Category Archives: comedy

Hospital Clowning: TED Talk – The Serious Business of Clown Doctoring

Wednesday, October 18th 2017 A fantastic and inspiring TED Talk originally given in New Zealand 2014. The Serious Business of Clown Doctoring | Thomas Petschner | TEDxChristchurch [13:48]:    

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Hospital Clowning: Back to Clown School with Jeff Smithson

Tuesday, October 17th 2017 As I continue explorations into this new realm of performing, and after my first workshop with the Laughter League team yesterday and getting to know my newest favorite colleague, what do I find but his TED … Continue reading

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Meta Mini Meow Meow

October 13th 2017 aka: Watching ‘The Lion in Your Living Room’ WITH the Lion in YOUR Living Room who is also watching ‘The Lion in Your Living Room’: Any questions, just say: “I mustache you a question!” That is all. … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Training Rounds #1

Wednesday, October 11th 2017 On this day I was privileged to follow these two extraordinary hospital clowns on their rounds at Boston Children’s Hospital: After getting ready,               It’s time for bright lights in … Continue reading

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At Rise: A Mama Cat’s Mind

Wednesday, October 4th 2017 [At Rise:  The Oberhauser four are watching a documentary on house cats.  A mama cat is shown nursing her adorable  pile of tiny mewling kittens, to the delight of 9 year old Gavin and six year old … Continue reading

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Expanding the Business – Dog Face Painting

Sunday, September 24th 2017 In order to close my face painting line at the end of a huge festival this year, I ordered the Four Horses of the Apocalypse, but all I got was dogs.  So I painted them.   … Continue reading

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Fluff Festival Hairdo Contest

September 23rd 2017 I hadn’t expected to make it to the Fluff Festival between all my other gigs that weekend.  But our good friends Lorin & Olivia came over with itchy feet so we walked the whole mile there to take … Continue reading

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