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Mismade Flag Magic Routine

Posted by CA Admin on

  • Tags: Clown Guide, Clown Magic, Performance Tips, Tips of the trade
  • Patriotic Magic When it comes to magic with a patriotic theme one trick stands the test of time; the Mismade Flag. This is a very colorful piece of magic with plenty of laughs and great magic throughout the routine. I find a change bag is the prop to use with this routine....

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    Discovering Your Inner Clown (Part Three) - Silence Is Golden

    Posted by Cody Hug on

  • Tags: Clown Guide, Performance Tips, Tutorials
  • The sayings, “less is more” and “actions speak louder than words” are at the very foundation of what makes a clown and physical comedian able to communicate with their audience.

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    Tips from Nurse Lulu's Clowning on a Budget

    Posted by Lucy Nuñez on

  • Tags: Hospital Clowning, Lucy Nuñez, Performance Tips
  • A healthcare provider is kind of like justice - blind.  We are to be caregivers and advocates for our patients, helping those with an illness or injury no matter who they are or what the circumstances of their ailment happen to be. Since we are all human with weaknesses, the acceptance of tips can cause that principle to be warped, putting us in danger of possibly favoring one patient over another for economic reasons.  Humor has been proven to help heal and comfort, therefore a hospital clown is a kind of caregiver, injecting humor where needed.

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    The Masked City

    Posted by Aneya Marie on

  • Tags: Aneya Marie, Clown Stories, Clowning around, Mime, Performance Tips, Street Performance
  • This journal is just an introductory tale of my trip to NOLA, more entries will be made of various experiences I had as both a tourist and a performer in NoLa. More chapters of the "Masked City" will be posted soon. Stay tuned for more blogs and posts on my journey and experiences that I have as a mime/clown as I embark on a mission to artistically explore new cities in the US and around the world.

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    Two Fun Improv Games For Warming Up

    Posted by Cody Hug on

  • Tags: Clowning around, Cody Hug, Improv, Performance Tips
  • Two difficult yet really fun improv games!

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    An audience warmup for the stage clown!

    Posted by Cody Hug on

  • Tags: Clowning around, Cody Hug, Performance Tips
  • Why perform for a cold audience when you can easily warm them up!

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    Improv Games and Exercises for Clown Workshops (Part 1)

    Posted by Cody Hug on

  • Tags: Clowning around, Cody Hug, Improv, Performance Tips
  • Improv exercises and games that help us clowns become better clowns.

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    The Art of Silence: A Lot Can Be Said for Saying Nothing

    Posted by Russ Kennedy on

  • Tags: Performance Tips, Russ Kennedy, Stan C Wolnic
  •     Stan Wolnic in “Hold That Train” circa 1915 Known for his athleticism, Stan would find great success as a stunt comic in the early years of silent filmmaking.  In the days of early film before talkies, great comedians like Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan C. Wolnic and Harold Lloyd kept us...

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    Clown Exercise: Lesson Two!

    Posted by Cody Hug on

  • Tags: Clowning around, Cody Hug, Improv, Performance Tips
  • “Clowns take pleasure in every emotion and every thought is articulated for the audience.”

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    Improv Games That Teach Clown Skills! Lesson One

    Posted by Cody Hug on

  • Tags: Clowning around, Cody Hug, Improv, Performance Tips
  • "Clowns believe they can do anything and their desire and curiosity to try new things is limitless." Thus, it is important to start with these exercises to challenge ourselves and find within us the inner critic.

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    Body Language

    Posted by Russ Kennedy on

  • Tags: Clown Stories, Clowning around, Performance Tips, Russ Kennedy, Stan C Wolnic
  • IMG_0029 CroppedMost of us have played the game charades at least once in our life. Trying to act out a  printed phrase on a card to your team so they [..]

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    Dress for success.

    Posted by Russ Kennedy on

  • Tags: Clowning around, Performance Tips, Russ Kennedy
  • rsz_img_0001 CroppedIn pursuit of a successful career, one key is to look professional. Success does not just mean a wealthy business person or movie star, rather could refer to an [..]

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