Category Archives: Performing Life

Hospital Clowning: Eccentric Principles Workshop with Avner

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today begins a six week course over Zoom with Avner. To those of us in variety arts, Avner is a legend. A juggler, variety performer, movie actor, broadway star, magician, mentor, friend, and world renowned … Continue reading

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Performing Life: Playing the Fool with Global Play Brigade

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today I get to take a sweet little clown workshop online with performers from around the world. If you look in the Zoom boxes you can see Boston, Atlanta, New York & California in the … Continue reading

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Signs of Hope: Quackenstein Edition

Wednesday, March 31st 2021 . Professor Quackenstein and the Boston Duck Boats are coming back. Two of our city’s absolute jewels are coming baaaaack! . Boston Duck Tours Optimistic About 2021 Season [2:36]: . #DanFoley *

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Happy Birthday Amanda

Thursday, March 4th 2021 2021-03-04 Happy Birthday Amanda [0:49]: (NOTE: ClaraJane chose this thumbnail for the video on account of how dumb my face looks. All I’m saying is, I KNOW.) . 🍰

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Look at that Cat: Connect Four

Thursday, March 3rd 2021 TFW your daughter asks you to play teeny tiny, itty bitty Connect Four, and you tell her yes later, but she stays right there and plays Connect Four with the cat. . . The stakes remain… … Continue reading

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At Rise: BAD Morning

Saturday, February 20th 2021 . AT RISE: It is Saturday morning. Dad is cooking breakfast and Mom is the table. The closed door to Boy’s bedroom is on the other side of the table. The door opens. BOY: [Emerges from … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: A Tribute to Beards with Dick Monday

January 2021 This may be among the greatest work by our illustrious Laughter League director, Dick Monday. Probably my favorite anyway. . A Tribute to Beards [4:33]: .

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Hospital Clowning: Face at Work

Thursday, December 3rd 2020 Performing over Zoom today, practicing the craft: . 🤪

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Hospital Clowning: COVID Safety Tips with Drs. Mal & Be Bopper!

November 24th 2020 Hot off the press, here are two safety videos with Dr. Mal Adjusted & Dr. Be Bopper: . Social distancing and masking: Tips from Dr. Mal Adjusted and Dr. Be Bopper [1:59]: . COVID-19 hygiene: Tips from … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: 25th Anniversary of the Laughter League!

Monday, November 16th 2020 The Laughter League (formerly Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit) has been performing in Boston Children’s Hospital now for 25 years! Today we celebrate with an online extravaganza featuring the whole team and lots of amazing … Continue reading

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