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How to do Traditional Clown Makeup

Posted by CA Admin on

  • Tags: Beginner Clown, Clown Guide, Clown Makeup
  • Looking for a tutorial on how to do traditional clown makeup? You've come to the right place! Learn how to do traditional clown makeup: Whiteface clown, Auguste clown, and Tramp/Hobo clown.

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    The Different Types of Clowns

    Posted by CA Admin on

  • Tags: Beginner Clown, Clown Guide
  • We recognize them all: the clown with the pretty white face and the almost aristocratic bearing; the tramp with his bindle ("blanket stick"), so sad, never catching a break; the everyman with the oversize shoes, who trips and causes the man on the ladder to fall into a tub of water.

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    Clown Jokes

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  • Tags: Clown Guide, Clown Jokes, Clowning Around
  • Clowns are naturally funny by nature, but clown jokes are even funnier! Check out some of our favorite clown jokes below and share them with your friends for a good laugh! Got some favorite clown jokes you'd like to share with us? Leave a comment below!

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    Faces from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

    Clown faces vary and are personal, depending on your natural expressions and your different clown characters.  Take the time to find your own, but remember that it should be kept simple for hospital clowning, since our goal as clown doctors and nurses is to empower the patients and not simply to demonstrate what we can do.

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    Elmo Line Work Balloon Art by Balloon Josh

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  • Tags: Balloon Josh, Balloon Twisting, Balloons
  •   Get your twisting balloons here: https://www.clownantics.com/collections/twisting-balloons ________________________________________________________ Joshua Clark popularly known as Balloon Josh is a professional balloon twisting master! He made various tutorial videos for us and even did several Facebook Live sessions on our fan page. We hope you enjoy our videos! Please share it with your...

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    Hospital Mischief - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • You can get the feel of your hospital after lots of shifts and figure out just how disruptive you think you can be without doing much damage or getting kicked out.  Push the envelope a bit.  If you don’t get scolded, you’ve done well.

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    A Rest and Change from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • It’s always great to work on perfecting skills like juggling, or cultivating some new ones like balancing something on your head, but don’t underestimate the difference a small change can make.

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    Happy 2020 Riddles - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • Our local Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit utilized all their magic, juggling and musical skills at every opportunity to entertain patients, families and employees in our children’s hospital.  We also improvised verbal gags and did pre-planned skits to vary our performances in each patient room and common area, but we never underestimated the power of a silly riddle. 

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    The Wandering Clown from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

    Be a wandering clown, going about your city spreading some joy! If they are willing to offer a stipend, so be it, but it would be a great gesture to volunteer even just a few hours at a place that could use some cheer.

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    Pick Pocket Clown Skit With Call Us Clowns

    Posted by CA Admin on

  • Tags: Call Us Clowns, Clown Skits, Video
  • Call us Clowns is an award-winning troupe of Caring/Therapeutic clowns who volunteer their time and talent. They perform as individuals and in show groups, assuring a high level of quality through professional training, rehearsals, and continuing clown education. You can visit their website here: http://callusclowns.org/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We hope you enjoy...

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    William Sheepspeare Puppet Routine by April Brucker

    Posted by April Brucker on

  • Tags: April Brucker, Puppetry, Video
  • April Brucker introduces her companion William Sheepspeare. Enjoy this ventriloquist act! __________________________________ We hope you enjoy our videos! Please share it with your friends. Check out our channel and subscribe! New tutorials and fun videos every week! We also have a blog where we post various tutorials and clowning stories...

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    Half Full from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • At this time of year, many people were also moved to do something nice for someone less fortunate, and there was a tendency to have an overflow of toy donations at the hospital. One employee in the playroom told us that they saved many of the unclaimed toys for those times during the year when no one would donate or volunteer, usually in the summer. One side effect of all this goodwill at Christmas time was that they did not need our services.

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    Webinar: How to be a Professional Clown With Goonzy the Clown

    Posted by CA Admin on

  • Tags: Beginner Clown, Clown Guide, Video, Webinars
  • In this webinar, owner of ClownAntics.com, Blake Cabot, was joined by Goonzy, a professional clown from Arizona, who came to talk to us about what it takes to be a pro in the industry! 

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    Partner Problems - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

    Hospital clowning with a partner was a requirement when I worked for the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit.  I later did it on my own at a much smaller children’s  hospital, but it is better to do your rounds with a partner.  But what if there's trouble in paradise? 

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    Clean Up, Clean Up from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez
  • If you visit a contagious patient and then you visit an immunocompromised patient [such as one on chemotherapy] without sanitizing your hands or props, you have now spread microbes that can be deadly to the second patient.

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