Category Archives: Laughter League

Hospital Clowning: Twinsies with Gonzo

Friday, March 23rd 2018   1) Are You Jenny the Juggler? First thing this morning we are stopped in the hall by a Cardiology Nurse who calls me out and gushes that she has video footage of me on her … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Tuesday with Jay

Tuesday, March 20th 2018 1 )  Pre-Op Emergency We start the morning in Pre-Op, scrubbing in.  Our hands are barely wet when a nurse grabs us for an “Emergency!”   She brings us to the room of a boy who is … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: From Crying to Curious

Friday, March 16th 2018 1)  DR. JOEKULELE!: It’s my first time partnering with Dr. Joekulele (the next newest member of the team), and we are not bad!  I enjoy his games with kids where he continually fails to guess their name, … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: See?! Now You’ve Made Me Look Stupid Again!

Tuesday, February 27th 2018     1)  Lulling Babies The morning at Hasbro Hospital with Dr. Bahfoo starts with lots of babies and little toddlers, many of whom respond soulfully to ukulele lullabies, much to the delight of the Child … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Hello Monday

I was already in the middle of Parenting Class when an uneasy feeling caused me to double check my schedule and, WOOPS, I’m due at the hospital in 45 minutes!  Off I run across town, and valet my car for … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Laughter Doo-Dee

Wednesday, February 21st 2018 1)  New Lyrics In pre-op with Dr. Bucket Buster today I improvise some novel and tasty lyrics.  Check it out; The Doo-Dee Song [0:25]: [Side Note:  When I played this for my daughter, she said, “That’s IT!?”  … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Seven Discoveries

Thursday,  February 15th 2018 1)  Therapy Dogs One of the hazards of hospital clowning is crossing paths with therapy dogs.  I say ‘hazard’ because I love animals so much and when I ran into Cooper today I came unglued.  Look at … Continue reading

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