“Wonderful! You really captivated the children! ” - Dana Carvey of Saturday Night Live - Wayne’s World.
YOU are awesome!!! Thank you for all the laughs---kids were clearly over the moon!!!
And I really needed a good laugh---am having surgery today, so now I feel like I got a head start on healing. Thank you especially for that!!!
We never forget how lucky we are to know you :)” - Kristin Charles (San Francisco).
“It's always fun when we host you. I'm the one that should be thanking you! ” - Angela Luis - Youth Services Librarian - Portola Valley Library.
Thank you, the kids were all talking about you today!! They loved it!
Thanks!” - Jodi Hinkin - Stratford School - Santa Clara.
I do a a 50 minute magic/juggling comedy clown show called “Boswick’s Reading Circus”. My show is fun, funny, fast-paced, and filled with interaction. I use between 10 and 30 children to come up with me and participate as magical helpers.
The show begins by putting on my make up. Not a lot of people have seen how a circus clown readies himself for a show. The children find it interesting and educational, but most of all — it’s fun and silly.
I then take the audience on an imaginary journey to the Reading Circus. Here, children will perform all the things they might find in books about the circus. They act out anything from a ring master and wild animals to acrobats (I help them do somersaults, safely) and jugglers. Of course, there is one silly clown leading the way!
At each library show, I ask the librarian to pick out the appropriate books (magic, juggling, circus) and use the books as my background. I will explain many of the tricks I do in my show to the children and encourage them to read more about them in the books.
I encourage questions about all aspects of clowning. Kids love to hear about my time in the circus. And I always make time after the show to sign autographs and take pictures with the children (and their parents!)
My hope is the love and passion I feel for family performing shines through my performance.
I believe that a clown should be funny (and I mean really funny.) You’ll be amazed at how much the children laugh. But most all, the children come away from my library show knowing that reading is fun!
I love performing at libraries. I truly believe that if I can translate the fun of reading, I can change the world one little person at a time!