Friday, February 13, 2009

YANKEE DOODLE CIRCUS: 2009 Poster




13 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW. You had a great Orthodontist

Kenny

Mike Naughton said...

Pat Cashin has the best teeth in show business.

Anonymous said...

hey pat can I have a autographed one of you ?thanks Rob...

Little John said...

Did Kenny pay for those choppers?

Pat Cashin said...

Nope.

I paid for them.


More accurately, comedy paid for them.


When I decided to quit doing stand up comedy and finish college there were some loose ends that I decided to tie up.

I got myself braces.

I got myself a new car

I got myself a day job with tuition reimbursement.

One year later I had the straight teeth that I wished that I'd had in high school. Two years later I had a diploma from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Three years later I had a BA in Communications and a contract with the Greatest Show on Earth.

And I haven't had a "job" since, I've had a career.

And thanks for all the compliments on my teeth ; )

Mike Naughton said...

Kenny--
My dentist and oral surgeon TOGETHER don't have teeth as good as Pat Cashin's.
Next time I have a dental appt I am bringing this poster and showing the doc want I want.

Mr. Pitts said...

This is Mike Naughton's circus right? I'm glad to see clowns running the show, as it should be.
I'm convinced that the future of the circus is in smaller regional shows produced by people who care about the circus as an artform. Keep doing what you're doing.

Mike Naughton said...

Clowns, real clowns, have that wonderful quality of thinking in the abstract, where everything is possible.

Yankee Doodle gladly features professional circus clowns through out our 24 years.

Besides "corporate and social" circus themed-events, our "Road Clowns" have included;

Billy Vaughn
Eggroll
Mr. Bill
Gary Noel
Barry Lubin (fellow cc 74 slassmate)
Robb Zeiser
The Alarcons (Nany, Leo and Teresita)
Mark Stolzenburg (fellow cc 74)
Pat Cashin (poster boy for Pepsodent)
...this list will expand as soon as I WAKE-UP.

Remember, we are clowns and EVERYTHING is possible.

If any of the REAL CLOWNS WHO FOLLOW THIS BLOG would like one of these posters, send your request-
MikeNaughtonCircus@verizon.net
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To keep me occupied while bedridden with a slipped disc, I have posted a few photos.

YankeeDoodleCircus.blogspot.com

Heartfelt THANKS to Prof. Pepsodent!

Anonymous said...

Mike
How can we get your route ? I know you have played various spots on Long Island where I live and I always seem to miss you.
Would love to come out and support your show.
Thank you

Joe Giordano

Anonymous said...

Mike, I am sure your definition of a REAL CLOWN is a RB3CC graduate.......correct?

your friend the Yama

Mike Naughton said...

I should have never started the list.

Please include on the Road Clown inventory of hilarity-

Rob Torres and Company (when he had hair)
Greg and Karen (for the last week or two of a regular tour)

My point was this: do NOT let any producer tell you that there are "just no clowns left anymore". Translated, they are saying, "Nobody wants to work for the lousy pay I am offering."

Clowns and musicians are able to take their unique talent to high paying jobs outside the circus, and they do.

Good clowns aren't cheap.
Cheap clowns aren't good.

YAMA -- don't be to certain of your friendship with me, I don't believe we have met.
1. Real Clowns know who they are.
2. Many of the clown FEATURED on my circus NEVER went to Clown College or had anything to do with Ringling. I hire FUNNY.

Need help with that zipper in the back of your costume?


Speaking of real clowns ---
Two people who did tours with Yankee Doodle, not clowning, but in "tech" dept are Kevin Brown and Dan McCallum -- we speak of those guys very often and with great memories of wonderful tours.

Little John said...

I lost two teeth from comedy; well that and a class ring. Sometimes you learn the hard way when not to use a one liner. Now those two teeth are like stars, they come out at night.

Hey Pat, got any before shots? Could you eat corn through a chain link fence? Do you still ware your class ring?

Real Clowns: Once upon a time at CW – each year we’d get the new batch of RBBB CC Grads., they all were very good looking clowns, (I’m still married to one.) They were all very confident, but the real clowns soon realized that they were here to find the funny clown in them, and most all of them did just that. Some were only here waiting for someone from the Red or Blue show to break a leg, 25 years latter I’ll bet some are still waiting. I know that I am constantly wondering what it would have been like to follow my destiny that year that I had my first child, bought my first house, lost my first job, and was forced to suck up my pride and go work for Disney World in fur. I wonder but I have no regrets.

The interesting thing about seeing the parade of “First of Mays” from CC come into our alley was that each year that brought with them new techniques. One year they all came with this surgical glue to replace the spirit gum, (I didn’t like that one), each year you could notice that the lines got bolder and the clown white got smaller, but the best improvement was the year they all were taking their makeup off with Baby Magic Baby Bath instead of baby oil.

lj

Anonymous said...

I learned A LOT from some very funny folks at Circus World '84-'85 and Little John was one of them.

That surgical glue was called, Skin Bond. You must have used the non-flammable version. The flammable version held on for days!

Kenny