Ticket giveaway: 500 Clown "Frankenstein"

December 28, 2011
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 Want to get the year started with something unlike anything you’ve seen before?

Then enter here to try to win tickets to see the 500 Clown, the nothing-else-quite-like-it gang of ultra-physical performers turning Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on its grave-robbed ear.

Note: This is not a clown show for the young ones.

More on the company and its Center for the Performing Arts appearance here and here.

All you have to do to enter is name your favorite clown and/or your favorite Frankenstein film. I’ll pick one winner at random.  

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  • Bozo
    The name says it all.
    • Sad Clown
      Because they're the funniest.
    • Cirque clowns
      I always like the clowns in the Cirque Du Soleil shows!
    • Clowns and Frankenstein
      Abbott and Costello because they were always clowning around (Who's on First) and to go along with it, Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein!
    • Clowns scare me
      Bozo
    • Mel Brooks
      They clowned around in Young Frankenstein.
    • Clown
      Emmett Kelly - best clown ever.
    • Red Skelton
      Immortal!
    • Favorite Clown
      Indiana native, Red Skelton
    • Fav Frankenstein
      Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein!
    • Ronald McD
      ...for his work with kids
    • Clown
      Krusty the Clown!
    • Young Frankenstein
      Mel's movie is great fun with a great cast. There was a 1970's made for television version of Shelley's story with Leonard Whiting and Michael Sarrazin as the Doctor and Monster repectively that was quite good as well. As for clowns, the Pierot is as good as any...
    • Ft. Wayne Favorite
      Happy the Clown from Happy's Place!
    • fav clowns
      The Joker!
    • Clown God
      My clown is Red Skelton. "Gods and Monsters" tells the story about the director of the Frankenstein films.
    • The Clowns in Washington, DC
      Actually, they're my LEAST favorite clowns.
    • Contest
      Young Frankenstein
    • BOZO
      The first one I've ever met.
    • 500 Clown
      My favorite clowns were Red Skelton and Emmett Kelly, Favorite Frankenstein was the old one with Boris Karloff or Young Frankenstein both Great
    • Dunk
      I am not usually a particular fan of clowns, but I heard that 500 Clown's workshop here a few weeks ago was excellent and the description intrigued me, so I would like to see one of their shows some time. (I confess that I already have Storytelling Arts of Indiana's "Naughty Bawdy Senior Stories" by Roslyn Bresnick-Perry on my calendar for January 14 at the Indiana History Center, but the 500 Clown show sounds good, too!)

      For my "favorite clown" entry:

      The clown in the book Dunk, by David Lubar. From my reading log:

      High school junior Chad lives near the boardwalk on the Jersey shore. He hopes that the hot girl he met last summer will be back again this summer to run one of the games. In the meantime, he wants to become a dunking clown like the new guy who is currently staffing the tank. Actually, there are two men who take turns, but only one is really good at it. Only one is hilarious and clever about making his victims spend dollar after dollar for balls to throw at the target that will dump him into the slimy water.

      This book is funny in parts, but it is more a serious book about the power of laughter to heal. I loved reading it a few years ago when a young man recommended it to me.

      Hope Baugh
      Indy Theatre Habit
      @IndyTheatre
      • Court jester
        Court Jester in Don Mclean's American Pie
      • Stinky the Clown
        Young Frankenstein
      • Klassic Kelly
        My favorite clown has to be Emmett Kelly!
      • Pick me!
        Chuckles and Bride of Frankenstein
      • Fav Clown
        Favorite clown has to be Homey the Clown from "In Living Color"
      • Clarabell
        Clarabell made Howdy Doody a special kid's tv show.
      • Bozo
        Bozo
      • Red Skelton
        Best clown ever!
      • 500 clown.. ticket giveaway
        Lest anyone forget... Lucille Ball!@!!@
      • Clowns
        Red Skelton was the best!
      • Clown
        Bozo
      • Crusty
        Crusty
      • bozo
        Grew up watching bozo the clown and setting up buckets in my living room to throw ping pong balls in
      • Clown Giveaway
        Krusty the Clown
      • Pennywise
        That nightmare-inducing, sewer-dwelling clown from Stephen King's It.
      • The Court Jester
        Danny Kaye in "The Court Jester" - "The chalice from the palace has the pill with the poison, the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true....."
      • Killer Clowns
        Killer Clowns from Outer Space - cult classic.
      • Clown
        My favorite is George W. Bush.
      • Young Frankenstein
        Even after seeing this movie many many times, it still makes me laugh! So many hilarious scenes!
      • Funny Frankenstein
        Young Frankenstein, obviously.
        Clown: Emmett Kelley - saw him as a kid in Sarasota, FL, (former?) winter home of the circus.
      • Red Skelton
        Clem Kadiddlehopper was my favorite clown.
        yeah, I know this dates me
      • I'm tickled
        Wow -- it is very cool and flattering to see one of my books get an unexpected mention. Interestingly enough, when kids ask me who my favorite character is, I usually name Malcolm, the Bozo from Dunk. Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad the book made an impression.
      • Favorite Clown
        Pennywise. Enough said.
      • Favorite Clown
        The clown under the bed in the movie Poltergeist changed my life.

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