Friday, May 15, 2009

PETER SHUB: Interview

A clown is a mirror for the society. With these words, Peter Shub proposes a reflection to us on the figure of the clown. On the occasion of his participation in the Festival the International of Theater of Seville, the teacher of clown analyzes the keys of comedy, the contemporary clown and the importance of the laughter in the daily life: we are losing the capacity to laugh?


Thursday, May 14, 2009


Drew The Dramatic Fool

The very happiest of 29th birthday wishes go out today to my good friend, co-conspirator
and one of the very best clowns anywhere in the world today, Mr. Drew Richardson.


May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

~ Bob Dylan


Information courtesy of Jimmy Graham

Cowboy Mike Keever is currently in the hospital with pancreatitus.

Here is his information:
Skaggs Regional Medical Center
PO Box 650
Room 121
Branson, Missouri, 65615
417-335-7000 room 121

Please call Mike only if you personally know Mike, otherwise I know that he'd love a card or to read your message in the comments of this post. We all love ya, Mike. Get better soon!!!


The cast (Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman and John Glover) of the Roundabout Theater Co.'s current Broadway production of Waiting for Godot...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Scott Saidel

Eric Mischel

We all owe a debt of gratitude to these two men, Scott Saidel and Eric Mischel, for getting back.

And to Facebook.

And the Old Bridge Township School System in general and the Lakeridge West bus in particular.

Neither of them are clowns.

I went to school with both of them.

When the blog disappeared Scott, who I hadn't seen since high school, sent me a very nice Facebook message telling me that he'd Googled my name one day, discovered the blog and how much he'd enjoyed it. He knew that Eric, who we'd both gone to school with, worked at Google and suggested contacting him.

Eric and I had been very good friends in middle school. We'd slept over each other's houses, played Atari, rode bikes... typical middle school stuff. I went to Eric's Bar Mitzvah. His father gave me the best lesson I ever got on how to throw a baseball and my very first, and best, stock tip ("Just put your money in the bank.")

I sent him a Facebook message and Eric, who I hadn't seen in 25 years really went above and beyond to get things back up and running here.

So, the old adage really is true: there is no friend like an old friend.

If you appreciate having the archives here back please take a moment to thank Scott and Eric because without them this would very likely have been gone forever.

Thank you guys!