Happy Hour Clown Trio

Happy Hour is a clown trio based in New York. It consists of three clowns who are graduates of Ringling Clown College and who have come together to create physical comedy shows. Each of the clowns also perform and teach individually.

To find out more, and see videos of Happy Hour in action, visit their website: http://www.happyhourclowns.com

The guys of Happy Hour are:

Ambrose Martos has performed standup, clown, improv, sketch and dance around New York City and the world. He was a finalist in the BBC Open Mic competition at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and once had his roller skating disco act described as “brave comedy” by ABC’s Diane Sawyer. Ambrose is a regular performer at New York City’s best vaudeville reviews and has performed on the largest cruise ship in the world for Royal Caribbean. Ambrose plays the lead role in the short film Lutoski Fish Sticks, which won 3rd Place at the 2005 NYU First Run Film Festival. He is a 1997 graduate of Clown College, a member of The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit. Recent credits include Cirque du Soleil, off-Broadway’s Slava’s Snowshow and as a Merry Prankster in Julie Taymor’s new film Across the Universe (out in 2007).

Mark Gindick has been working as a physical comedian onstage and in the circus since his graduation from Clown College. He shared the role of “Grandma” in The Big Apple Circus for two years and has performed with The NY Goofs at Carnegie Hall and The International Children’s Festival and with The Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus. Mark has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan Obrien. Mark wrote and starred in How To Be A Man at the Palace of Variety on 42nd Street in 2004. Mark is a former nationally ranked tae kwan do artist and teaches circus skills at SUNY Purchase College.

Matthew Morgan has performed at Lincoln Center, Dance Theater Workshop, American Globe Theater, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, PS 122, chashama, Symphony Space, and the Princeton Repertory Company. He attended the University of Utah for acting and is a graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Upon graduating from Clown College he toured with “The Greatest Show on Earth” for two years. He has also performed with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus where his duo act, the Slapinski Brothers, was hailed as “riotous” by the Village Voice and “hilarious” by Time Out NY. Keep your eyes open for Matthew as The Silver Guy in the upcoming feature film Just my Luck, starring Lindsay Lohan.

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