Archive for June 26, 2014

Pelukyta Needs to Go Wee

Here is one of the skits that Just Clowning Around of Northern Virginia (JCA) recorded at their June 2014 alley meeting. They call it, Pelukyta Needs to Go Wee.

Clown Car

Members of my local clown alley, Just Clowning Around of Northern Virginia (JCA) got together to create several clown videos and skits. This is a fun little video of the clowns going for a ride in their clown car. There will be more videos from their meeting coming soon…

Dog Days of Summer Jokes

I know that officially, summer doesn’t start for a few days, but we are expecting a heat wave, so I figured it would be a good time for a few jokes related to the dog days of summer…

Q: What happens when it rains cats and dogs?
A: You have to be careful not to step on a poodle.

Q: What’s worse than raining cats and dogs?
A: Hailing taxis!

Q: What animal keeps the best time?
A: A watch dog!

Q: What type of markets do dogs avoid?
A: Flea markets!

Q: What did the dog say when he sat on sandpaper?
A: Ruff!

Q: What happened to the dog that gave birth to puppies at the side of the road?
A: She got a ticket for littering!

Clown Dreams

Holly Kapler will get her diploma from Liberty High on Thursday, after earning a 4.0 grade-point average, and now has her sights firmly set on getting a job as a clown.

Clown Docs at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The Clown Docs at St. Louis Children’s Hospital are professionally trained clowns who use humor to distract patients from their hospital experience and to relieve stress among patients, family members and staff. The troupe is funded entirely through generous donations to the hospital.

Circus Clown Andrew Hicks

A short video showcasing Andrew’s favorite moments with Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey thus far. These clips are all from his first 4 years. 3 years on Blue and one year on Gold.

The Singing Clown!

The Singing Clown! by SevenSuperGirls

Out of nowhere a singing clown trying to deliver a telegram just shows up in Kaelyn’s backyard while she is trying to relax and enjoy the day.

The Good Friend – The Story of Jim Howle and Teddy Goodman


Friendship. A film about lifelong friendship. Its importance to the human condition can not be underestimated.

The Good Friend – The Story of Jim Howle and Teddy Goodman from on Vimeo.

Meet Jim Howle, The Greatest Clown Artist on Earth. A Ringling Brothers Clown that also has had great success painting, teaching comedy, and is a mentor for so many clowns and artists. His friendship’s are legendary.

Meet Teddy Goodman. A Clown student that attended the very first Ringling Brothers Clown College in 1968. That’s where he met Jim Howle, who was also a student that first year. It was the height of the Vietnam War and during Clown College, Ted was drafted and had to report for duty. Ted was devastated, but did what was right for his country. Upon getting his physical, Uncle Sam declared him 4F and rejected him because of his poor eye sight, weight and flat feet.

Ted never was able to get back to Clown College, let alone tour with the circus. His life became a series of misadventures, journeying from job to job, accident to accident.

Forty years later, Jim and Ted re-connected and the friendship from all those years ago picked up right where it left off.

This is where “The Good Friend” begins. A story of caring even when there are the obstacles of distance, time and age. True friendship and true characters.

Clown Doctors Help Heal with Humor

They say that laughter is the best medicine and The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit has been helping doctors by bringing humor into their hospitals since 1986. HooplaHa recently spent a day at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland with original Clown Care team member Bill Boots (Dr. Boots) and his partner Matthew Pauli (Dr. Spats). Members of the Clown Care team work with physicians to conduct ‘clown rounds,’ their own version of medical rounds, where the healing power of humor is always the prescription!

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More Clown College Audition Dates Announced

Feld Entertainment has announced two more dates for their 2014 Clown College® Auditions. This time, they will be on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 in Anaheim, CA 92806 and Wednesday, August 6th in Dallas, TX. This is a once-in-a–lifetime opportunity to audition to become part of The World Famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Clown Alley.

Register to participate in the auditions at

Ringling’s Clown College® Auditions

Tuesday, July 29th
10:00am – 1:30pm
Honda Center
2695 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Wednesday, August 6th
10:00am – 1:30pm
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201