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Charlie “The Noise Guy” Williams (of Isaaquah) capped off the Summer Children’s Entertainment Series on Tuesday night. Capped it right off. bang-bang-bang. ke-BaaaNGGG!
Okay, kids. You can only make these sounds OUTSIDE, okay? Have a fun car ride home, parents.
Blasting the kiddy mosh pit with a Super Soaker to illustrate the effects of Hurricane Charlie.
And a third volley because they screamed “More, more, you fool! We must be subdued by your hydraulic arsenal or we will rush the stage!”
What a pretty face! It almost seems a shame to cover it in pie. Almost.
We arranged to meet on Thursday morning before Charlie’s next Olympia show (at the downtown library). We had a blast comparing stories and riffing on each others’ material. We’ had a delicious breakfast at the New Moon Cafe (Vampire themed vegan breakfasts – j/k). He ordered French Toast. I ordered the Monte Cristo… which is a triple-decker French toast club sandwich. I brought a Buy Local coupon. He brought a credit card. Breakfast was on him!
Charlie’s modeling the new Magnum salon cape that replaced the backwards lab coat for pieing. He’s always wanted a pie-in-the-face. It was fate that brought us together. Fate and FACEBOOK.
Now it’s time for his Jusby Desert.
Desert was on him too!
No skimping on the pie! If you look closely you’ll see Terry Zander, former piee, peering at us from inside. Also seen in the New Moon that morning, former client, Debe Edden.
Ooops. Somebody’s gonna have to clean that up! Out came Terry Zander to the rescue with several buckets of water and an industrial push broom. The catch? I had to listen to his jokes.
Speaking of water… an hour later Charlie’s back to squirting the children for the conclusion of Take a Splash, Read!
What IS that racket?
It’s your new light saber on the first day of Jedi School. Good thing Master Yoda had that tip about the AA batteries.
“My crops need watering on Farmville! I’m wasting time on Facebook!”
Charlie wrote a book: “Flush, an Ode to Toilets”.
OMG, I Pied ANOTHER AUTHOR!
I’m am the literariest clown in the whole reciprocating bio-region of Cascadia!
Charlie’s review of the Pieing
Out of the choices: Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree or Not Applicable
Charlie selected Strongly Agree for All 7 survey questions
- The pie had an adequate, clearly identifiable target.
- Pie met my expectations in terms of its stated target.
- Comedy was appropriate for the amount of time allowed.
- Pie increased my laughter and/or expanded my smile.
- I will be able to apply the pie content to my current job assignment.
- The clown was organized and prepared.
- The clown had a thorough knowledge of the subject.
- The clown used effective talking and hand motions and stuff.
He also added the following comments: “Pied Piper, Pied lovebird, Pie in the sky, the great pie of Sauron”
Henrik Bothe [http://www.coolneonman.com/] came to the Lacey Children’s Entertainment Series and gave a show in near 100 degree weather. Lucky for him (and us), his show started at 6:30 and he had some cover.
The Four Leg Teeterboard Gag
An assistant (a former classmate of mine from Madison), threw Henrik the third club after he had mounted his extra tall unicycle.
He did the one-legged trick and the kick the hat up to his head trick.
He did the juggle a pin under the leg while on unicycle and juggled ping pong balls with his mouth.
Then Orion got to be his assistant for a Guess Which Hand routine.
His first try with the red ball goes fine, but then Henrik keeps tossing them behind Orion and moving to larger and larger balls.
By the end, Henrik throws his water bottle over Orion’s head. When it hits the ground Orion figures out what’s been happening.
The big finale involves EIGHT spinning plates. He only broke two of them.
And EIGHT spoons flipped into EIGHT glasses.
I asked him about the straitjacket bit, curious if he had left it off because of the heat. He said that most of the kids just don’t recognize it, and he didn’t need two unicycle acts in one show. I knew enough not to ask why he hadn’t done the Neonman routine… It wasn’t DARK ENOUGH!
A mom came up during our conversation with her awestruck little son and asked he ever did “small little birthday parties”. He doesn’t. Not really, no. It would be too expensive, but he enouraged her to have his school hire him.
The guy’s a professional, lady. Didn’t you see the part when I went up on stage to be a volunteer? He asked, “What’s your name?” I said, “Jusby the clown.”
He said, “Jusby… the clown…? Get out of here! I work alone!”
It was all in good fun. I didn’t mind. I would probably have tried to upstage him. Too bad Orion didn’t get the picture of me being sent to the curb though.
on a funny side note… I just grabbed this from a recent Simpson’s episode I saw on Hulu.
Homer: “Big deal! I could juggle six pins if they let me use a UNICYCLE!”
Juggler: “Well, If you think it’s too easy, why don’t you throw me something else.”
Homer throws Bart in.
Juggler: “Are you insane? You can’t throw a little boy into my cascade!”
Homer throws Lisa in.
Juggler: “Stop tossing kids!”
Homer jumps in.