ClownAntics Blog — Improv

Golden Years - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez
  • The Big Apple CCU prepared us well for any encounter in our role as hospital clowns.  I loved the idea of doing something similar for seniors. I began my nursing career working in assisted living facilities and I wondered if this art form would work for that population or if clowning would seem too insulting for them.

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    Not a Drill - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez
  • It is imperative that we follow all established hospital rules, protocol and instructions before, during and after any given emergency situation for the safety of the patients, employees, visitors and also for ourselves.  Our job is fun, but we must be alert at all times no matter what.

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    The Power of Saying “YES!”

    Posted by Cody Hug on

  • Tags: Beginner Clown, Clown Guide, Improv
  • The start of every great performance is the acceptance of your reality and using it to showcase who you are and your talents. Within this very statement lies the most basic of all tools an entertainer learns, “yes, and...”!

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    Improvisation Basics - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez
  • Although it’s mostly made up on the spot, improv has rules and they are necessary to move the scene forward and keep it interesting. The rules will be broken sometimes and SOMETIMES that’s ok.

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    Perpetual Props and Pins from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez, Magic
  • It is necessary to have some objects that are part of your clown persona that you can use in your act if it comes up.

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    Keep it Clean from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clown Jokes, Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez
  • Our goal as hospital clowns is to make someone’s day.  This always includes hospital employees if they have time. Sometimes it comes in the form of laughter, a smile, impressing them with a skill, or just helping them get through their shift.

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    Hat Trap - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez
  • An experienced clown’s skill can blend with a less experienced but helpful partner for a simple yet effective performance.

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    So Long, Farewell...Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clown Jokes, Hospital Clowning, Improv, Juggling, Lucy Nuñez
  • Even though hospital clowns perform in small, intimate spaces such as patient rooms and waiting rooms, we should always make each presentation concise and polished. 

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    Walking the Halls - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez
  • Hallways are by nature transitional areas-people are always on the move, including clowns, so what can you do in the hallways if you’re supposed to entertain but people are in transit?

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    ER Windows - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez, Tutorials
  • If it’s not intrusive, playing at the windows can be great for patients who welcome a visit but may be contagious and playing with a partner is usually great fun for everyone.

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    Pun-gus Among Us - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Clown Jokes, Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez
  • Cute little tangible puns from ClownAntics.com can help you leave a patient's room at the right time, while leaving them laughing.

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    No "I" in Partner - Nurse Lulu's Improv Series

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Improv, Lucy Nuñez
  • It is not impossible to perform “clown rounds” alone in a children’s hospital if it’s a relatively small hospital or if you have enough time on your hands to visit many floors in a larger hospital. Ideally though, you should have a partner for each shift.

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