Clowning Gets Serious

Auditions set to open for area clown hopefuls

By Bruce Felps
|  Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011  |  Updated 1:21 PM CDT
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Let Your Inner Clown Out Friday

Denis Poroy

Silly clown.

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by Bruce Felps

Clowning right up your dark alley, you think?

Aspirants wishing to join the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown Alley act have the chance to strut their funny stuff during Friday’s Clown College auditions.

Tryouts take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug 5, at American Airlines Center.

Applicants should read all about it then register online before hand, then in person bring wicked improv skills, physical and facial — with is kind of physical — exaggerations, comedic timing, and an ability to perform clown-y duties such as juggling, riding a unicycle, teasing a bull — sorry, wrong kind of clown — or squeezing into a teeny car with about 28 other killer clowns.

Applicants should not bring clown makeup, clown clothes, a clown nose, or clown shoes. Just wear regular comfy streets.

The Clown College affords that chance to prove wrong all those people — the middle school teacher, your mom, your dad — who said fooling around in class and that goofy attitude and demeanor of yours would get you nowhere in life, you lag-about you.

Now, get out there and clown your ass off.


Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He is not afraid of clowns, he is not afraid of clowns, he is not afraid of clowns ….

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