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Danny Kaye and Satchmo and the...

I’ve been watching Danny Kaye on Youtube for the last couple of hours, and thought this would be a great thing to post on here (where the postings have come few and far between, I’m afraid.) He is such a wonderful performer.  There’s something so...

Chicago International Puppet F...

You’ve already missed some of it (and so have I), and some of it is sold out already, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of the first Chicago Biennial International Puppet Festival goodness to go around. Directed and founded by Blair Thomas, a...

Walter Dare and Emmet Oldfield

Comedy acrobats doing an amazing act.   Merry...

Burning BlueBeard at Theatre W...

Since I’ve moved to Chicago, I’ve gone to a few networking events, or met people involved .  Eventually it comes out that I’m a clown.  And then people start saying, “Do you know…”  Playing clown geography. I had numerous people...

New Circus school in Phoenix!

My friend Jens Larson, former circus acrobat and handbalancer, has decided to retire from his retirement/day job as a geometry teacher and start a circus school in Phoenix! http://phxyouthcircus.org/ He’s just started out and he’s got two classes already...

George Carl video from 1969

Here’s a video that I hadn’t seen before of a younger George Carl doing all of his stuff , but with a little more energy and a little more acrobatics.  He’s such an amazing and precise performer, and he works so fast.  A true joy to...

Two Out of the Three Wise Men

A friend of mine on facebook suggested that she would love to have a light up version of the Marx Brothers as the Three Wise Men, and she’d be happy to put it up on her lawn. I detect a market opportunity! I went looking for images, and couldn’t find that...
recent from 16 Two Out of the Three Wise Men
Two Out of the Three Wise Men A friend of mine on facebook suggested that she would love to have a light up version of the Marx Brothers as the Three Wise Men, and she’d be happy to put it up on her lawn. I detect a market opportunity! I went looking for images, and couldn’t find that as an image (which is strange, it seems...
recent from 14 Chicago International Puppet Festival Jan 14-25
Chicago International Puppet Festival Jan 14-25 You’ve already missed some of it (and so have I), and some of it is sold out already, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of the first Chicago Biennial International Puppet Festival goodness to go around. Directed and founded by Blair Thomas, a local puppet juggernaut, the purpose of the...
recent from 8 A Radio History of British clowning
A Radio History of British clowning Fascinating radio program on the history of British clowning from the BBC. Better listen to it in a hurry though, because it’s only available for 2 more days (not sure if it will be available for purchase afterwards.) Host Tony Lidington (who created a one man show based on British music hall master...
recent from 7 New Circus school in Phoenix!
New Circus school in Phoenix! My friend Jens Larson, former circus acrobat and handbalancer, has decided to retire from his retirement/day job as a geometry teacher and start a circus school in Phoenix! http://phxyouthcircus.org/ He’s just started out and he’s got two classes already in registration at the Children’s...