We have been performing in Wisconsin since 1993. The Happy Ness Clowns consists of two clowns, Buster (David) and Smiles (Shirley). More clowns can be available if needed. We are able to meet all your performance needs. Our shows can include clown skits, magic (including the use of doves and rabbits), Story telling, puppets, juggling, balloon creations, face painting, and games for children of all ages.
Each member of the Happy Ness Clowns has attended the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Clown Camp and are members of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians and World Clown Association. We maintain a very high level of professionalism through attending various educational seminars and reading a variety of performance publications. We recently performed at the International Clown Hall of Fame. Katheryn O'Dell, Executive Director, stated "It was delightful. I would recommend you very highly. You were superb."
Both David and Shirley have lecrured at numerous functions. There lectures have included balloon sculpting, various aspects of clowning and juggling for the non juggler.
David is a graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School. Shirley plans on attending the school in 2002. Both will be available for your holiday needs.
The following are comments from satisfied customers of the Happy Ness Clowns:
~ Marcia Theel, Associate Director/Public Relations Coordinator, of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau wrote us to say; “You two are “super troopers”! The way you both make each child feel special-both before and after you make them a balloon-is truly a gift from a higher being."
~ Carol Schepp, "The little ones loved you! Us grandparents did too! I'll sing your praises!"
~ Kris Tagliapietra RN, St. Agnes Hospital Adult Day Services, "It is difficult to motivate this group at times, you did great. Really held their attention too."
~ Harold Zastrow, Eastern WI Luheran Dartball League, "We were looking for entertainment and we were well entertained. You both were great!!!!"
~ Linda Bennett, Advocap Head Start, "It is very hard to hold the attention of preschoolers. Your presentation was well received by parents and children. The children really enjoyed the stickers and I liked how every child received one from you... Doing the itsy bitsy spider was perfect for this age group."
~ Melissa Ryan, "My daughter enjoyed your performance so much that she is already planning to book you for her next birthday. That gave us a good laugh. Thanks for a good time!"
~ Gina Arndt, "The performance made us laugh and everyone had so much fun. The magic cake was great and I think our neighbor is still trying to figure out where the dove came from. It was great how you incorporated the kids with the adults and in my opinion the adults had as much fun as the kids. I couldn't believe how many different characters and animals that you made, it was fantastic!! I would love to tell everyone you wish about the great job you did at my daughter's 3rd birthday and making it the best ever"