Saturday, December 11, 2010

SHOWFOLKS CIRCUS 2010: December 11th, 2010 2:00 & 7:00 PM

Toby Ballantine, Jackie LeClaire, Barry Phillips and Elmo Gibb will all be on hand!

The popcorn is popping, the cotton candy is being spun and right about now the clowns are arriving at the Robarts Arena in beautiful Sarasota and spotting their trunks as America's Largest Professional  (Spot Date) Clown Alley prepares to return for the all-new 2010 edition of the Showfolks Circus!

Showtimes are at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. 



Freerolls always gratefully accepted ; )


OTTO GRIEBLING: with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

PRINCE PAUL: with Marilyn Monroe at Madison Square Garden

CLOWN ALLEY: Hotarini Construction Gag, Ringling Red Unit (1983/84)

Video courtesy of Nic Beery




Friday, December 10, 2010

SHOWFOLKS CIRCUS 2010: December 11th, 2010 2:00 & 7:00 PM


The Showfolks Circus is at the Robarts Arena in Sarasota, FL tomorrow. This year's Clown Alley includes Jackie Le Claire, Elmo Gibb, Sandy Kozik, Toby Ballantine, Robin Eurich, Barry Phillips, Barry DeChant and Dave & Sherri Sheppard.

I wish I could be there. 

If you are in the area, PLEASE go out and support the Showfolks and send me your pictures and video of the Alley. As always, the Alley gratefully accepts any and all coffee, donuts, water & Gatorade and other snacks so don't be shy ; )

ORLANDO "ORLANDITO" GOMEZ


Orlandito was also at last year's Showfolks Circus.

RYAN & STEVE: The Great American Circus (2010)



What are these kids still talking about during the encores? The clowns, that's what.


CLOWN ALLEY: Bobby Hunt; Breakaway Bike Gag, Ringling Red Unit (1983/84)


Video courtesy of Nic Beery



Thursday, December 09, 2010

IN MEMORIAM: Jim Clark


Today marks the second anniversary of the passing of my friend, Jim Clark, one of the finest people that it has ever been my pleasure to know.

In all things, Jim's very thoughtful consideration and impeccable character were evident.

After two years, I am still not yet qualified to properly eulogize him. It is still too fresh, too painful, and nothing that I could say would do him the justice he deserves.

Suffice to say that my family and I continue to miss him terribly each and every day.

Sunday, December 05, 2010