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RiffClown
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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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Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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<BR>Magic is not the method, but the presentation.
professorpopcorn
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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!!! Smile

Anyway, you're not on your own here and maybe we'll find out about a few more Joeys amongst us. Smile
When you're smilin'
When you're smilin'
The Whole World Smiles With You !!!
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RiffClown
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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.

Smile
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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<BR>Magic is not the method, but the presentation.
kaznzak
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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 Smile
professorpopcorn
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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.
When you're smilin'
When you're smilin'
The Whole World Smiles With You !!!
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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 Smile Smile Smile
regards to all

MR.T.RICKS
RiffClown
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ROLL CALL? This is a mighty short list. Where is everybody? Smile
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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<BR>Magic is not the method, but the presentation.
Wobblebottom
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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)
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Pokie-Poke
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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.
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The Adventure cont...
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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 Smile
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Jewls
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Count me in! Smile
x-treem
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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
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Hi, Nice to see a few more joining us.

Wobblebottom, how are you getting on with your makeup?

Regards,

Mr.T.Ricks

Smile Smile Smile Smile
regards to all

MR.T.RICKS
Al Kazam the Magic Man
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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.
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RiffClown
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Hi JoJo, it's great to have another magical joey in our midst. Looking forward to your pic.

Smile This is a cool thread with all of the Auguste faces smiling out. Smile Smile Smile
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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<BR>Magic is not the method, but the presentation.
Al Kazam the Magic Man
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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
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RiffClown
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I use the European Auguste (no basecoat) face. I've been considering a whiteface again but I'd have to change wardrobe as well.. Smile
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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<BR>Magic is not the method, but the presentation.
zoom
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Smile 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.
x-treem
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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
harris
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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 Smile
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x-treem
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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.
RiffClown
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Quote:
On 2002-09-26 14:19, harris wrote:
Anyone out there go for any other emotion than laughter and comedy?


I didn't know there "were" other emotions.
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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<BR>Magic is not the method, but the presentation.
harris
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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 Smile Smile
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Victor Brisbin
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I'm not a real clown, I just play one on television. Smile
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."
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x-treem
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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
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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
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x-treem
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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.
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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.Smile

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

Nice to be here! Smile
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RiffClown
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Welcome to our own little Magic Cafe Clown Alley.

No dues just smiles and laughter. Smile
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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<BR>Magic is not the method, but the presentation.
sdgiu
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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
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