Saturday, January 19, 2008

CLOWN ALLEY: Dead and Alive, Ringling 1987

Video courtesy of Andrew Bedno

One of the first gags most folks were taught at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College performed by the guy who taught it to many of us, International Clown Hall of Fame inductee and former Clown College director Steve "T.J. Tatters" Smith.

Steve is assisted here by Jeffrey Steele. They are introduced by another former Clown College director, Ron Severini.

This is from the 1987 Ringling Home Video Be a Clown.


Anonymous said...

I would like to leave a note for Steve Smith. Thanks for teaching us this gag, thanks for making EVERYTHING that you touch magical, thanks for changing my life and taking me on this journey of being a clown. you helped me find my identity. I never got a chance to thank you. Pam Leonard Ramirez 89

Bryan Dangerous said...

Seeing that just makes you wanna be a better clown! I'm gonna go practice right now!
--Bryan Fulton

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Memories may fade, but video lasts forever on the Internet.

Thank you sweet Pam Leonard for your kind words. Very much appreciated.

And thank you Pat for this marvelous resource!

All the best - always,

steve smith