Tag : 2016

Jun 1, 2016

Catch us if you can!   Summer Calendar Update: June 7 Quad Cities Clown Troupe Lecture June 12-17 LaCrosse Clown Camp June 20-23 Nebraska AG Kid’s Camp June 26-July 2 Red Rock Family Camp July 3 Let Freedom Ring, Mt. Morris, IL July 4 Celebration Freedom, Holland, MI July 11-14 Mt. Hope VBS, Burlington, MA July 16 Variety! Show at Peace Lutheran, Scranton, PA July 24-27 First AG, Cushing, OK July 31- Aug. 6 TNT Clown Convention Aug 7-10 Valley View Kid’s Crusade, Lake City, MN Aug 14-21 Hillside, Mankato, MN Aug ? tentative circus skills class in Minneapolis, MN Aug 28-30 Kid’s Crusade, Necedah, WI Sept. 2-4 Lifelight Music Festival, Sioux Falls, SD

Dec 31, 2015

Happy 2016!

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“Time flies like a plane.  Fruit flies like a banana.” Another year has gone and a new one has come.  I’m always amazed how fast time moves.  We have created a number of great memories and look forward to what lies ahead. As a professional clown I try to create a timeless atmosphere in which we can create long lasting memories.  This is one of the joys of watching a live performance and really buying into the characters.  There is something special that can happen.  A bond can quickly develop between a clown and a child (young or old) because of a shared experience that transcends the everyday “normal.” One of the great things about these experiences is that it is not dependent on time or location. Whether I am performing in a hospital room or in a circus ring, what matters is the connection we have with each other. To wrap up this little thought progression I wanted to share with you a little game I play.  It is one of the gauges I use to help me measure whether or not the audience is on the journey into the “timeless realm” with me.  Here’s how it works.  I watch them.  If they check their phone or their wristwatch, I lose.  But if you can see the look of childlike wonder in their eyes, not only do I win, but they win too. I hope you take time this coming year to enjoy these little timeless moments.  May God bless you this coming year! -Ben […]

Oct 21, 2015

Last year we had a great time performing the Tiny Circus in Michigan.  We had over 800 people see the show.  6 performers were involved for 3 shows.  During all three shows a gospel message was shared. See the highlight reel from last year’s show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJAEtQ8zb5o This year we are currently working on securing a number of new acts and bringing back some of last years favorites.  We hope to continue where we left off from last year with juggling, clowns, rope-walking, balancing stunts, and even add in a performing pig! This show is set up as an outreach for churches and we try to keep the cost low.  We are looking for more church venues to host us.  The cost is $250 plus a love offering the night of the performance.  The $250 is what we need to cover expenses (posters, online promotion, props and supplies).  The love offering is how we can afford to pay any of the 4 to 10 performers needed for each show. Because of the pricing and the scheduling of a large cast the Tiny Circus is currently only avaialbe for bookings in January and February of 2016.  If you are interested in hosting this unique outreach give Ben a call at 320.905.4552 or e-mail him at: ben@bencomedy.com