We - Sneakers McSilly, (Kevin) and Abby-Normal, (Dee Dee) - came across a great book of clown skits called Clown Act Omnibus by Wes McVicar but it was very old and the language was definately not how we speak today. It was missing some important clowning information, too, so we decided that since this book was in the public domain, we should update the language, add more information and republish it.
We spent months looking at literally hundreds of websites, forums and blogs, compiling information to rewrite the recently completed Clown Skits & More... It's available on this site as an ebook and soft cover at lulu.com. (Now available through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com)
During one of the very looooong days of research, Abby-Normal asked, in a very frustrated tone of voice, "Why can't there be one site that is all about clowns?"
We looked at each other and the Fantastic Idea was born: create a site called... All About Clowns! That way, other people who are looking for anything to do with clowns will be able to find it under one roof and - voila! - here you are!
At this update, we have been working on this site for just over a year and the more we add, the more we realize we are just getting started!
For example, we started a clown events directory that began with events in the United States but soon international events began to appear...
We also created a page to list clown alleys - but that very quickly became a multi-page directory!
Recently the Brilliant Idea took form. We realized that we could never accomplish all we would like to do with this site alone, especially since our subject matter is clowns - who are also magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, puppeteers, balloon artists, face & body painters and... more, who tend to gather at circuses, carnivals, parties, community events, restaurants, parades and... more!
Why, we just found out about a year long open air circus in Geneva Switzerland with hundreds of different performers and groups all coming together for putting on a show!
Since this is a site for, by, and about clowns, we need you clowns to help us out! If there is something you would like to see on our site, please let us know by using the Contact Us form on the About Us page.
Better yet, the Brilliant Idea is to have our valuable guests, (why, yes, that does mean you!), contribute to this site. In several areas we have added submission forms for our valued guests to add their own content directly on our site.
It's your turn!
I cannot tell you how many times I have been to someone's website and thought to myself, "Self, they should have this information... right here." You, too? Well, this is your opportunity to contribute!
We want our visitors to contribute stories, favorite memories, clown related events, groups, and anything else you (and others) might find valuable to the AllAboutClowns.com site.
Yes, it's also still our turn!
Sneakers McSilly and Abby-Normal are adding a couple of pages a week to make this the best website related to the art of clowning and we encourage you to "like" our website by clicking on a Facebook Like button on any page you like, haha! you like that one :) and also to bookmark our site and come back often. Remember, this site grows and changes weekly, so we welcome you and your contributions.
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