes are few.

I also know of a silent hobo & Auguste team that the hobo does serious work and the Auguste does the schtick.
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Sep 26, 2002 02:38PM)
[quote]
On 2002-09-26 14:19, harris wrote:
Anyone out there go for any other emotion than laughter and comedy?[/quote]

I didn't know there "were" other emotions.
Message: Posted by: harris (Sep 27, 2002 05:08PM)
I love watching the old masters on tape and listening to their bits.

I am re-reading the Physical Comedy Handbook which has a lot of great ideas for one, two or three person bits.

Regarding Emotions Rob,

I loved your comment! It made me think.

Perhaps if we use the equation:

Comedy = Tragedy + Time

then all is indeed comedy.

When I worked as a counselor at Kansas's oldest Bed and Breakfast, (AKA Lansing Correctional Facility) I had a lot of fun during shows that a Deputy Warden was sitting in the audience.

I am grateful that he had a good sense of humor.

The director always introduced me as the Clown Prince of the Therapeutic Community, when tours came through. (It was a year long
cognitive change and drug treatment program.)

One great moment was when I had the men in the Max Yard playing an impromptu game of Harris Sez. (My Nearly Normal Version of Simon Sez)

Thanks to each and everyone of you.

We are all Bozo's on This Bus.

Harris
AKA, The Nearly Normal Clown :coolest: :dance:
Message: Posted by: Victor Brisbin (Sep 28, 2002 08:09PM)
I'm not a real clown, I just play one on television. ;)
Seriously though, I am a clown supporter - our business will be showing at the Northwest Festival of the Clowns of America International during the weekend of October 3. That also happens to be my birthday. Instead of having clowns come to my party, I'm going to theirs! Weird...
We are going to be showing our line of promotional items and advertising specialities for clowns and other entertainers. If you happen to be one of the Joeys coming to Boise, Idaho, stop by our booth in the dealers' room - "Primo Ink."
Message: Posted by: x-treem (Sep 29, 2002 03:34AM)
Speaking of past masters, I've been learning a bit lately about the "Bannana Man" ever heard of him?

Harris are you a E. Bergen fan? I always had a love for Mortimer Snerd, wish he have a longer segment on the radio program.

Take Care all,

R.Rex
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Sep 29, 2002 07:39AM)
The Banana Man was very popular on TV when I was a kid. I always remember him coming on stage in a clown car sort of (hard to remember that long ago) and constantly yelling out "BANANAS". With all the reruns on TV nowadays, it would be nice to see some clips of old shows and performers like this. Closest I've seen is partial clips of Ed Sullivan.

Dave
Message: Posted by: x-treem (Sep 29, 2002 09:03PM)
There are videos out there now with him on it. I've tracked a link if you want it.

I think they have the one with the Bannana man and Red Skeleton (first appearance of Bannana man I think on TV.) It was also with the "real" bannana man and not his replacement.
Message: Posted by: Neale Bacon (Oct 8, 2002 01:40PM)
Hi gang,

This is my first post here, as I just registered.

I too prefer to use magic as a part of my overall clown skills.:clownjuggling:

I am a tramp clown (or happy hobo) and work in family or Church venues.

Nice to be here! :wavey:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Oct 8, 2002 04:02PM)
Welcome to our own little Magic Cafe Clown Alley.

No dues just smiles and laughter. :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: sdgiu (Nov 13, 2002 01:49AM)
Guess you better put my name in the pot. I haven't done much clowning lately, but I am a professionally trained Clown. (not to be confused with a professional Clown, but I was "TRAINED" by professional clowns.) Since I have 4 children I have passed on to them the clowning techniques I have learned. My daughters (one at a time) and I are working on an act together, I am an Auguste named
Aballoonie and the daughter (which ever one
can do it at the time) is named Annabelle
together we call the act "Abe-N-Anna" for
short. (say it quick you'll get it.)

When I/we do go out now it's to the Hospital to do rounds as Dr I.B. Wacky and Dr. I. M. Uquack, or to Childrens Church as whatever we feel like.

I love clowning, and am trying to get back into it more, because my kids are becoming more interested in volunteer work, and I want to help.

Looks like we need our own section/pages here somewhere.

Thanks
Steve
zzz

After reading over my post, the last of it looked funny/strange. I meant it to say;
"Looks like We Clowns need our own section/pages here somewhere."
Anyway, Thanks for this thread.
Steve
zzz
Message: Posted by: Jewls (Nov 20, 2002 02:39PM)
Wow! How our clown list grows! I thought this was our own section? Although there are so many great areas in this Magic Café, I find I can lose track of time! :rainbow:
Message: Posted by: mr.t.ricks (Nov 21, 2002 07:17PM)
Welcome to all the new clowns pro are at heart.
keep smiling
regards

mr.t.ricks
:clownjuggling: :magicrabbit: :cheers:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Nov 26, 2002 02:35AM)
Yes our smiles are sincere even if they are painted on. :clownonball:

Welcome to all!
Message: Posted by: Mr. Bunkley (Jan 21, 2003 12:47AM)
Bill Irwin is one of the great contemporary clowns. He does "The Lean" and a bunch of other Physical Comedy stuff that is amazing. You may have seen him on the Cosby show where he "walked" downward in a dressing trunk. He also does great Hat manipulations, etc. . .I've got a video of his that I'm auctioning off on Ebay. Email me if you are interested. . .Or just do a search, I guess. But, I love the idea of Clowns for Adults (Red Skelton, etc. . .) NOT just kids.
Message: Posted by: whistle (Jan 23, 2003 01:33AM)
Hi All!
Please count me in here. I've been in magic for many years and am a first of May clown, I'm a member of IBM, SAM, COAI, and TCA (Texas Clown Assoc.). Picture will come soon. I do an act as a cowboy clown/magician and strolling magic as a cowboy character or an Auguste. Now that the Christmas shows are over, I'm mainly doing children's hospital shows and fundraisers for the local animal shelter along with some of my friends who are magicians, clowns, and pupeteers..

It's very nice to have found all y'all. (that's plural for y'all). And... uh... this is my first post. Thanks.
Whistle
Message: Posted by: magiker (Feb 1, 2003 06:16PM)
Count me in

For clowning it´s Hokus the magical clown

:clownjuggling: :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: japanjazzy (Feb 16, 2003 07:17PM)
Hello All,
Jazzy the clown here. I am currently working in Okinawa Japan. I work days for the Air Force but nights and weekends Jazzy is alive. I have had the chance to work in many countries since I deploy all over and Jazzy is always requested by my commander. It allows my unit and I to show other countries some of the good that the military can do. It is great to be able to put smiles on the faces in so many languages.
Jazzy
Message: Posted by: Jewls (Feb 16, 2003 07:51PM)
Hi Whistle, Hocus & Jazzy,
I am happy to see our clown list growing! Now that we know we are here, can we share some of our funny magical experiences? I remember the time I set my strat o sphere cover down a little to hard and the ball fell early, yikes! I picked it up at the bottom and palmed the ball as I lifted and got away with it. I don't know why I set it down so hard, had never done that before in 10 years? I will never do it again LOL :rotf:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Feb 22, 2003 03:00AM)
Hi Guys, It's great to have you here with us. :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: Ellen Kotzin (Mar 24, 2003 02:49PM)
Hi!
I was a clown in college. They taught a 4 credit course and we performed all over NH.
My name was Serendipity (DIP for short).
I had Pippi Longstocking braids that stuck way up.
I just clowned recently at a neighborhood party, but nothing like my clown troupe.
Might get into it again someday!

Ellen
harryandersonfan.com
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Mar 24, 2003 03:13PM)
Once a clown always a clown at heart. :)
Message: Posted by: Alex Tan (May 6, 2003 03:34PM)
Count me in! I'm Poof! The Magical Clown when performing at children's events. I do ventriloquism, comedy magic and balloons during the show.

I got started in clowning during my teenage years when I was helping a Ronald in Singapore. He was my mentor in clowning and magic for a while.

It's really great to know that there are so many clowns here.

Cheers,
Alex Tan
Singapore
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (May 7, 2003 02:09PM)
Welcome Aboard!!! :bigsmile: :nose:
Message: Posted by: knockknocktheclown (May 21, 2003 10:20PM)
All of these video clips are in windows media player

[url=http://easylink.playstream.com/knockknocktheclown/show.asx]Click Here I am in clown doing a gospel routine.[/url]
[url=http://easylink.playstream.com/knockknocktheclown/micahthegreatshow.asx]Click Here! Me and My son playing around[/url]
[url=http://easylink.playstream.com/knockknocktheclown/clownandlion.asx]Click Here! Me and son playing again[/url]

Just thought I would share with ya. Some of you may have already seen these on another website.
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (May 29, 2003 12:50PM)
Welcome to our merry little ring. :nose: :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: Nicholas J. Johnson (Jun 6, 2003 05:22AM)
"Poof! The Magical Clown"

hmmmm... in Australia the word Poof has a very different meaning.

I too have worn a red nose more times then I can poke a rubber chicken at.

At http://www.funnybones.com.au/clowns.htm
you can find a pic of me (as a clown) on top of Australia's HIGHEST mountain.

I think that most kid's magicians are plain clothes clowns at the end of the day.
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jun 6, 2003 11:32AM)
Welcome to our little Magic Café Clown Ring.
[img]http://riff.eubankrs.net/riff2.gif[/img] :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: Loopy Lu (Jul 21, 2003 04:23PM)
I am new to clowning but I have seriously got the bug! My clown name is Lulu the Clown rather than Loopy Lu, but I like it anyway!

I have been a magician for a few years now, mainly doing stage and children's shows, all of which I enjoyed but I think it is time for a change. I have been practicing lots of clown skills and I am really looking forward to getting a unicycle!

As I said, I have been a magician for quite a while so I am going to involve that with my clowning. I also do fire eating, whilst I don't think that it is appropriate to mix that with clowning, I am finding that my clown skills are helping with it. I have started juggling my torches now! I also want to combine this with unicycling but all in good time!
Message: Posted by: Eddini_81976 (Jul 24, 2003 03:00PM)
I took an eight-week clown course at my church in Florida at age 14. I haven't clowned in a while as I'm primarily a magician. On special occasions I dress up as "Tears" (hobo, tramp clown), the Clown. I do magic, and your basic balloon animal. I primarily work as a street performer and the times I do bring Tears out the kids seem to love him a lot. By the, way when I'm playing straight (no clown) I still do my balloon animals for those who request them, thanks.

Ed, (Eddini) A.K.A. "Tears The Clown" :clown: :) :bluebikes: :handcuffs:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jul 24, 2003 03:29PM)
Welcome to both of you. It's good to have you about! :clown:

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Message: Posted by: Paul Jester (Aug 9, 2003 07:58PM)
Well, I guess I've joined the ranks too now. Just been to a fancy dress party dressed as a clown, entertained the kids with few tricks and whatnot. One of the parents has asked me to do their child's birthday party, paid gig too! :bg: :clown: Got my first birthday party on Friday, a friend who's turning six.

What's the deal with the white face and the auguste clowns? What's the difference apart from the makeup? I did the whole white face because I didn't know there was another way but I think I'll stick to it, just because it looked good.

Paul
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Aug 10, 2003 03:04AM)
There are different types of clowns.

[url=http://riff.eubankrs.net/newclwntypes.html]Here[/url] is a pretty good reference on clown types.

Here is a link for [url=http://www.clown-ministry.com/History/history-detailed.html]History[/url] as well as a wealth of information on clowning. Welcome to our family.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 17, 2003 11:12AM)
[quote]
On 2002-06-22 16:06, professorpopcorn wrote:
Hey Rob

I'm a magical Clown from England. I'm a long term proud member of Clowns International.

I sometimes get the feeling that 'legit' magicians don't look too kindly at us lowly clowns but I've seen little evidence of that in this place.

The trouble with being a clown is that no one takes you seriously!!! :shrug:

[/quote]

Is it true cannibals won't eat clowns because they taste funny?

Seriously, I have nothing but respect for anyone who can pull off proper clowning! I've seen too many cases of people thinking; "I've got the make up, I've got the funny clothes, I'm a clown!" And they're not.

I had a restaurant job for a month or so before management decided a waitress (whom they were already paying) dressed as a clown would be fine. She wasn't. I actually suggested a book for her at the library but her attitude was; "I get paid the same minimum wage whether I just stand here, smile and hand out balloons or whether I actually make an effort to be good! Do the math!" She was actually a nice person... she just wasn't "clown" material! :clownjuggling:
Message: Posted by: Budihaha (Sep 3, 2003 03:39AM)
Hi,

I think you can count me as a clown. I haven't worn a clown costume for many many times, but I love to be a clown. Actually I'm a ventriloquist who uses magic, balloon twisting, origami, juggling and so on. :)

We don't have a lot of "make up" clowns here, in Indonesia. Most of them use clown masks. But I use make up and I think I'm an Auguste. I try to learn clown make up from USA books. And I hope you can help me too.

My clown name is Bubu (boo-boo). But I realized, when I went to USA, that Bubu means hurt for USA kids. Should I change my clown name? What do you think?

Regards,

Budi Ha Ha a.k.a. Bubu
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Sep 6, 2003 04:11AM)
Welcome to our ring. Clown names are quite personal as are the stories behind them. A name like "boo-boo" can have multiple meanings, peek-a-boo-boo for instance.

Make-up schemes vary by region and also range from the quite simple to very elaborate. My links above should give you a pretty good reference points to start with.

Click [url=http://themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=5767&forum=22&53&start=51&post_flagged=331641]Click here[/url] to highlight the referenced post.
Message: Posted by: Budihaha (Sep 11, 2003 12:21AM)
Thanks for your welcome and thought.
And thanks for the link also!

Regards,

Budi Ha Ha
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Sep 11, 2003 02:39PM)
You're most welcome. :)
Message: Posted by: Jewls (Sep 14, 2003 09:14PM)
Hello clowns,
The Circus Inferno Show from NYC performed at our Center for the Arts today. Preshow, my sons juggled, while I gave lessons. We set up a display table of juggling gear. We promoted our up coming Juggling Festival. We were then given very good seats and were told they were starting in the audience near us and sure enough my boys were covered with popcorn. The show is very good a LOT of slap stick I'll bet they are sore after the show! The show is all physical comedy and pyro timed very well with sound effects and music.
Message: Posted by: troppobob (Nov 12, 2003 07:21AM)
Giday to you all. Please count me in.

Troppo Bob comes in 2 styles.

Most of the time he is performing at venues where the primary audience is children and on most occassions is booked as Troppo Bob the magical Clown with painted face and colorfull overalls and baseball cap with propellor on top. This Troppo Bob is into entertaining with juggling, ventriloquism, clown oriented magical routines, performing animals and ballon sculptures.

At other times he presents in black clothing with a sports jacket and is introduced as Troppo Bob the Magician. This bloke looks more serious but that clown is still eager to make a contribution.

I will come back to this paddock and check out the other topics.

Troppo Bob

:clownjuggling: :clownonball: :propeller: :jump:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Nov 12, 2003 05:38PM)
Welcome to the CLUB. (There's a little bit of clown in everyone.)
Message: Posted by: rsummer27 (Dec 30, 2003 01:06AM)
I'm a clown!

I saw this post a while ago but wanted to wait until I got my picture up. I've performed juggling, stilt walking and balloon animals for years. I joined a balloon twisting company several months ago to suppliment my income. The manager said that several of the balloon artists had also started doing some table magic. I had done some prop magic for years but had never messed with slight of hand magic. I started out by dusting off my old sponge balls and getting a few videos. I've had the most amazing time since then learning new things.
Message: Posted by: JesterMan (Jan 6, 2004 07:55AM)
Spazzo The Clown was born back in 1980. It happened by 'accident', but the ride has always been fun. My agent needed a clown, so Brad the Magic Clown came about. When I got tired of working for folks who were ignorant, I designed my own costume, aksed a friend's mother to make it, then told the agent (family) where to get off, and Spazzo was born. He has performed on three continents, most notably gaining some small amount of local exposure in Northern Japan, while living there in the late 1990's.

He doesn't come out to play so much these days, as JesterMan has become my main character. He is just about as silly, but without the running children. I miss the pictures taken on the highway from people in the car next to 'me' (Spazzo), but I believe that I am using the same heart for both characters.

The shift has been primarily a logistical one, as I grow into a full-time entertainer. I can shift from 'less colorful' magician, to JesterMan, and then into Santa, Easter Bunny, or back to less colorful magi much faster than I can if Spazzo's show is in the middle, with the added time to get into, and out of character.

Still, there are some things that happen to 'you' as a clown that even being a modern jester doesn't give you... like being (almost) without color/race, being neither male nor female (in some viewer's minds, even though I have a mustache under the white), and the occasional hug from someone who's heart was touched by the clown. :jesterhat:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jan 8, 2004 01:03PM)
It's really good to have both of you with us. :clown:
Message: Posted by: japanjazzy (Jan 8, 2004 02:33PM)
Welcome all the new guys here. Rob you threw me for a loop with the change of your picture.
Michael
Jazzy the Clown
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jan 8, 2004 02:59PM)
A little change once in a while....buys bubble gum. :rotf:
Message: Posted by: magiker (Jan 14, 2004 05:44PM)
Count me in
For kids I have a magical clown as well as my normal show
:clownjuggling:
Message: Posted by: Popo (Jan 25, 2004 09:45PM)
Hello all! Just joined the site today. Buster the Clown from NW Indiana. I've been clowning for four years now. I use magic and juggling in my act. I am also a licensed mental health therapist. I don't know which one is sillier but I know which is more rewarding! :clownjuggling:
Message: Posted by: Magic Clown (Feb 3, 2004 08:40PM)
Hello all you fellow Joeys,

I'm new to the Café and I'm also a performing clown.

I do a stage show as well as close-up.
I also do basic balloons and I juggle balls, rings & clubs.

Anyone here from the Orlando, FL area?
Message: Posted by: The Wonder Company (Feb 6, 2004 12:42PM)
Me too. no Paint, just nose. Ala Avner Eisenberg, I've studied clowning & comedy my whole life with lots of different people. Currently performing magic, and and comedy all over the New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey area. anyone in my neck of the woods want to put together a night club act?
- Max Darwin :bunny2:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Feb 8, 2004 12:43PM)
Welcome to all of you. It's great to see such gathering of magical clowns.

:clown:
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Apr 21, 2004 10:36PM)
[quote]
On 2002-09-29 21:03, x-treem wrote:
There are videos out there now with him on it. I've tracked a link if you want it.

I think they have the one with the Bannana man and Red Skeleton (first appearance of Bannana man I think on TV.) It was also with the "real" bannana man and not his replacement.
[/quote]

What is that link you mentioned?
Message: Posted by: Amazing Binky (May 27, 2004 08:29PM)
I, too, am a clown!
Message: Posted by: PromiseTheClown (Jun 7, 2004 12:02PM)
Hi, I am not totally sure I can be considered a clown or a magician yet but I am really working at it. When my son played on his first soccer team he was 4yo. There was one time when a 4yo took off running in the wrong direction. The referee turned him around, patted him on the head, and the little boy ran in the direction of the ball. That is what I feel like some times. It may be in the wrong direction but I am running. Hopefully I have enough people around me to turn me in the right direction.

When I first joined I seen some people had their picture with their posts. I clicked a few buttons but did not see how to add it. So I assumed it was for members who had 50 or more posts. But I have seen new people with pictures. So I am going to click some different buttons and see what happens.

Promise the Clown http://clik.to/Promise
aka Anna Toner htpp://clik.to/AnnTestomony
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jun 20, 2004 02:23PM)
Hi...in the mix as a 'past' clown...not that I 'past', just the activity.
Started out, doing Dr. I...a magical sad clown for parties in the early 60's.

Bet I'm the only clown here that worked a Nude Ice Show! hahaha...that character was 'Frostbite' and did not appear nekkid! (only a couple of the girl skaters did)
Ricky Dunn was also in that show! (bet he wouldn't have admited it. :)

In later years, Frostbite did some juggling and some other bits with giant props...ie: A Giant Camera and Giagantic Razor that I built was a fun walk around.
Frostbite was not only Sad but rather perplexed and always Silent.
If my scanner worked, I'd have a picture up.

Anyway...just thought I'd put in my 2 cents.
Message: Posted by: Scruffy the Clown (Aug 14, 2004 11:47PM)
Just checking in. I'm a clown too! Well; not really, but I play one in real life!
Message: Posted by: Chuck Lyons (Aug 27, 2004 04:20PM)
Hey rob another clown that just joined the list. Chuckles the clown here from Chanahon, IL. A proud member COAI. I have been perorming and also lecturing for the past 34 years. Found the site while surfing and what a find . It is the best kept secret. I know jewls and how come you never told me? Well I look forward to sharing and learning.Thank you in advance.
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Aug 27, 2004 05:34PM)
Well, welcome to all of you. You'll find so much experience here, it's overwhelming. If I can be of any help, you have but to ask.
Message: Posted by: Jewls (Aug 28, 2004 08:37PM)
Hello Chuckles!
So happy you found us at the Café! It's been a while since I have last seen you my friend or I would have mentioned the Café for sure.
I hope to see you at COAI 2005 in Grand Rapids MI.
I look forward to your posts.
Jewls
Message: Posted by: The Mighty Fool (Sep 21, 2004 12:55AM)
Mommy!!! This thread is scaring me!!
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Sep 21, 2004 05:56PM)
You should seek the help of a professional.
Message: Posted by: airforcemagician (Sep 27, 2004 12:02PM)
My mom always told me I was a clown, but I never believed her.
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Sep 27, 2004 01:11PM)
You are!! You just don't know it yet.
Message: Posted by: Southwest Sam (Nov 7, 2004 09:19PM)
Howdy Rob and everyone else that has posted here.

I performed both as a Magician and as Hayseed The Hobo Clown for nearly 10 yrs. Now, I perform as a Singing Cowboy and Children's Cowboy Entertainer. I found myself performing more and more for younger audiences and the Clown inside just kept coming out. So, I've incorporated a Wacky, Comedy Cowboy portion to my act using Magic, Comedy and Silly Songs on the guitar.

Many Happy Trails,
-SWSam
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Message: Posted by: Whitewolfny (Nov 24, 2004 11:00PM)
Hi Folks, One of you said something to the effect are clowns lower class magicians? I don't believe there is such a thing as a "lower class" magician. There are just different styles of presentations. It's the audience's reaction that counts. To Promise The Clown I say "Hang in there." I'm struggling with what I want to do and you seem to be so far ahead of me. If you are entertaining people and they enjoy what you are doing then you are going in the right direction.
Message: Posted by: Ping Pong (Nov 25, 2004 05:20AM)
Hi all, I am from New Zealand, however live and clown in Shanghai china, mostly do educational work, magic, clowning, I use this to reach basic english skills to the chinses kids. Colour phases etc, Anyone else out there does English educational clowning, I would be interest to learn more.

Smiles for All
Message: Posted by: The Mighty Fool (Dec 22, 2004 06:02PM)
"Clowns are lower-class magicians?!?" Hey now!! Speaking for all us street-magicians out there....don't you clowns go trying to take away our title! WE are the 'lower-class' of magician! (Matteroffact, I don't think it gets any lower than us)
Message: Posted by: olivertwist (Dec 22, 2004 06:18PM)
I'm not a clown yet but I seem to have clown tendencies. I recently bought a great clown tux from performancejacketson ebay. Now I need a nose and face to complete the look. I've been writing some routines that should work well in clown.

Oliver
Message: Posted by: Whitewolfny (Jan 7, 2005 08:14PM)
To Mighty Fool,

I just meant that I have the highest respect for any one who has the talent and abilities to entertain people, no matter how they present themselves. It's hard serious work to be a clown and for that matter a street magician. I love watching talented people share their expertise with others.
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jan 9, 2005 05:21AM)
Very well said indeed!!
Message: Posted by: Regan (Jan 14, 2005 01:20PM)
I am a clown...even when I'm not in make-up. :)

Seriously, I do perform as Rego The Magic Clown.
Message: Posted by: Patchouli (Jan 21, 2005 09:22PM)
Hi,

Twenty years ago I used to be a musical clown as "Monsieur Loyal" and performed (the serious clown) for an entire season in the "Magicomic circus".
It was a choice, because I consider that to be an "Auguste" you must have great qualities that I did not recognized in me. It demand to be deeply clown "in your soul". I have a real respect for "Auguste" clowns;

and not only when they do poétic or sentimental shows !
I find them GREAT when they make me laught and apreciate at that moment their GREAT talent.

Please for my little contribution, consider me as one of yours.

Cordialement, Patrick.
Message: Posted by: japanjazzy (Jan 23, 2005 12:00PM)
Welcome all of the new clowns to the site. I have been gone a long time since the military sent me away to Iraq. I hope to be able to stay in touch with all of you and the Café now that I am back home.
Message: Posted by: Tom Stevens (Jan 26, 2005 05:56PM)
Hi everyone! I recognise several names from other forums.

I Tip Top Tom the clown. I'm also a member of World Clowns International but haven't been able to attend the conventions yet. (This year's is in Illinois, which is a bit far from Australia). I also have to drive my kids to school every day. I've learned mostly through studying the art of clowning at home as well as doing my own improvisation on the streets.

About 18 months ago I was talking about my job with a guest in our home and she said she'd heard about this clown who was doin silly stuff in St Kilda crossing the road and stopping right in the middle as soon as the pedestrian light turned red, and the cars drivers were honking at him, but he was pointing at the lights saying, "but it's red!"

I had to admit that it was me, putting myself through some vigorous training.

http://www.bring-a-smile.com/pix.htm has some more photos of me as a clown.

Correction: That was supposed to be World Clown Association.
Message: Posted by: Pizzazz (Feb 2, 2005 09:49AM)
Hello all I have 2 shows, stage and a clown show. I am Roscoe T. Clown. I love clowning and the smiles it brings to people young and old.
Message: Posted by: Afarang (Mar 19, 2005 04:58AM)
[quote]
On 2002-06-18 16:41, Rob Eubank wrote:
How many clowns do we have here? I'm a member of COAI in good standing and have to wonder just how many joeys are in the magical side of the house.
:clown:

So I ask, "Who here wears the nose?"
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HI there.
GINGERNUTT the Clown here, from London, UK.....a clown who does magic, and has won awards in the USA and UK, and performed in Singapore/Thailand/Vienam, Europe, etc. Will be lecturing on Clown, Puppets and Magic at The Millennium Jam in Belgium in June - and will be at The World Clown Association Convention in Peoria , Illinois, in April.
Am a member of Clowns International. World Clown Association, International Brotherhood of Magicians, and The Magic Circle (London).
Message: Posted by: woodenmarvels (May 3, 2005 05:27PM)
Count me in, too! Hi, I am Ali Cainazzle (AKA MagicAl)from Virginia Beach, VA. I have been doing clown magic for over 20 years now. I took a 4 year break from it but now I'm back so all you other clowns... look out! (I might honk your nose or get you with my squirting flower)! Seriously, It's good to be back. ~MagicAl
Message: Posted by: sluggo (Jun 2, 2005 12:51AM)
I'm guilty! I started off with the Syrian Shrine Clown Unit in Cincy and enjoyed it so much I went to the Mosseburgers Clown Camp in Minnesota. I've been to several conventions since. The Great Clown Adventure,Las Vegas; Great Lakes Shrine,Oh; Clown Town,Oh; Circus Magic,Va.; Kentucky Clown Derby,Ky; My first COAI this Year in Grand Rapids Mi and I am hoping to go to the S.M.I.L.E (safety Clowning) in Arizona In November.
I love doing magic and ventriloquism along with balloons and facepainting. I'm driving my bride crazy with it as I always seem to have to buy something new(ha).
Glad to see so many of you here.
Sluggo
Message: Posted by: ocaptd (Jun 12, 2005 12:50AM)
Greetings,

Please add me to the list of clowns. Though I am in semi retirement from the clowning I still perform ventriloqism and magic fairly regularly.

For over 25 years I clowned with my wife and then added my kids when they became good enough to perform. We toured as The Kids-Celebration Circus for 12 years internationally about 42 weeks a year doing 5 evening shows a week (ministry) and 3-4 educational school shows a week as well...add a few fairs, festivals and special events and teaching and performing at a few clown conventions a year and we were pretty busy.

In 1996 we left the road (we are Salvation Army Officers) and started being pastors instead. I still do ventriloquism and magic whenever I can.

So pleased to find this amazing site!

Blessings

David Ebel
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Jun 30, 2005 07:46PM)
[quote]
On 2005-02-02 09:49, Pizzazz wrote:
Hello all I have 2 shows, stage and a clown show. I am Roscoe T. Clown. I love clowning and the smiles it brings to people young and old.
[/quote]

Roscoe, you ol' Dawg you! Been trying to find you, Son! Saw ya on "Gimme the Mike" on Fox-50.,,and couldn't find your email address or phone number to congratulate you!! You done good! Who knew you could sing AND make folks laugh! Email me, pard!

Ya'll know. One of the privileges of getting older is watching young fellas like this take what little bit you show them and move on to become a major success all on their own. There are few clowns out there better than this young feller.

:o) Skip

Oh yeah...I'm one o' them clown fella's, too. Although, as I get older the strain of high energy clownin' (which is the only kind I know) takes a larger and more painful toll. After 40 years in motley, I'm finding that I prefer my street and bar character these days...but, hey...laughter is laughter. It's all golden!

:o) Skip
Message: Posted by: Hobie the Magical Hobo Clown (Jul 12, 2005 10:52AM)
Hi:
Just started out as a clown doing walk arounds. I did two festivals in two weeks doing magic and balloons. I loved it and the kids did too. Can't wait for the next one to come up which could be at the end of the month.
I have done magic for years as a kids magician and I still do it also.
Message: Posted by: Dusty the magic clown (Sep 8, 2005 08:21AM)
Hello all,

I am "Dusty the Magic Shrine Clown" I clown for the Shriner's Hospitals for children. I belong to the Rhode Island Shriners and the Rhode Island Shrine Clowns as well as the Northeast Shrine Clown Association. In case you are not familiar with the Shriners, we operate 22 cost free orthopedic and burn hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. We have 191 Shrines located throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Panama to support it. FOr more info go to http://www.shrinershq.org/ or http://www.ne-sa.org/
Is anyone else here a Shrine clown?
Message: Posted by: Paddy (Sep 8, 2005 02:02PM)
I am a Shriner and a Professional full time clown/magician, however I will not be a Shrine Clown. Here the shrine clowns smoke and drink beer while in face and that is a NO-NO by WCA and other professional clown organizations. When they change the rules to prohibit that, then I'll join the unit.

Peter
Message: Posted by: Dusty the magic clown (Sep 12, 2005 07:53AM)
Unfortunately being a pro-clown they may not be accepting towards you as well, I believe, that it is also against ISCA and Imperial rules to drink and or smoke in costume. I would talk to your divan about this issue because it is serious.


Posted: Sep 14, 2005 8:52am
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I am sorry about the spelling errors I should know better, did you talk to the Divan yet about the clowns in your Shrine?
Message: Posted by: UniversalPull (Oct 15, 2005 11:12PM)
Hello, Fellow Joeys!

Please add me to the list of clown magicians, balloon twisters, face painters and caricaturists! My clown name is "Looie" and I'm an Auguste.

Bump a nose!

Dave
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Oct 20, 2005 10:29AM)
Hello everyone. I am not a clown nor do I play one anywhere (some might roll their eyes and say "wanna bet?!"). Just wanted to mention that a single page of this forum has to be the most colorful at the Café! Never seen so much color in avatars to the left. It's like a parade in here! :) Gotta love it. (Circus music in background and reaching for another twist of cotton candy)

Interestingly enough, the first creature I ever saw perform magic was a clown. My later heros (a travelling magician who's name I forgot, Doug Henning, and Shimada) inspired me to pursue my love for stage manipulation, which unlike anything else in my life has been all consuming obsession.

As a child, it was a clown who first made me say "How'd he do that?!". If you must know, he put two sponge balls in my hand, had me repeat the magic words, and from my hand poured what seemed like dozens of sponge balls. The quirkiness and ongoing surprises had us entertained for a solid hour and we loved it.

Thanks and on with the show!
Message: Posted by: Dusty the magic clown (Feb 14, 2006 08:41AM)
Is anyone else here a Shrine clown?
Message: Posted by: esther_scheffer (Mar 4, 2006 03:03PM)
Hi, I perform as Clown Kiko. Doing juggling and magic, acting and balloon modeling.
I do use a little make-up but not much (little red circle on the nose, a sun and little above the eyes). I do not really look like a "classic kind of clown".

As a clown I only perform for children. Just out of interest I was wondering how many of you perform as a clown for adults?
Message: Posted by: Dusty the magic clown (May 15, 2006 08:38AM)
A few points,

First, I am no longer a Shrine clown. I still volunteer as a clown. (All money goes to a charity.) My question related to this is, where can I get insurance at a reasonable price? It is not economically feasible for me to join COAI or similar groups as well as pay for insurance right now.

Second, welcome to all fellow clowns. It is good for us to unite and share our knowledge and personal experiences to better the art of clowning.

Finally, I feel that magic is a great art and that there are not enough people willing to train others in it properly. This is why some of us are better than others. I myself struggle because I cannot learn magic from books and I prefer to have someone watch my rountine and make appropriate suggestions to improve.
Along those lines, if this or past generations do not teach it to future younger generations such as myself, the art will be lost and forgotten and that will be a truly sad day. I have asked many magicians to teach me and they claim that they do not teach. As for magic schools or academies, they are to far and expensive for someone who volunteers a great deal of his tyime for the benefit of others.
I have a question to all of you, Why do we want magic to be so exclusive that we cant pass it on unless you are willing to spend a lot of money on learning materials which I cannot learn from and I cannot afford to go to the magic academy and learn. But I love magic, but because I haven't gone to a school, some consider me inferior. Why?

I do what I do with my Father to make sick children and all children young and old smile again and forget their worries and pains even if it is for a few seconds or minutes.

Also, I feel that all performers are vital in the art of magic including but not limited to: stage performers, parlor performers, Close up magicians, street magicians, buskers, clowns and other magicians clowns or performers that combine magic in their act because they do what they do to entertain others. Not just for money or or persoanl glory because many magicians do not have a tv show and beautiful asistants to distract our audince so lets all band together and promote magic to responsible young magicians to make them more advanced in the art of magic so that they may pass it along to future genrations and keep other people entertained. It is easy to criticize magicians, or anyone for that matter, but it is far more complicated to create a viable solution.

Yours in magic,

DUSTY
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 14, 2006 09:03AM)
Hi guys.

I’ve been on the forum for a few weeks but not checked out this alley before (did you see what I did there? Alley as in clown alley – sorry I'm English and just find it funny that the Americans have clown alleys - being clubs that meet in buildings not alley ways – you know jokes really are NOT funny if you have to explain them …………… but you may have been amused had you seen me sweating and my panicked facial expressions as I tied to explain my “top notch joke” to you all.)

OK let’s get balk on track. I have not made time to read all the posts in this thread yet (I've been up since 11 and on the web for most of that – so not getting a lot of work done).

My name is Dave Matkin. Although I sometimes go by the alter ego of “SPARKY”. I have been into clowning for about 10 years. I love playing the fool. But have not done much for a few years now. I have club foot and this has relapsed (again!) and meant I needed MORE surgery. I am still ‘recovering’ from my last op 1 ½ years ago. But I hope to be doing some more clowning in the coming year. I can’t wear my braces with my clown shoes so I tend to stick to magic and escapology at the moment.

I first performed as a clown when I was at school – red nose day – my costume was dire I made the wig myself and everyone laughed at me. SO that was quite successful for a first outing. I got more involved in clowning after I did a summer camp in America in 1997. I met, my now close friend, “Luck” (aka Keith crabs) who had been a professional clown ad magician for a few years. I learnt a lot from him and started to take make up a lot more seriously. Then in something like 2000 I met KOOKIE the clown (lives in Devizes ?SPELLING? near Swindon in the UK – some of you may know him he is FANTASTIC and can get 30 minutes+ of routing out of a bag of stuffed toys! – Catch phrase ‘Roodey Poodey’ (phonetically spelt). He taught me more about make up and helped me decide on a wig and stuff. I went yellow as it fitted my clown BUT yellow sucks in the summer – thunder bugs! HE was great! I learnt a lot from him and was really proud to meet him and learn from him.

I now have a well developed clown face and a certain character that works really well for ‘SPARKY’ – he’s kind of cheeky, thinks he’s funny and always messing about with people in ANY way he can!. He sometimes does magic – but as he is cheeky likes the sucker endings – he likes getting one over on people (but in a fun way – people know he cheats!)

My name originates from the summer camp I was on. During colour war (I guess that should be color war as it was America?) I rigged up lighting fro the shows they were putting on. Using the remains of 1950s wiring from a derelict play house that was on the camp. SO they called me SPARKY (as in an electrician) after that. The name stuck and I use it for my clown character. Unfortunately South Park came along! Oh well!

Well that’s me. Well SPARKY me anyway. Like I said I am also into magic and escapology – juggling, fore breathing, blockhead and all things circus (except ring mastering  ) .

Well guys it’s nice to meet you I will come back soon and visit. Feel free to email me if you want a chat – not that you will learn anything from me!

Also I am doing a charity skydive and escape and fire juggling (show type thing) on the 9th September I need sponsorship to do the jump so if you have a few £ $ or even € or ¥ to spear please let me know and I’ll tell you how you can sponsor me over the internet!
Message: Posted by: zappyjingles (Jul 3, 2007 10:29PM)
G,day ZappyJingles

Making some noise here Down Under. I am a total newbie to clowning but am willing to learn. Have a couple of books, sites to inspire me. Learning magic and gags before I take on the rest of the town here. Don't have makeup or a costume yet. Yes a real newbie.

Hugs N Giggles
Tracy
Message: Posted by: Timm (Jul 21, 2007 03:08PM)
Hi all. I am a professionally trained clown having gone to the NY Goofs clown school and I was also trained by the Big Apple Circus Clown Care. I was a clown doctor at Miami Children's Hospital for almost six years. Clowning has helped me tremendously in my performing.
Message: Posted by: btedeski (Jul 22, 2007 08:28AM)
Let me introduce Myself, I am a man of ??? Wait that is somebody else…..


I perform my magic show exclusively as a Clown.

I am not a full time performer, I have a “Real Job” as some would say, designing computer networks. I am a member of COAI, SAM and IBM.

I did my first magic show at age 9, began clowning at age 10. had a good business going doing parties up until marriage & babies, gave it all up, but have been back in makeup for about for about 10 years now.

My wife says that I wear more makeup the she does and it is true.
Message: Posted by: ALASKA MAGIC (Oct 12, 2007 07:31PM)
Hi folks,

I have been a full-time professional clown for 9 years. I went to "balloon-aversity" and clown college along with years of balloon conventions and mooseburger clown camp.

For the last year I've also added to the list of offerings a magician show.

There is quite a bit of difference in the presentations of clown show vs. magician show. I wouldn't want to perform my magic show for an audience under 10 years old. My clown show is perfect for the age group 4,5,6 and 7.

Even after being a clown for 9 years, I still get butterflies before every magic show. I'm beginning to enjoy magic shows even more now, primarily due to not having to get into so much make-up ahead of time.
Message: Posted by: Kleanthis_Greece (Dec 25, 2007 06:58AM)
Hello from Greece!


I' m a European Auguste Clown and I live in Patras, Greece.

I perform for kids for about a year and I do a little bit of everything ( Ball - Ring Juggling, Magic, Balloon Animals etc. )


Most of my magic tricks are easy and require the basic skill ( eg: vanishing - appearing silks, coloring books, change bags etc. ) and I think they are ok for a common kids show.

These days, I started looking for tricks that are more complicated and exciting for kids ( and for adults too ).I found many of them but I can't decide which one is for me.

I am in a total confusion! <:O)

I wish I find my magical way!

Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Marcomagia (Jan 17, 2008 05:50AM)
Hello!

I have been full time professional clown and magician about 20 years.

I make balloons, cycling and magic.
Message: Posted by: sier5 (Mar 5, 2008 07:44AM)
Hello! Yet another clown for the count! I am really happy just because I'm getting my fist set of clown shoes!
Message: Posted by: mrs-misdirection (Jul 1, 2008 12:07PM)
Hi Everyone
I was facinated by the posts here I idn't realize that there were so many Professional and professionally trained clowns out there I do some magic as a clown but I just went out and did it mostly for kids and they seem to like it but I would love to see some DVD's on what to really be doing any suggestions espcially on easy to do routines?
Thanks Kathy
Message: Posted by: mrs-misdirection (Jul 1, 2008 12:13PM)
I am sorry I forgot to ask what is Coai? I know that it is a clown organization but are they all over I am in Salt Lake City Utah but had never heard of it
Thanks
Kathy
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jul 3, 2008 04:36PM)
[quote]
On 2008-07-01 12:13, mrs-misdirection wrote:
I am sorry I forgot to ask what is Coai? I know that it is a clown organization but are they all over I am in Salt Lake City Utah but had never heard of it
Thanks
Kathy
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[img]http://www.riffclown.com/images/coaiani.gif[/img]
Welcome to the Magic Café!!!
COAI is Clowns of America International. Their webiste is http://www.coai.org They are all over the world and probably have a ring in your area. I joined while in Italy and have yet to travel where I didn't meet a fellow COAI Joey..
Message: Posted by: mrs-misdirection (Jul 14, 2008 07:21PM)
Thanks Rob I really appreciate it I will check into it ASAP
Kathy
Message: Posted by: Bernie Balloons (Jan 6, 2009 06:13PM)
Count me in
Message: Posted by: Flashy (Mar 3, 2010 11:23PM)
Guess I should mention that I'm a clown magician too...
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 28, 2010 06:31AM)
I started magic 35 years ago. I have been clowning without a outfit for years. This year I became a clown too.
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Dec 29, 2010 05:15PM)
Welcome
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 30, 2010 10:29AM)
Thanks for the welcome. It feels good to be here. Here is my website: http://www.detroitclown.com
Message: Posted by: Magic Of Ray Lucas (Apr 4, 2011 01:12PM)
I'm CHIPPO the Clown. And my wife is HEARTs the Clown. We also do Holiday characters and a pirate as well.
Message: Posted by: Zoto (May 2, 2011 08:46PM)
Hey All!

I am Zoto! One the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Clowns! I juggle, and do a lot of upclose magic.


On the level and in due bounds..
Message: Posted by: curtgunz (Jul 19, 2011 01:48AM)
I'm thinking of taking up clowning.

But, where do I start?

:clownjuggling:
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 12, 2011 03:40AM)
[quote]
On 2011-07-19 01:48, curtgunz wrote:
I'm thinking of taking up clowning.

But, where do I start?

:clownjuggling:
[/quote]
There is a clown in your named ProfessorQB. He is a great clown. Give him a call for support.
Message: Posted by: curtgunz (Aug 25, 2011 10:21PM)
[quote]
On 2011-08-12 03:40, Dynamike wrote:

There is a clown in here named ProfessorQB. He is a great clown. Give him a call for support.
[/quote]

Dynamike,

I don't know if I'd trust that Professor QB guy. You gotta watch him. Why, I know what I would do. If I were anywhere in the Tyler or East Texas area I would hire him for a birthday party or if I had a church event anywhere else in the world I'd call him and book him for a gig just to make sure. :0)
Message: Posted by: magicswan (Dec 24, 2011 04:22PM)
Clown magican here. .it have a new wizard fairy tale show and jungle show in the works.
Message: Posted by: dew (Jan 27, 2012 08:21AM)
I'm in. Its nice to see so many.
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Jan 9, 2013 03:07PM)
Who's a clown? :nose:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jan 26, 2013 10:04PM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-09 15:07, spartacus wrote:
Who's a clown? :nose:
[/quote]

Everyone.. Only some of us admit it. :nose:
Message: Posted by: schone445 (Aug 17, 2013 11:52AM)
Got a Joey right here. Just got started with the Shriner's clowns. I have been performing illusions for about 25 years. Decided to make the jump to clowning. I love it so far. I may look at incorporating illusions soon.