Sunday, September 10, 2023

Ringling: Plastic Man

Andrew Scharff performing his Plastic Man routine during the Three Ring Adventure of Ringling's 129th Edition (Living Carousel) in 1999.
Andrew has been performing this routine since he attended Clown College in 1995, and has performed it on Culpepper Merriweather Circus, Kinoshita, the Togni family's American Circus, and clown festivals and performances all over the world!

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Jimmy Armstrong: Clyde Beatty


Backstage shots of Jimmy Armstrong on the Beatty Show taken by Bruce Davidson in 1958.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Jacko Fossett, Billy Merchant, and Jimmy Scott

A program page from 1974/1975 the Belle Vue Circus in Manchester featuring Jacko Fossett, Little Billy Merchant, and Jimmy Scott.

Thank you to Fudi Zsilak for sharing!

Monday, July 24, 2023

Remembering Pat Cashin

Seven years ago Pat Cashin, the founder and namesake of this blog, passed away much too young. Not a week goes by that I don't think of him, or one of the amazingly funny things he said offhandedly, or a story about him.
I have no idea how he ran this blog so well, because I struggle to post several times a month. He was a great friend and he is missed by so many. May his memory live on in all of the people's lives he touched

Here he is with Aziz Gual and Lance Brown in final gag of the 1997 Ringling Clown College graduation, Three Brothers' Pizza.

Thursday, July 06, 2023

Mump & Smoot: The Café

Canadian clowns Mump and Smoot performing an excerpt from their show, "Something", at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario.

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

Nola Rae: The Conductor

Nola Rae performing a sketch from her show "Upper Cuts" at the Shaw Theatre in London, 1984.