Monday, July 12, 2010
Ringling Reopens Clown College -- Or At Least the Name; Auditions Offered ...
This was a surprise, and belatedly I report. The Big Show appears to be re-opening Clown College, or cleverly alluding to it.
Eager apprentices are being offered the chance to apply for funny positions on one of the units. From a promo put out on the Ringling website, candidates who pass muster will attend a performance of the circus, then fill out a "more detailed" application. This could lead to more talk and "an intensive training session."
Both sides will eye each other to see if they've got "a mutual fit."
Upon correctly tickling Feld officials, the lucky will "likely" be offered a one-year contract.
A college? I doubt that. An audition, most certainly, with the learning to take place, I'm speculating, in much shorter doses at a location yet to be made known.
Strange; for a moment, I felt a touch of the old Irvin Feld spirit; whatever it was, he played it to the hilt.