Straws the Clown has been clowning since 1988. He has received top awards
from International clown associations as well as State and Local clown
associations. Just to mention a couple, First Place Make-up and
Wardrobe competition from Clowns of America International and
6 time First-place state
balloon-twisting champion from Texas Clown Association.
Straws first started clowning his mother
Clown, click here to view) taught him the basics. He then went on to
attend clown school at Houston based Cheerful Clown Alley Clown School
and then received special one-on-one training from a professional clown
tutor. He then started attending clown conventions and seminars
and honed his talents with acting classes at University of Houston.
Straws has reached one of his goals. While attending the clown
conventions, Straws really wanted to be at the same point of
professionalism as the lecturers were. To be able to make other clowns
laugh and to teach the finer arts of clowning was his goal. He is now a
sought after lecturer and teacher of clowns and has served at
International, State, and Local levels teaching other clowns how to be
Straws is living his dream, he has entertained at thousands of birthday
parties, churches, daycares, public schools, company picnics and has even
had the honor of entertaining children not only in the U.S.A. but also in
China and France.