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SD rodeo clown nominated for lifetime PRCA award

October 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Duane Reichert has spent 44 years in the PRCA, entertaining rodeo fans from coast to coast. Continue Reading

Professional clown had iPad stolen from Steve Jobs’ home

August 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — An iPad stolen from the home of the late Steve Jobs ended up in the hands of a professional clown who had no idea it was pilfered from the Apple co-founder’s house.
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Video: Clown Academy

July 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Clown Academy classes taught by Professor Friendly the Clown aka Bob Jensen were held last week in Terrace, Minn. Continue Reading

Award-winning Willmar man has passion for clowning

May 7, 2011 in West Central Tribune

That’s according to Randy Christensen of Willmar.
And, Christensen knows something about clowns: he’s been teaching and writing about clowning for years, and has performed in 25 states and four foreign countries all over the past 30-plus years.
Clowns show themselves in different ways and provide stress relief, he said.
“I really think that is my mission. When you step out and people have been having a tough day and they see you and they start to laugh, it gives them that spark that they can continue on, even though things may be a little tough.
“When we start to laugh at something, you can conquer it. It doesn’t conquer you anymore when you laugh at it, and clowns give you the opportunity to laugh about those types of things.”
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