Well That Was A Hoot…A Conversation with Cambo The Clown

February 2, 2014

All Green for the St. Patricks Day Parade in Lexington

All Green for the St. Patricks Day Parade in Lexington

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Entertaining at a hospital is seriously appreciated funny business.

Entertaining at a hospital is seriously appreciated funny business.

I have the pleasure of knowing many people in Kentucky. My friend Cambo is one of the most entertaining of them. He is all about Love and Laughter.

As his website says…

“When Cambo was a baby clown he knew he wanted to grow up to be a big clown. And he said so as soon as he could talk. “I want to grow up and be a big clown,” he said. Those were prophetic words, because he’s now a big clown with a BIG show – a REALLY big show. He also has a big shoe. Two of ‘em, actually.”

I have learned through Cambo that clowning is not all funny business. It is a detailed, serious activity that requires study and practice to master. Cambo graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College 1982. The story of how he got the invitation to apply and how difficult it was to get selected is inspirational. It highlights a favorite saying of mine that we have to circulate to percolate. Or march down Limestone Street in Lexington juggling and then “crash” the back gate at the circus!

This story and more will give you a new appreciation of what is behind the face paint and balloons when you see a clown.

His website is at www.cambotheclown.com and his facebook page is at www.facebook.com/cambotheclown

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