Ringmaster of mirth
in the funniest show on Earth!
It must be the Law of Attraction - you get more of what you focus on. For the past week, I’ve been posting pictures and old show flyers of Clive Webb and Danny Adams to celebrate International Clown Week. Then today I was driving into Southwold for an afternoon at the sea when what should I see but a poster for Cirque du Hilarious, the all clown vehicle (or should that be clown car?) of Clive and Danny!
|The Laughter Dome|
being built up on
The comic twosome usually work in theatres, with extensive engagements in the Butlins resorts of Minehead, Bognor and Skegness this year (see dates below). So it was great to see the former Circus Hilarious, now rebranded Cirque du Hilarious, in a proper circus tent where they were appearing, in Southwold, for one month only, throughout August.
|Setting the stage|
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The show is called Daredevils and Clowns and some genuine daredevilry was provided in the first half by Sascha Williams who built a high-altitude rola-rola tower on an already tall platform... then proceeded to play a Led Zepplin electric guitar solo while balancing precariously on the summit! A slick juggler added more circus in the second half, while the Cirque du Hilarious Dancers performed in a number of classy costumes to give the show a fast-moving variety show feel.
in everything they do is both palpable and infectious. Never just going through the motions, you can feel them pushing and pushing themselves and each other to new heights of cheekiness.
|Anarchy in the UK|
Danny Adams - Britain's funniest clown.
Read his story in Circus Mania
- The Ultimate Book for Anyone who Dreamed of
Running Away with the Circus
“How do you get a fat girl into bed? Piece of cake!” quipped Danny in an opening minutes gag that set the tone for his endless stream of one-liners.
The humour was cartoonishly visual, too. A piano and a Punch and Judy tent are blown up in gleefully noisy explosions. Two of the funniest moments come when Danny, dressed as Elvis, is first shrunk to a couple of feet tall then blown up to sumo wrestler size.
DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!
To see Clive and Danny on tour, Click here for tour dates.
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|The Northampton Clown|