Archive for October 29, 2014

How to string a clown nose

A useful instructional video on how to string your clown nose (and avoid the use of glue). Excellent reminders on how to make a good fit and where to insert the needle.

Although I don’t use a string on my clown nose. I have used one in the past. Instead of the knots she uses in the video, I tied either a small bead or mini button on the string. Also, I used a combination of fishing line and a scrap of a 260 balloon instead of the elastic thread. The fishing line was connected to each side of the nose and was just long enough to wrap around to the side of my head. The balloon went around the back of my head. Since the balloon is wider, it is more comfortable to wear and can be easily hidden under a hat or wig.

Ha! Ha! Said the CLOWN – Zirkus – Circus – CIRQUE LA PISTE d’OR

Sometimes, you don’t need to say a word to entertain and interact with the audience… music is an international language that everyone understands.

Special Circus Bedroom

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A very lucky little girl is getting the bedroom makeover of her dreams.

Lanecia Smith, of Cleveland, has always loved the circus, and now she’ll have one of her very own to sleep in every night thanks to the Ringling Brothers and Special Spaces.

The 10-year-old has sickle-cell and has had to undergo a lot of treatments.

“They spend all this time in the hospital and in treatment centers and surrounded by things dealing with treatment, and this is a way for them to come home and have a space to themselves and it’s a special space,” said Dan DiPietro-James from Feld Entertainment.

He said they had plenty of help from local volunteers, including some employees from the “Q” Arena and a few members of the Cleveland Gladiators.

Lanecia wasn’t home during any of the remodeling. She spent the day getting pampered. She went out to lunch with her grandma and sister, and then got her face painted like a clown, by a clown from the circus.

While that was happening, crews were hard at work. They painted her room, put in new furniture and decorated, too.

When they were done, it was time for the big reveal. Lanecia showed up in a limo and was escorted into her home with the Ring Master.

“They did a good job,” she said with a big smile on her face.

Her grandma, Carol Byers, has been taking care of Lanecia since she was three days old and said this means so much to her.

“She’s been through a lot of pain crisis. She’s has three surgeries and she just recently had a surgery where she had her gallbladder removed, but she’s a trooper,” she said.

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus is in town at the “Q” Arena all week long.

Circus Life – By Rick Struve

Rick has given me permission to publish his cartoons on Just For Clowns. Please don’t reprint without Rick’s permission. To contact Rick, email: richstruve -at-

Circus Life by Rick Struve

Circus Life by Rick Struve

Halloween Jokes

Q: Why don’t witches like to ride their brooms when they’re angry?
A: They’re afraid of flying off the handle.

Q: Where do baby ghosts go during the day?
A: Dayscare centers

Q: Who did Frankenstein take to the prom?
A: His ghoul friend.

Q: What monster flies his kite in a rain storm?
A: Benjamin Frankenstein

Q: What’s a monster’s favorite play?
A: Romeo and Ghouliet

Q: What’s a haunted chicken?
A: A poultry-geist

Circus Life – By Rick Struve

Rick has given me permission to publish his cartoons on Just For Clowns. Please don’t reprint without Rick’s permission. To contact Rick, email: richstruve -at-

Circus Life by Rick Struve

Circus Life by Rick Struve

Save The Historic Venice Circus Arena

From the Save the Venice Circus Arena Facebook page…

Still Hope –

Our Foundation has been kicked to the curb by the City once more. Most would think we should just hang it up and stop trying to preserve that which WE believe is truly our most precious commodity and resource. Like pit bulls this only makes us madder and more resolved to DO SOMETHING!!!! We have put together this possible scenario. I personally have called upon Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Ringling Sarasota, Selby Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, etc., etc., etc., for emergency help. NOW I ASK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

Here is what we have been working on.
BUY – the arena steel and move it off the Island.
COST – $500,000.00 for the steel and the land to move it to. (Sound like a lot until you realize that is what the Airport was going to charge us every year, so its a bargain)
TIMELINE – NOW weeks not months.

Your donation is tax deductible. We still seek naming rights for the newly located arena!

The Venice Circus Arts Foundation is seeking donors to help them restore and preserve the Venice Circus Arena, the former winter headquarters for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Please participate in the 100,000 STRONG giving challenge. When 100,000 people donate $20 or more gets them to first base with the restoration. If you donate $125.00 or more they will send you an authentic arena seat and back along with your certificate of contribution.

The Venice Circus Arts Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 2220
Venice, FL 34284

Join our team of individuals working together to bring the circus arts back to Venice. With the restoration of the historic Venice Depot, the excitement of the circus and the arrival of the circus train is being preserved, along with a commemorative statue of Gunther Gebel-Williams.

The Venice Circus Arts Foundation, Inc., (classified under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)) is working to preserve the parcel of land behind the Venice Arena, once the winter quarters for the “Greatest Show on Earth.” This special place in American Circus History is in danger of disappearing with current plans for commercial development of the site.

The Venice Circus Arts Foundation, Inc. wants to reintroduce Venice (and the world) to its marvelous history. Your support and commitment will make you a vital part of the team working to preserve the circus arts.


The Mission of the Venice Circus Arts Foundation is to preserve the circus arts and their heritage (in Venice), create unique educational opportunities, encourage significant economic development and promote family entertainment through the circus experience.

To volunteer for the Venice Circus Arts Foundation please call or email us. We NEED your help!

General Contact Info
Phone: 941-485-7675

Mail to:
The Venice Circus Arts Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 2220
Venice Florida 34284

Office Address is:
200 Base Avenue
Venice Florida 34285

The Arena Address is…
1401 S. Ringling Dr.
Venice, Fl. 34285

MCA Jr. Joey’s

MCA Jr. Joey’s performing skits at the 2014 Midwest Clown Association’s convention in October 2014

Big Jerk

The Dog Ate the Book – aka Stagecoach


MCA Jr. Joey’s performing skills

Gravity Check

Scariest Monster


Tim Sings to the Clowns

Tim Sings to the Clowns at the World Clown Association Convention 2014 in Chicago

It’s Alright With Me

When Did You Leave Heaven

The Lady Is A Tramp

I Go For That

Poppin’ the Clown

Clown attempts to Pop the Weasel by Shave and a Haircut Productions