Archive for July 31, 2013

Clown Academy at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

The next generation of clowns in training…

Pie Day

Roncalli’s Royal Clown Company: ON THE ROAD

Julie Varholdt puts on her clown makeup

This is a demo on how to properly apply clown makeup with grease paint. Julie is a professional clown of over 21 years. She hope this helps you in some way. If you need any help with your makeup application please contact Julie through

Clown meets family at airport

Don’t know what year this was, but airport security seemed a little less than today.

Sir Toony Celebrates the 4th of July 2013

Sir Toony Van Dukes and his friends from Just Clowning Around of Northern Virginia participate in the City of Fairfax Independence Day Parade.

With Mike Becvar as Sir Toony Van Dukes and his friends from Just Clowning Around of Northern Virginia

This is a production of The Clown Network

Clown Makeup Demo

Clown makeup demo with subtitles in Spanish and English… no audio. Professional clown puts clown makeup on a young boy.

Young at Art Episode One

Twenty year old Ervinn Siew is a clown and a magician for our entertainment, in this first episode, Ervinn talks about him playing two different characters and juggling between different projects.

Ringling Clown College Auditions

It is that time of year again, Ringling is planning their Clown College Auditions and announced the first date. For full details, see their website.

Dallas Texas
Friday, August 9th
10am – 1pm
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

The other dates haven’t been announced, but they have placholders for auditions in San Francisco, CA and St. Louis, MO.

If you plan to attend, you must register. They have a form you can use on their website.

Here is a little more information

What do you look for in applicants to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College?

An overactive funny bone and a heart the size of Texas! Also: improvisational ability, a sense of timing, and a sincere desire to be a clown with The Greatest Show On Earth® are necessary characteristics of a potential applicant. Previous professional clowning experience is not required.

What happens when candidates are selected at an audition to continue being evaluated?

They will have an opportunity to see a performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and a more detailed application will be filled out. From there, potentially, another meeting and an intensive training session will be held. The entire process will be reviewed to determine if there’s a mutual fit, and if so, a one year contract could be offered.

Auditionees must be 18 or older and come prepared to show a 3-5 minute routine. This routine should display exaggerated facial expressions and body language, showcase any unique physical skills (juggling, unicycle riding, gymnastics, etc.) and demonstrate an understanding of their comedy, a sense of personality and a true desire to become a member of the world famous, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Clown Alley.

Auditionees should not wear any clown makeup and should not wear any costumes. Loose, comfortable clothing should be worn. It is preferred, but not required, that you bring a headshot and a resume to your audition.