Q: How’s the Clowning Business? A: I refer to it as “the Clown Game”. It has taken off astronomically, exponentially, and even a-lot-ally.
Q: What other tricks do you do? A: I twist balloons, paint faces, apply temporary tattoos, juggle and flip fans. Yes, my fans flip for me.
Q: Did you go to Clown College? A:I graduated from the Evergreen State College in 1996 with an emphasis on the construction, use, deactivation and storage of IEDs (Improvised Entertainment Devices). In 2008, I graduated from the Enterprise for Equity Entrepreneur Training with an emphasis on Clown Market Differentiation. In 2009 I graduated from the Simple Fool Silly School (of Top-Secret esoteric clowning). In between, I was an autodidact and attended clowning workshops and study groups.
Q: Are photos allowed? A: Yes and I will pose for as long as you like until you get the best possible picture. Please e-mail me your favorites and a sentence or two describing what you enjoyed. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s worth $10 off your next visit from Jusby if I use your pictures. I will also bring my own camera. Be prepared to point and shoot.
Q: Do you accept cash, check or charge? A: Yes with the following stipulations. Clowning is a service and, as such, gratuities are accepted. Jusby carries no cash. If you do not have exact change, please ROUND UP, so Jusby can keep on schedule. Payment may be made by check to the order of Jusby the Clown OR Justin B. Wright. Please have checks ready before I must depart. You may opt to pay me dramatically (with a flourish) or discretely (with a wink), depending on your philosophy of money. Some people would prefer to maintain the illusion of the clown as a magical creature, free from the mundane concerns of commerce [i.e. he came for free]. Other people would prefer to show their gratitude for my presence by acknowledging the value of the services I’ve provided. The exact details of the amount you reimburse Jusby may be kept secret by putting payment inside of an envelope. Credit cards are only accepted via paypal, a week prior to Jusby’s arrival.
Q: Aren’t pies messy? A: Yes and I strive to plant my pies squarely on the intended face with no spillage on clothing. Nevertheless, faces come in all shapes and sizes and the pie is filled with a viscous fluid (whipped topping) that will slide down and may reach your garments. You can plan to dress appropriately (machine washable in HOT water). You can ask for a smock, bib, or apron. You can have a towel handy. You can tell me NO! In the event of a perfect hit, you may join with me in exclaiming “PIE ARE SQUARE!”
Q: Can you do a performance around my theme? A: Yes I love to customize my performance to fit the occasion. Knowing context around the event and/or honored guest helps me to create a unique experience with routines based on family or corporate culture/ anecdotes and to incorporate site-specific props/ gags. I have taken diversity training and strive to move beyond mere tolerance toward authentic honoring of the diverse population I serve. You can expect me to work on several levels of sophistication. Kids will enjoy simply juvenile buffoonery. Adults will love twists of logic and language. Seniors will appreciate my enunciation and erudition. English language learners will intuitively grasp the meaning behind my tone and non-verbal cues. I refrain from using material that is racist, sexist, homophobic or hurtful. I know that some people truly suffer from Coulrophobia (Fear of Clowns). My mission, however, is to promote healthy laughter, you know.
7 Days a Week
Kids or Adult Birthdays
Visits from 15 minutes to 15 hours
"Jusby takes clowning seriously. Can I say that? He is great and gentle ... silly and irreverent... And if getting a pie in the face is on your list of things to try at least once in your life —c'mon, life is short—, then he's your clown. So go ahead and call him already."
Chris Marquardt, CT, Translator & Medical Interpreter, Spanish Pronto
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Hire Jusby to provide the safe, appropriate, and profoundly memorable surprises at your event in Thurston County, Washington or the greater South Puget Sound region! Call 360-888-2729 to schedule a visit before the date is booked.
“I hired Jusby to clown for me during one of my music shows. He was spontaneous and flexible in how he performed with me and the crowd loved him. Jusby is a very organized, kind, and on time clown. I recommend him for any and all sorts of parties!”
-Chris Sand, Sandman the Rappin' Cowboy
I hired Justin to manage the entertainment at my son’s 11th birthday party. The entire class was invited, and I wasn’t sure how to keep a dozen pre-teenagers (boys and girls) adequately and appropriately entertained. The results were nothing short of spectacular. “Jusby” and his team of clowns engaged the kids by first leading them in an icebreaker Laughter Yoga session. He came prepared with lots of different activities, but the two that the kids went absolutely ga-ga over were the face painting and the pies. I’ve never seen kids line up so enthusiastically to get a pie in the face. Additionally, several of the parents opted to be pied as well. Everyone was laughing hysterically and very happy. As an added bonus, Jusby and his team handled the cake presentation and serving (clowns serving cake!) and the unwrapping of gifts (hilarious). BUT THAT’S NOT ALL – Jusby also provided me with beautiful online photos of the event (he’s a terrific photographer). Would I hire him again? In a New York minute. He will give you every dime’s worth of your money and then some. He’s also great with all ages, from little kids to adults. Highly recommend.