Get Serious About Your Funny -2/10-3/16/2014 (San Francisco)

The applications for Clown Conservatory’s 5 Week Intensive, Clown: The Physical Comedian, are now online. You’ll find the program and scholarship / financial aid applications, and updated info on all Clown Conservatory’s pages of the Circus Center website. This 5 week workshop in Clown & Physical Comedy features a mixture of training in  Slapstick, Solo & Partner Acrobatics, Improv, Circus Skills and Creating an […]

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Joel Jeske

Joel Jeske is a professional physical comedian, director, teacher, and creator of his own theater shows. He has appeared in major feature films including Two for the Money with Al Pacino and Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock. On television, Joel was featured in Sex in the City, The Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, and […]

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Ten West: Comedy Duo

TEN WEST is the comedy duo of Stephen Simon and Jon Monastero under the direction of Bryan Coffee. They blend physical virtuosity and inventive comedy with poignant writing, broad audience appeal to create their own theatrical style with strong influences of vaudeville, commedia, and clown. Ten West originated in the sketch comedy world in 2003, and has been touring throughout […]

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The Advance Man is one of 4 Finalists for Arts Writing Prize.

I reviewed Jamie MacVicar’s book The Advance Man,last May (read my review here), and now I’m happy to say that Jamie’s book has become a finalist for the prestigious Marfield Prize. This $10,000 prize—(also known as The National Award for Arts Writing) is one of the largest given to a single author.  It is awarded annually to a work of […]

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Sad News: Hokum Jeebs, R.I.P.

This article is from the Seattle Times.  Hokum Jeebs was a very well known and well respected street performer and variety entertainer.  This is sad and stunning news. Suspect, 19, arrested in fatal stabbing in West Seattle Professor Hokum W. Jeebs was fatally stabbed in his West Seattle home early Wednesday. Jeebs was a gifted piano-player and vaudeville performer. A […]

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25% discount on Musashi- physical comedy from Japan.

An Important Message From – Serving Theatre Since 1884 – Save 25% on Musashi tickets* ($55 & $75 tickets only)Musashi is the story of two legendary swordsmen on a mission for retribution. This riotously funny and intensely dramatic play by Hisashi Inoue depicts the spirit of the samurai and the futility of revenge through Yukio Ninagawa’s lavish directorial rendering. Starring […]

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The Advance Man

A behemoth of a book just came out, which is a 660 page tell all by Jamie McVicar about his days as an Advance man for Ringling. For those not in the know, the Advance man is the promoter of the show who travels in advance of the circus, making sure that all of the publicity is done, that the […]

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A full on, stuck in the box, walking in place, Marcel Marceau, "Pantomime-Blanche," mime class

A full on, stuck in the box, walking in place, Marcel Marceau, “Pantomime-Blanche,” mime class. Taught by Clown Conservatory grad Jeff Seal. For more about Jeff, visit our previous post about him. http://www.houseofyes.org/events/ Night School: Beginning Pantomime with Jeff Seal! August 25th $5-15 sliding scale donation. 9pm-11pm @ House of Yes This class will give you the basics of “pantomime […]

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