Category Archives: work

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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Hospital Clowning: A Glimpse

Monday, October 16th 2017 From the throes of training for my new bestest dream job in the world, here is a wonderful news piece covering the team I will be joining (which is now called Laughter League).  In fact the … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Training Rounds #2

Friday, October 13th 2017   Here we go for my second training day at Boston Children’s Hospital!  Today I have the honor, joy and pleasure of following “Doctors” Mal Adjusted and Gone Golfin’. My newly joining the team causes them … 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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Hospital Clowning: Found My “People”

Tuesday, September 12th 2017 I mean, ARE clowns people?? Who cares. Either way, this is the happiest about *possibility* I remember being since Bernie Sanders was still running for president. I just completed my third and final round of auditioning … Continue reading

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Back to School 2017

Tuesday, September 5th 2017 They actually posed like that spontaneously. Back to School for Daddy, too!   Here’s how it went down. First While Gavin was puzzling through which pants and shoes even still FIT him anymore, I had to … Continue reading

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