Education /Training / Performances
The Laughter Factor Entertainers
Costumes of our characters may be different than they appear in these photos.
2003 Monthly attendance at International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring #29 in Little Rock, Arkansas
2003 Monthly attendance at Laffmasters of Arkansas Clown Meetings in Little Rock, Arkansas
2002 (August) Oops A. Daisy attended a week long intensive clown school with the Mooseburger Clown Camp in Maple Lake Minnesota where she trained with professional Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus Clowns. This year comic movement and mime were taught as well as comedy magic, gospel magic, routining, prop building, gospel ministry, costuming, and birthday party shows! She was featured throughout the All Star Clown Show held for the public at the Maple Lake High School Football Field for a stadium full of fans!
2002 (July) Oops A. Daisy and Silly Sam attended the Branson Clown Jam educational conference and competition. Silly Sam trained under Tator the Clown and others who taught balloons, comedy magic, comedy skits, kazoo band, and advanced make-up techniques. He was considered at the top of his class and everyone just loved him. Oops A. Daisy trained in storytelling and magic, comedy magic, oversized balloon creations and she competed in skits, balloons, and make-up and costume competitions!
2002 (Feb.) Show Me Clowns for Jesus Conference, Roach, Missouri (courses listed below)
Face-Painting Seminar with Marcela "Mama Clown" Murad, one of America's premiere clowns and one of the world's best-known and outstanding face painters.*Using the tools of the Kingdom, a gospel clowning Seminar with JT "Bubba" Sikes, a nationally recognized clown for Christ.*Interactive Puppetry Workshop with Gerry and Andrea Sparks, owners of Mastercraft Puppets of Branson, Missouri.*The Art of Entertaining on Your Feet Workshop with Tony Jones. Learning how to work fairs and festivals using everything from balloons and facepainting to walkarounds.*Basic Juggling with three balls or scarves by Jim Parr.*The Strolling Entertainer workshop taught the presentation of comic routines for entertaining crowds by Dave Hill.*Osage Beach Community Clown Show with "Bubba", "Liberty", and "Belle".*Gospel Magic Messages which taught object lessons for Sunday School teachers. Emphasized surprises to enhance children sermons or VBS.
2001 Puppetry Workshop with Jan Wolfe, Little Rock, Arkansas
2001 Mooseburger Clown Camp Caravan, St. Louis, Missouri
Storytelling, music, and wig care with Cheri Venturi, Skits and Props with Frosty Little, Make-up and Costume Design with Pricilla Mooseburger, Birthday Party Business and balloon sculpting with Rex "Junior" Nolen, Prat Falls and Slap stick with Chuck "Chucko" Sidlow, and Magic with Dave "Mr. Magish" Mitchell
2001 Special Events Program,Little Rock, Arkansas
2001 Wee Tots: Programming for Babies/Toddlers, Little Rock, Arkansas
2000-2001 Outreach Daycare Storytimes, Yell, Johnson, Franklin, and Logan Counties of Arkansas
1998-2000 Summer Reading Programs, Dardanelle, Arkansas
2000 Story Times for Preschoolers, Little Rock, Arkansas
1996 B.A. German Education, Arkansas Tech University, Magna Cum Laude, Russellville, Arkansas
SOME SPECIFIC FACTORIES, BUSINESSES ETC. NOT LISTED BY NAME FOR THE PUBLIC BUT ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO LEGITIMATE POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS FOR REFERENCES. THANKS.
Over 16 major Regional Factories including major names like Tyson and Conagra! References Available for potential clients only!
We've entertained at many VBS events and Fall Fests throughout the region and we'd love to help out with yours.
Dogg Daze of Hector, AR
Fall Fest & Chili Cookoff, RSVL, AR
Johnson Co. Fair, Clarksville, AR
Northern Franklin Co. Fair, Ozark, AR
Ozark Memories Days, Dover, AR
Pickle Fest 2002, Atkins, AR
Pope Co. Fair, RSVL, AR
Southern Logan Co. Fair, Booneville, AR
River Fest, Little Rock, AR
Toad Suck Daze, Conway, AR
Train Depot Dawg Day,RSVL, AR
Valley Fest, RSVL, AR
Yell Fest, Dardanelle, AR
Yell Co. Fair, Danville, AR
Alltel Arena basketball game Tech vs. UALR, Little Rock,AR (televised)
Arkansas Tech Univ. Golden Sun Volleyball Events,RSVL, AR
Arkansas Tech Univ. Football Events, RSVL, AR
Arkansas Tech Homecoming Parade, RSVL, AR
Arkansas Tech University Wonder Boys and Golden Suns Basketball Events, RSVL, AR
Arkansas Tech Golden Suns Volleyball, RSVL, AR
Arkansas Tech Alumni Association, RSVL, AR
University of the Ozarks Alumni Picnic, Clarksville, AR
Several regional schools have hired our entertainers for awards days, fun days, and splash days! When children had a choice to see our show or play in the water....they chose us and we made a splash into their day for sure! Call for references. Recently we performed for the Dover Circus Days Accelerated Reader Reward Day!
Johnson County Public Library, Clarksville, AR
River Valley Regional Library, Dardanelle, AR
Pope County Summer Reading Finale,Russellville, AR
Logan County Library, Paris, AR
Southern Logan County Library, Booneville, AR
Yell County Library, Danville, AR
Dairy Queen, Russellville, AR Pizza Hut, Dardanelle and Russellville, AR
Ryan's Family Steakhouse, Russellville and Conway, AR
DAY CARES/ PRESCHOOLS:
We work regulary with some local daycares and have a list of daycares that our storytellers have worked with regularly. Please call for references.
NON-PROFIT EVENTS/ PARADES:
TAB (Tumors, Accidents, and Burns)Inc. Cancer Survivor Day, RSVL, AR
American Heart Association Walk, RSVL, AR
March of Dimes Walk, Clarksville, AR
Russellville Kiwanis Christmas, RSVL, AR
Relay for Life: A fight against Cancer, Russellville, AR 2002, 2003
Tim Hale's 1,000 mile celebration to fight Cancer, RSVL, AR
Dardanelle Christmas Parade 2000-01
Russellville Christmas Parade 2000-2002
Ozark Memories Day Parade, Dover 2000-01
Yell County Fair Parade, Danville, AR 2001
NURSING HOMES/RETIREMENT HOMES:
We believe that our type of entertainment is not limited to children therefore, we work often with the elderly or anyone who would benefit from laughter.
Ola Nursing Home, Ola, AR
Stella Manor Nursing Home, RSVL, AR
Atkins Nursing Home, RSVL, AR
****We have also entertained at many private birthday parties and family reunions and have delivered many balloons for clown-o-grams throughout the state of Arkansas.****