I embarked on my second childhood as a nine foot CcKlown in 1996. With my partner, Jerry williams, we have entertained at festivals, fairs, grand openings, parades and special events from Little Rock to Phoenix, to Boise, and beyond! Have put 100's of miles on my stilts, including two marathons on stilts and dozens of 5 and 10K charity walks and parades. Some of our toys include 18 foot tall Giant Parade Puppets, old fashioned hand held wood stilts, the solar powered Bubble Tower and 10 foot tall dancing Christmas Tree puppet costumes for parades and atmosphere entertainment. Member of the Colorado Clowns, Colorado Festivals and Events, Colorado association of Fairs and Expos, COAI, WCA, IFEA, IAFE.
Signature gags and routines include painting the sky with a 50 foot ribbon and 20 foot fishing pole while dancing on stilts! Free! Ear Cleaning with a four foot jumbo q-tip! Free Weed Wacker Haircuts with a foam rubber weed wacker, and plate stalking with a way oversize jumbo extendo fork! Stilt dancing while making BIG Bubbles!
Comedy usher/doorman/valet parking attendant makes a terrific greeter for black tie, fundraising, after prom, or other event.
Oversize Family Friendly entertainment for concerts, festivals, building dedications, parades, county fairs, art and music festivals, Pride events, and many other venues and celebrations including holiday, patriotic, civic, commercial and religious.
We welcome special requests and can offer custom stilt costumes, Giant Puppets, and solar powered Bubble Towers dressed to meet your theme or color requirement. Your logo, image, or message can be worn on my stilt pants, Giant Parade Puppet or Bubble Tower.
Our goal is to help make you a hero, and your event the best ever!
Bill "Stretch" Coleman: Stretch the nine foot clown, Giant Parade Puppet operator, Bubble Petting Zoo rangler,
Jerry Williams: Giant Parade Puppet, Stilt Party instructor, Dancing Christmas Tree, Penguin, Bubble Tower presenter
others as needed. Up to four Giant Parade Puppets: up to four Dancing Christmas Trees, stilt walkers as needed
Colorado Clowns, COAI, WCA, Clown Camp Canada, '96?, '98, and ,1999. Instructors included several former Ringling clowns. Student of street buskers in Sydney Australia and elsewhere. Participant in the Great Clown Adventure in Las Vegas, and Motionfest
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 120 minutes
We are a variety entertainment company based in Denver, CO. We provide ground acts, strolling acts and attractions including interactive stilt walkers, 18 foot tall Giant Parade Puppets, the 14 foot tall solar powered Bubble Tower Sculpture, and group play activities with Giant Bubbles , the Bubble Petting Zoo and dozens of old fashioned hand held wood stilts and bucket stilts.
We help build community by entertaining at fairs, festivals, parades, promotions, celebrations and special events of all kinds within 1000 miles of Denver, CO.
We have entertained at the Adams, Douglas, Eagle, Moffatt and Routt County fairs. The 2008 ND State Fair enjoyed our solar powered Bubble Tower and Thirsty, a Giant Parade Puppet. And at Art Festivals including the Peoples Fair, the Peace Paint IN, the Cherry Creek Arts Festivals in Denver, the Golden, Highlands Ranch and Littleton Summerset Arts Festivals in Colorado; the Summerfest Arts Faire in Logan, UT, the Columbia Festival of the Arts in Columbia. MO, the Fort Dodge, Iowa Blanden Memorial Art Museum 75th Anniversary Celebration, and the Surprise Party in Surprise, AZ
Other fun events: the Denver Green Apple Music Festival, the Lone Tree, CO concert in the park series, The Three Ring Weekend in Copper Mountain, Halloween With Horses (Parker, CO), The Parker County Fair, the Banner Bank grand opening in Boise ID, and numerous parades including the Denver St Patrick’s Parade and the Tulsa, OK, Christmas Parades.
close in parking space. Our truck is our green room and prop storage facility.
We strive to be a worry free, plug and play experience for you. Our goal is make you a hero! Other than a close up parking space our requirements are minimal. No green M&Ms needed! Stilt performing on nearly any surface including hard packed snow or ice, sod, or pavement. Giant Puppet performance subject to wind. Our solar powered (with battery back up) Bubble Tower and mini Bubble Tower can be set up on any semi level space. The full size BT needs about 15 x 15 feet of space, the mini BT 3 x6. Our Giant Parade Puppets are trained to duck under power lines. Our stilt walkers can fit through a doorway and into an elevator, or climb the stairs when needed. We use reclaimed/recycled materials in a number of our Bubble Tower designs and are always on the lookout for new "green" and sustainable opportunities.
Stilt performing with many different costumes including tux, clown, Uncle Sam, cowboy, mardi gras, comedy umpire, Mountain Troll, and more. Proficient on 30 and 48 inch tall stilts. Comedy by Stretch the nine foot clown: Weed wacker Haircuts, Jumbo q tip ear cleaning, Mistletoe Kiss Fishing, plate stalking and other gags. Sky painting with a 20 foot fishing pole and 50 foot ribbon. Bubble Petting Zoo, big bubble production while on stilts. Giant Parade Puppets, Dancing Christmas Trees, Penguin mascot. Solar powered Bubble Tower, mini Bubble Tower. Group activity with the Big Bubble Party and stilt walking workshops or party with dozens of old fashioned hand held wood stilts. Always adding, call for details. Product or corporate logo, image, or message can be affixed to stilt pant legs, Giant Parade Puppets and the solar powered Bubble Tower for sponsor recognition. call for details. Requests for custom props or costumes to meet your theme or message are welcomed.
Past Booked Dates:
06-18-2011 — Summer Solstice Parade and Festival, Anchorage, Alaska
03-12-2011 — ST Patrick's Parade in Denver, CO
2011: 64 gigs
Available for Your
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Birthday Party, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Launch Party, Private Party, Prom, Religious Celebration, Sporting Event, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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