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Remember playing make-believe as a child? Remember playing dress up? Remember laughing at Saturday morning cartoons? Our clowns bring that happy feeling and magic to your party! Our clowns are cartoon characters come to life, out of the silver screen and live at your party! The children will laugh, the adults will laugh, and everyone will be light hearted as a child! After the fun, everyone will thank you for a wonderful time! Our clowns make memories for you and your family that last longer than the taste of the birthday cake. Funny Business clowns deliver memories that last a lifetime! 

Speedy Overview of our Clowns and entertainment options to help you choose!

 
magic
balloons
facepaint
bunny
trained
dog
plate spinning
juggling
puppets
ventriloquism
TX Clown
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Clown Club
President
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Boocoos X X       X X        
Daisy X X† X             X X
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* due to experience level, Maggie is $275 for a one hour performance.
† Indicates an advanced level of skill.
BR - by request, this entertainer will perform with the bunny.
Maggie the Magical Clown™ - Magic that leaves you laughing!
 
Photograph of Margaret Clauder as Maggie the Magical Clown with her puppet Mary.
Photograph of Maggie the Magical Clown spinning a plate on a stick that appears to be balanced on her chin.
Photograph of Maggie the Magical Clown with Elmer the puppet, who speaks through ventriloquism.
 
Maggie has several friends,
such as Mary in her pre-K puppet show.
How good is Maggie at plate spinning?
Mouseover to find out for yourself!
With Maggie's ventriloquism, Elmer
sings a crazy version of happy birthday.

Margaret Clauder is the most experienced, award winning clown Funny Business offers (since 1984). She can handle any type of entertainment and any age. From 1 year old birthdays to 10 year olds, to large corporate parties with adults only, to company picnics, she can do it. Her birthday magic show is hilarious with back-firing, one of a kind magic that leaves her audience rolling on the floor over how dumb a clown can be. Her bunny, Spot, always makes a surprise appearance (disguised as a white tiger.)

Photograph of Margaret Clauder as Maggie the Magical Clown having a bad hat day.

Silly Maggie . . . only a clown would
get confused by her own hat!

For very young children she has a variety puppet show featuring her excellent ventriloquism as Elmer the puppet messes up the Happy Birthday Song every way imaginable. Maggie paints beautiful faces, makes fabulous balloon sculptures, and has won top state and national awards for her work in both! She is the current president of Mid-Cities Clowns, former President of Happi Tymes Clowns, as well as a former clown school instructor. Margaret is a highly requested lecturer at entertainment conventions, and an author for international entertainment magazines.

Maggie the Magical Clown™ is an experienced stage performer, with several shows she can perform at your event. Her programs appeal to a wide age range, and they are full of surprise, laughter, and comical routines. Maggie is beloved by crowds, with the stage presence to give everyone in the audience the feeling that she is performing just for them. You may also want to have Maggie the Magical Clown™ as a walkaround entertainer at your event. She has developed several routines, such as the Funny Film camera, which bring the comedy directly to your guests. Your event will be livelier, you will hear more laughter, and you will get more praise when you add the magical Maggie element to your next function! For either shows, or walkaround, Maggie the Magical Clown™ has the skills to make you sparkle!

"I just want to THANK YOU so much for all you did Sunday! You guys were a huge hit! And thank you so much for EVERYTHING you did!! Without you guys my party would not have been so wonderful! You worked VERY hard and were absolutely WONDERFUL!! I am forever a client!! And a refferer! Thank you again and again AND AGAIN!!!!!!!! AND AGAIN!!!"
-Amy Lule (Find out what other people think about Maggie the Magical Clown!)

To bring Maggie to your event, send a price request.
We'll be in touch to help you make magical Maggie memories for your party!

Photograph of Margaret Clauder as maggie the Magical Clown, spinning a plate with her dog Frank.
Picture of Margaret Clauder as Maggie the Magical Clown with a tiger paw puppet in a giant box of animal crackers.
Photo of Maggie the Magical Clown spinning four plates at the same time.

Maggie out for a walk,
with her dog Frank.

There is a 'claws' for alarm in
Maggie's box of animal cookies !
When she wants to show off, Maggie
juggles 4 plates at the same time!

Margaret (the face behind Maggie) has many learning programs shared at this site -
www.margaretclauderpresents.com

Click to visit and explore her educational shows created for schools, libraries, and daycares!


Sprinkles The Clown
Photo of Sprinkles with a scarf.
Picture of Sprinkles the Clown with her eyes crossed.
Photograph of Sprinkles the Clown holding a Mother Goose book.

Mouseover for Sprinkles in action. Click it to go closer!

Sprinkles shows that special
spot that makes a clown's eyes cross!

"Sprinkles the clown, sat on the wall" -
for the rest of the rhyme, click here!

Photograph of Sprinkles the clown dancing.

Follow along with Sprinkles.
There is a big photo , too!

Once in a great while there comes a clown who is a "natural born" clown. Sprinkles is that clown. Maggie the Magical Clown met Sprinkles at the Texas Mid Cities Clown Alley # 85 where Maggie serves as President. She was so impressed with Sprinkles from the beginning that Maggie decided that this clown would be mentored especially by Maggie, the owner of Funny Business. Maggie attends each clown school graduation ceremony and Sprinkles stood out from her entire graduating class like a diamond in a sea of coal.

She has that special sparkle - that love for children that is so important in a clown. A mother of two girls, one of which dreams of clowning with her mom, she knows kids and kids are drawn to her. 

Sprinkles is a multi-faceted entertainer. You will enjoy her comedy magic show, presented in a fun style all her own. Sprinkles is a solid balloon artist, on her way to attaining exceptional skill in that area. She also offers outstanding facepainting. Whether you want a full show (performance, then balloons and face painting) or you want her for her skills with balloons and paint, you'll fall in love with Sprinkles - just like we did! She is not only warm hearted, silly, and sweet, she's also starting her competition career. At the Texas Clown Association Convention Sprinkles was asked to join Maggie and 2 other clowns in the parade competition. She won 2nd place! This girl is going places! 

Do you want an adorable, sweet clown at your party to enchant your guests and leave you with happy party memories to cherish? Send us a price request!

 

"Sprinkles was great! We were very pleased with her entertainment.
She was exactly what we expected. Thank you!"
-- Erica Willis

 

"Thank you SO much! We all just LOVED Sprinkles!
It was the best party we have had so far!!!!"
-- Mariya Kudyakova


 

Picture of Srinkles the Clown with a book of Mother Goose rhymes.
Photo of Srinkles calling boo!

"Sprinkles had a little lamb . . ." - to find out how
this Mother Goose rhyme ends, check out the big picture!

Boo! She usually adds a peek;
for the full effect, see the big picture!


Boocoos the Clown - From the bigtop to your living room!
Boocoos juggling balls with a tambourine. Photograph of Boocoos the Clown waving from behind a yellow umbrella. Picture of DFW kid parties favorite Boocoos the Clown balancing a spinning plate on his chin.
For a taste of the action, move your cursor
over the picture. Yes, that's Boocoos!
The parasol is not just a colorful prop;
Boocoos uses it for juggling fun!

He's on his knees, but he's not praying;
Boocoos is playing with a spinning plate!

Photograph of Boocoos the Clown saying hi with his yellow parasol.
Boocoos pausing the fun for a quick smile!
Click here to get closer!

When you want to have a REAL circus clown at your party, get Boocoos!

Imagine a clown in the center ring of the circus - spinning plates, balancing objects on his chin, juggling, and keeping all eyes trained on him as the audience is transfixed. That is an example of a circus arts clown, and Boocoos is an expert at physical comedy and entertainment skills. He can have the audience laughing with the trouble he has just getting a folding stool set up, and then he'll have them applauding wildly with his juggling skills. Have you ever tried to roll a ball around on a parasol? It can't be done - yet Boocoos does it! He does it with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face, because he is truly a clown, through and through.

He has a great way around kids, acting like a big kid himself. In fact, he's like a child who takes the wrong approach, and makes it work! Did we mention that he can also make fun balloon animals for the guests? We should have, because when the show is over, the kids will still have that gift from their funny friend. While you would need a big top and elephants for a circus, Boocoos and his act fit right in your living room. If you are having a circus themed party, or if you want a loving clown for your event, you'll be glad you got Boocoos. He is as fun as a barrel of monkeys, with much better manners!

Let us know that you want Boocoos! Send a price request form for a favorite at DFW kid parties! (Parents like him, too!)

"I just wanted to let you know that Boocoos was just absolutely awesome!!!! He was so engaging with all the kids and they had a spectacular time!!!! They were still talking about what a good time they had this morning when I dropped Kris off. Thank you soooo...... much for matching us up!! Please pass my "thank you" on if you can. He was GREAT!!!!!"
Thanks,
-- Paula R.

Boocoos can juggle on two legs, or just one! Photograph of Boocoos the clown balancing a ball on an umbrella. Photo of Boocoos the clown doing plate spinning.
Mouse over the picture to get a glimpse of Boocoos in action. This is not a trick ball! Boocoos really balances
that on the parasol for astounding performances!
Can you see the stick - balanced
on his chin - with no hands?

Daisy the Clown
Photograph of Daisy the Clown, and African American entertainer for DFW kids parties.

Even sitting down, being silly with a trombone, Daisy is one of our most energetic clowns. She dances, she cheers, and everyone falls in love with her!

Daisy is dance crazy. She was a professional dancer for the New Orleans Saints, and so it was natural for her to bring dancing to clowning. Yet the way she does this is unlike anyone else we've ever known - during her show, she teaches the guests dance steps. This way, volunteers don't walk to Daisy: they scoot, slide, and shuffle! While one guest is dancing over to Daisy, the rest call out cheers that Daisy taught them. "Go, go, Dan, you're the man!" She uses this approach for her entire show, turning the whole group into a cheering, dancing, moving chorusline. Guests are involved in a unique way, making a memorable party for everyone!

Daisy has the charisma of a professional dancer, along with a sweet, encouraging way that causes kids to just fall in love with her. For the first part of her program, Daisy makes balloon animals, starting with the birthday child. If they ask for a dinosaur, she may ask "have you ever thought of being a dinosaur?" The conversation continues as the child shares some of what they know with Daisy, already having a starring role in the show. Daisy is beloved of kids everywhere, and she has experience entertaining children with special needs, such as autism or extreme hyperactivity. If you are interested in a hospital clown to match your theme, Daisy's alternate personality is Dr. D. Lightful.

 
Photo of Dr. D Lightful, a hospital clown available from Funny Business.
 

You probably won't meet Dr. D. Lightful unless someone prescribes a dose of laughter as the best medicine!

For 15 years, Daisy has entertained children from New Orleans to Texas. In 2004, Daisy was acknowledged by the mayor of New Orleans for exceptional children's services to the city. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devasted New Orleans, Daisy was evacuated to a relief center with other residents of the city. She spent several weeks entertaining the children also evacuated to the center. She is a devoted children's entertainer in the true sense of the word.

After moving to our DFW Metroplex area, where she is one of the few African American clowns available, Daisy entered the 7 minute sculpture contest in the 2010 T.Jam Best of the City balloon competition. Her sculpture was Tinkerbell In The Forest, which got her first place in this prestigious balloon competition. She definitely has skills in the area of balloon sculpture!

After she finishes the balloons and her comedy magic show, Daisy moves on to face painting. She starts with the birthday child, and paints until every child is transformed into tigers, butterflies, dinosaurs, or anything else they can imagine! Daisy's designs are full face as opposed to cheek or arm art. When the painting is finished, Daisy poses for pictures, then says her goodbyes, letting you bring out the birthday cake and presents. She will leave many happy memories and lots of smiles after her show! Daisy is a sweet, fun, energetic, engaging clown we are sure you will enjoy for your party!

Ready to have Daisy energize your party? Easy - just send us a price request form!

Pic of Daisy the Clown posing with an inflated plastic guitar.
 
Photo of Daisy the Clown, an African American entertainer for children's parties in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas area.
 
Photo of Daisy the Clown, a kids party entertainer in the Dallas area, holding an inflated plastic guitar behind her back.

It's not electric - it's air guitar, so the only deafening sound will be the laughter and applause of the guests!

 

Even with an instrument she doesn't play, Daisy makes it look like the most fun activity in the world!

 

Whether it's leading the guests in an encouraging cheer, or air guitar, Daisy makes it super fun!


Hanky the Clown
Photo of Hanky the Clown with a puppet. Photograph of Hanky the clown with a puppet. Picture of Hanky the Clown with a puppet friend.
 

(click any picture for a larger view!)

 
Photo of Hanky the Clown with her frog puppet.

Click to get closer to Hanky
and her froggy friend!

Tricia is a former officer for Texas Mid Cities Clown Alley number #85. She is an accomplished puppeteer. Her voices with her puppets are hilarious! She writes her own original material that you will find no where else. She performs a wonderful show that involves clown magic, puppetry, and general silliness. She is a very accomplished balloon artist as well as face painter too. She is also a lovely person to know and very gentle and sweet with children. She performs as Jolly (out of make-up) for really young children who may be afraid of clown make-up. She stays very busy! On top of all that, Hanky the Clown was the Funny Business entertainer of the year for 2008, and the Texas Clown of the Year in 2007!

"The children and parents all enjoyed Hanky. She is excellent at what she does. We will book her again for future parties. Also, other people from the party took cards and said they were going to be booking as well!"
Leslie Kelsheimer


To get Hanky for your party, send us a Price Request, and we'll get right back to you!

Photograph of Hanky the Clown waving.
Photo of Hanky the Clown.
Photograph of Hanky the Clown with a Western puppet.

(click any picture for a larger view!)

I can't believe the wonderful time my guests and I had over the past weekend ...It was all thanks to the wonderful world of Hanky .. by far one of the best performances I have ever seen...from my family to Hanky ... you were Great !!!!!!!!  My kids enjoy every part of your puppet show ...... made every one there laugh.....Face painting was unbelievable....  Hanky thank you so much ..And yes we will be calling you next year for our kids party ... That if you would love to come back.... Mark..... Hanky was the greatest clown ever...... You need more clowns like her ..
Thank y'all so much .....GO HANKY GO !!!!!!!!

--Leroy Salazar


Boopsie the Clown
Photograph of Boopsie the Clown smiling, an entertainer for the Metroplex.

Have a closer look at Boopsie!

Photograph of Boopsie the Clown, a Dallas Ft. Worth area entertainer.

Get even closer to a perennial favorite!

Making your birthday the one to remember is the goal of Boopsie the Clown. The red headed ruby lipped beauty will bring fun and excitement to all in attendance. Each child is special to Boopsie. She performs magic and puppets, face painting and balloons for the occasion. The birthday child becomes the star by magically producing a rabbit for everyone to pet!

Boopsie specializes in birthday shows for children ages 4 and up. She is an excellent magician too! She should be, as she was mentored by one of the best magicians in the metroplex, Dal!

Would you like Boopsie to make your event a biunch more special? Send us a Price Request, and we'll get back to make this event the best one ever!

"Boopsie was wonderful!" - Trista Harris


Dubble Bubble
Photograph of Dubble Bubble the clown posing with her hand near her hair.

Dubble Bubble checking her hair. Is this silly enough, dear?

"She managed to entertain all of the children, keeping them involved. My 1 year old "the birthday girl" could not stay away from her. We loved her!"
-- Alexia Silva

Have you ever met anyone who was naturally entertaining, funny, and charismatic? When you meet Dubble Bubble, you will! She is a gifted entertainer who has put years into perfecting her talent. First of all, she is incredibly likable. Crowds naturally gather around her, waiting for something funny. Susan never disappoints, keeping the audience laughing long and hard when she is entertaining. Second of all, she is great with puppets, marionettes, clown skits, and more!

Susan is the former President of Texas Mid-Cities Clown Alley #85 and the convention chair for the Texas Clown Association in 2001 & 2006. She won a top clown honor in the state in 2001 when she received the Ambassador of Clowning Award for her charitable work. She has volunteered hundreds of hours at Children's Hospital of Dallas and volunteers regularly for The Make A Wish Society. Susan is the UTA Clown School instructor and has taught dozens of clowns in the DFW area their art. She performs comedy magic, skits, balloon artistry, face painting, puppetry, and general buffoonery. She also has other characters to choose from for library and school shows.

Picture of Duble Bubble, a birthday party clown in the Dallas Ft. Worth Texas area.

Dubble Bubble ready to step out for some birthday party for fun!

Whether performing her birthday party show, entertaining with puppets, or offering balloons and face painting, audiences really like Dubble Bubble. Here are a couple more happy customers sharing their thoughts on a fabulous, funny clown!

"Everything was perfect. I would not change a thing!"
-- Zody Solis

"Even the kids that were a little leery about clowns fell in love with her and were very comfortable around her. She had everyone's attention from start to finish. The balloons were a great ending! She was fabulous!"
-- Cheryl McCall


To bring Dubble Bubble (for twice the fun!) send us a Price Request with the party details. We'll get in touch right away!


Miss Cookie

Photograph of a female clown with a rabbit.

Miss Cookie with her carrot lovin' buddy!

Photo of Martha as Miss Cookie.

Miss Cookie taking a wagon of fun to another party!

Martha has been entertaining children since 1996. She is the former President of Happi Tymes Clowns in Arlington. Barely 5 feet tall, 100 lbs. and with a tiny little voice, she looks like a big kid herself. She is definitely an adult but still a child at heart. Children gravitate to her because she is happy, non-threatening, and has such a sweet demeaner. She has a cute magic show and can face paint, make balloon animals, play games, perform with puppets, or tell stories with the children. As you can read below, children and their parents have lots of good things to say about Miss Cookie!

Awards: Gold medal for skit performance at Circus Circus, Las Vegas, Gold Medal for skit performance Steve Kissell's Comedy Workshop.

"She was sweet and funny - not "scary." The kids loved the show so much!"
Leah Carithers

"The children loved the show. It kept their attention. She is so sweet!"
Tori Harris

"Thank you much for all your help! Miss Cookie was Awesome!
We will call you when we have another event."
Juan Trevino - Territory Account Manager - H&E Equipment Services

To get Miss Cookie adding fun to your event, send us a Price Request, and we'll get back with details back right away!


Fannie the Clown
Photograph of Fannie the Clown, a dfw kids party, all occasion performer for birthdays, celebrations, and more.

Fannie is a clown light on makeup,
but she pours on the comedy and fun!

Shelley is a lovely lady and mother with lots of experience pleasing a crowd. She brings her experience as an entertainer when performing as Fannie the Clown. Fannie uses a minimal make-up design, which is a great option when the birthday child is uncertain about a full make-up clown. Shelley is charming and lighthearted, quickly making friends with all the guests at the party.

As Fannie the Clown, she performs a magic show, makes animal balloons and/or face paints. Her face painting is quite extraordinary - some of the best in the DFW area! While face painting at your party, she gives the children a beaded bracelet craft to make and keep. We recommend her for girl parties with 12 or fewer children. If you will have over 12 guests at the party, book her for 1½ hours to give her enough time for face painting. You will be stunned at the quality of her work with a facepaint brush! You'll also enjoy her show. In 2007, Shelley won the Funny Business Entertainer of the Year award!

Fannie would love to make your event more fun! Sends us a Price Request, and we'll take it from there!

Photograph of Fannie the Clown in her costume, available for entertainment, face painting, and balloons.   Photo of Fannie the Clown, a face painter, ballon hat maker, performer for all occasions in the Dallas Fort Worth area.   Picture of Fannie the Clown, a children's party performer in the Dallas Forth Worth, Texas area.
Click on her photos to go closer
to Fannie, a most charming clown!
  Kids will want to know if her propeller works, and the name of her dog.   You see the dance - get closer
to try and hear the song!

Posie the Clown
Photo of Posie the Clown with a black tophat and a rabbit inside.

Posie with a fuzzy white friend. Get
a little closer
for an introduction!

Debbie has several different clown characters including a western clown and a nurse clown, but Posie is her most popular for children's parties. She has an adorable magic show which always includes her live bunny magically appearing.

Posie has a trained dog, Bebe (a Jack Russell Terrier) who can come with her. Bebe performs numerous tricks like jumping through a hoop, playing dead, rolling over and more! He is great with children and kids (and adults) just love him! When Bebe is not performing Posie can put him into his carrying crate while she performs magic, makes balloon animals, plays games or face paints!

In addition to all this, Posie performs with puppets, and juggles scarves. Her years of experience make her superb in handling all types of audiences. Debbie has been clowning since 1986. A former President of Texas Mid-Cities Clown Alley #85, Debbie has mentored many other clowns in the DFW area.

Awards: Gold Medal for skit performance on stage at Circus Circus. Texas Clown Association 2nd place group skits. Funny Business Entertainer of the Year in 2004.

"Excellent job!"
Jody Headley

Watch Posie entertaining with Bebe at an event.

"All of the adults attending the party enjoyed the show too and asked for business cards." 
Cecilia Luu

"My son said his favorite part of the party was the clown - and we had a lot going on with the carnival theme! She even had the adults entertained! She was very good with the kids." 
Laura Knowlton


Miss Posie is just the right ingredient for fun! Get her added by sending a Price Request so we can be in contact with you!

 

Please call us at (817) 265-5696.
We'll help load your function with fun!


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Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, Fort Worth, while also matching just the right clown for
for celebrations and parties at homes in Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Southlake,
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