Sunday, July 22, 2007

RUMPY THE CLOWN: Roger Prystanski Interview

Host of the three ring CTV show CIRCUS in the 1983-'84 season, Roger "Rumpy the Clown" Prystanski. He started out as a graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, moved to the Shrine Circus and spent many years with the Garden Bros. Circus.

Always original and unique, Roger died of pneumonia shortly after this interview in 1991. It's not the best interview. The person conducting the interview doesn't know much about the circus outside of the TV show and Roger doesn't seem particularly interested in being interviewed. But, it's what we do have and sometimes we should be thankful to have that.

The show CIRCUS can still be seen on Canadian TV in syndication and Garden Bros. Circus still uses Rumpy in it's logo.

Part One

Part Two

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