Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Clown Alley Is Back!

 A statement from Greg DeSanto, Executive Director of the International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center:

In a year where negative news seems to the norm, we at the International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center are very happy to re-introduce “Pat Cashin’s Clown Alley Blogspot”!

Pat’s efforts to create an amazing database of clown history will always remain a testament to his passion and love for the history of clowns worldwide. 

Pat served as the ICHOF Board President and was actively engaged with the formation and re-opening of the museum when it moved to its permanent home in Baraboo, Wisconsin over 10 years ago.

With the support of Terry Williams Cashin, the ICHOF has maintained the blog as an internal resource since Pat’s passing, and now have exciting plans to return it to regular postings of clown history, old & new, historical images and film clips to audiences and researchers to share and learn from. 

The ICHOF and Terry are excited that board member and noted performing clown, Steve Copeland will be steering this blog with a passion and knowledge that Pat himself saw up close and personal and appreciated deeply.

I, and the entire Board of Director’s of the International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center welcome our supporters and friends back! We hope you enjoy what we share, we thank you for your continued support and hope you all remember Pat Cashin with a smile.


Greg DeSanto
Executive Director 

And now, my intro. Hi everyone, I'm Steve Copeland. Some of you may know me as the better looking member of the clown and comedy team, Steve & Ryan. I've loved clowns my whole life, and thanks to my "Dustin Hoffman in a certain movie" abilities, I know a lot about them. But I always love learning more. And that's why this blog is such a valuable resource. 
I also love Pat Cashin. And I miss him all the time. This blog is his legacy, and I am honored that I was asked to continue it. I am no Pat Cashin, but I will do my best to regularly post on here and share my love and passion for clowns the same way he did. 

Please spread the word on social media that we are back. I look forward to hearing from all of the blog's fans in the comment section where we can share more information and stories about the funny women and men that will be showcased here.

Now in the immortal words of Stephen Sondheim......"Everybody Ought To Have A Maid!"

Oh, and also, somebody "Send In The Clowns"

Steve Copeland

                                                             Pat Cashin and Me 2008


Terry Williams Cashin said...

I’m so happy that Pats legacy will live on and inspire others to learn even a fraction of what he amassed over the years. And especially happy to have Steve Copeland to spearhead it, along with the continued support from Greg DeSanto and the ICHOF!! ❤️❤️❤️

Steve Copeland said...

Thank you, Terry! I will do my best to make Pat proud!