Need a clown for a birthday or to amuse crowds at the fairgrounds or trade fair?
A maitre de to seat the delegates at your convention or cocktail party?
Walk-about is Hamlet the Clown’s forté.
For birthdays, I am at your house for one hour. I do a 30 min show, then for the rest of the hour, I tie balloon sculptures for all the children. The show includes mimicry, mime juggling, (balls/ pins/ hat ) a small bit of clown magic, follow the leader, and lots of audience participation. It is good for all ages. If it is fifteen children or less and at your place of residence I charge $120 for the hour.
Santa also is available for Xmas parties at a reasonable rate.
Hamlet was very professional. He arrived on time to the birthday party and was prepared to give a great performance. The kids were engaged from beginning to the end and adults also enjoyed the show. Very kind and gentle with the kids. I would definitely recommend Hamlet. His price is also very reasonable.
Merci Hamlet for making my 4 years old birthday party memorable.
Kids and parents had lots of fun during Hamlet the Clown's show.
He is very playful and energetic.
My daughter said that the show is the best part of her bday party.
Hamlet The Clown never disappoints - his improvisational skills mixed with his humour is the perfect cocktail for almost any event. A group of 10yr old kids is not the easiest crowd, either! Kirk is a pro.
He is the best santa ever! The kids (as well as the adults:) ) were so happy.
He was very engaging and everyone loved him.
He had the kids into the act right from the very start! A lot of fun was had by big and small everyone walked out with a smile on their face.
Kids loved it
It was great - exactly what I wanted. The little kids were still talking about it today and it was the exact touch the party needed.
Hamlet was fun, friendly, and very entertaining. My 5 year old son loved him at his birthday party and my daughter is begging for him for her 7th birthday. The balloon animals were a huge hit!
Hamlet was amazing! He started the minute he got there and put on a fun show for the kids!
Will definitely hire again!!
Kids loved him. Was very funny and witty. We all had a great time. Would def do this again.
Thank you so much for coming to participate in our non-profit fundraiser, it was a pleasure having you be apart of the event!!
This is the second time we had Hamlet the Clown and he never failed to make the kids laughed and be amazed with his magic tricks.
It was a real great show. Thanks, Hamlet!
Response from Hamlet the Clown:
What a magical picnic party you had and the girls were adorable in their princess chairs. Thanks for flying with Hamlet.
He was on time, kept the children entertained while waiting for their balloons and didn’t keep them waiting long
He thoroughly entertained our group of 5 year old kids! Not sure how he does it with that many kids bugging him for balloon animals.
Thank you Hamlet!
We found Hamlet to be a great fit for our 8 year-olds birthday. The kids loved the routine, and the balloon animals were a huge hit!
On top of that, he was punctual, ready to go and a good communicator in the days leading up.
Awesome, entertaining ,funny
You could hear giggles the entire time and all the kids talked non stop about how great it was!
Hamlet did a wonderful job for us at our Family Easter Festival. He made balloon animal (simple ones at our request due to time contraints) with a positive attitude despite larger than expected crowds. (Despite pre-registration of 60 participants, we also had 60 walk-ups. the animals were a big hit. We would definitely invite Hamlet back for another similar event at our church if and when we host another similar community event. responded to larger than usual and have learned that we with a short time window (1 hour 35 minutes, we need a second balllon artist if we have more than 90-100 participants). Thanks, Hamlet, for helping make our event a great success!
Pastor Kent Blanton
Hawkwood Baptist Church
Hamlet the clown was very professional and funny. The kids and adults loved him. We all had a very entertaining time. Our party was a small party at home… but was very nice the hour that he spend with us.
He was really committed to entertaining the children. Everyone loved him! Thank you so much for making it extra special!
Hamlet was a huge hit with 3-7 year olds at my daughter's 5th birthday. Very patient with kids. Everyone got a souvenir balloon animal. Several parents asked for his information for upcoming events. Thanks Hamlet!!
Response from Hamlet the Clown:
Thanks so much for the review and I had a great time with those wonderful children!
Very nice person. Entertained everyone
Hamlet the Clown definately added to our daughters sixth birthday party. This is our second time using him and it was definately worth it. Would highly recommend as a way to create some positive fun core memories for your child.
He was great! Kept the kids entertained and had all the kids and adults laughing:) thanks for making the bday a success !
Very nice, funny clown, the kids enjoyed it. I was just hoping he would of stayed the entire hour, and did a bit more with the kids like possibly face painting. Other than that it was good.
Hamlet the Clown didn't disappoint. He provided us with some great creations as balloon twister plus entertained us with his juggling acts. Hamlet the Clown is an all-round entertainer. Thanks for adding your skills to our event for Pineridge Community last Saturday!
Hamlet was great, the kids loved all the balloons and the entertainment. What a fun day!
Hamlet was fantastic. We have about 100 students come through the event and Hamlet did such a great job with every one of them.
Hamlet was great with the kids , they loved him as did the Adults. Will have him back next year .
Was a pleasure to have Hamlet the kids loved him and we all had an amazing time
Response from Hamlet the Clown:
Thank you so much for those kind words. I have been telling people about your magical walk-in basement and the story about how you procured the Ronald McDonald's makes them all laugh.
Thank you for that well organized and fun performance.
Attended a birthday party hosted by a friend and he was hired as an entertainer. Kids age ranges from 5-7, and what irked me was when he would call “you crazy kids” or “I will kill you” which i feel inappropriate for the kids to hear. His juggling and tricks are outdated so some of the kids looked bored. I can see the look on the face of the birthday girl and she wasn’t amused at all. But kids love the balloon twisting.
Response from Hamlet the Clown:
So sorry your experience with Hamlet was not a pleasant one. I know hiring an entertainer is expensive and expectations can be high but I endeavor to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the participants. Thank you for your feedback.
The kids had so much fun
The only child was the birthday boy and the rest of us were adults, but Hamlet the Clown still made it fun and exciting. Thank you for making Gaby's 8th birthday great!
We had hamlet the clown for my five year old daughters birthday party. I watched her the entire time and she had a smile on her face the whole time! Hamlet was funny for both the adults and the kids. He put on a great show and everyone loved the balloon animals!
All was good , kids were happy. Parents not so much.
Hamlet used a lot of words that parents thought were not age appropriate. See video below.
“ you crazy kids”... “ you can die”.... I can kill you” “this is dangerous “ . Kids were laughing and in the same time during the other act one girl was afraid being on the floor head down what will happen , that hamlet yells “ don’t look, don’t lift your head up I could kill you, this is very dangerous “ her face was not happy she got tears in her eyes.
Those kids are 5 year olds.
Again mostly kids were happy..... but moms and dads around gave me THE look and a comment that his performance ( words) is not for this age group.
He played with kids for maybe 20 min ( came about 7 min late) and then he was sitting in the chair doing balloons.
Again..... kids were ok and happy with him.....
I think he was cool, for his age he did his best. Balloon part I would always skip from now on.
Thank you very much
Kids loved him
Everyone loves it! He did a great job!
The children had a good laugh and he kept them engaged!!!
Suited best for younger children under 5
Real funny and good with the balloons. Worth every penny!!!!
Hamlet did an amazing job. All the kids were engaged and laughing the whole time. We had ages 3-9 and they all loved the show equally. I would recommend Hamlet for all your party needs!!
Hamlet was very entertaining ,very funny had great interaction with the kids.
Hamlet the clown was awesome ,he had great interaction with the kids ,he was funny and very entertaining.
He made a special balloon for each child ,made them feel special.
He was punctual (even though we weren't) and incredibly patient while teaching our group how to juggle!
the kids enjoyed Hamlet and was good for my sons 5th birthday. Great price for the hour.
he had them laughing the whole time.
Hamlet the clown did an awesome job! The kids enjoyed his performance and was talking about it even after he left. Will highly recommend him to friends and to all who reads this.... Great performance .... We loved it! Way to go!
Hamlet was great. The kids all loved him and he really had their attention the entire time. Highly recommend for a kids party.
What to Expect
Need a juggler to entertain line ups? A clown to amuse crowds
at the fair grounds or trade fair? A maitre de to seat the delegates at your convention or
cocktail party? Walk-about is Hamlet the Clown’s fort. He is a consummate roving
performer and this act is the perfect ingredient to warm up a crowd, add colour to a large
function, or give your special event a festival atmosphere. Hamlet is the ideal strolling
character for all occasions, with a capacity to entertain 500 people per hour. His roving
antics include: juggling, mimicry, crowd control, music and short shows any of which can
happen at the drop of a scarf, and boy can this clown dance!
SHOW - HAMLET LETS LOOSE
This show is a serious tragedy about a clown. The story centers around what happens when you let a hyper-tense clown like Hamlet loose. Full of frivolous hijinks this half hour show includes mime, mimicry, pin and ball juggling, hat manipulation, gymnastics, clown magic, follow-the-leader, and plenty of audience participation. HAMLET LETS LOOSE is a thirty minute show, perfect for family audiences and is suitable for outdoor performance
What people have said about Hamlet the Clown
"draws laughter like a magnet"
Louis Hobson The Calgary Sun
"a polished performer....an original offbeat talent"
Kenneth McGoogan The Calgary Herald
“All the Children loved you. Repeatedly people came up and raved about Hamlet the Clown. Your ability to captivate the audience , make us all laugh, your non-stop antics and your incredible endless energy was just ...WOW!”
Anita Baker Independent Order of Foresters
“Hamlet was a tremendous success and was enjoyed immensely by all who attended the reception”
Don Sparrow Minister of Tourism
“awesome clown dude”
Bill Walters Aged Ten
I’ve had extensive training in acting, clowning, and dance, and as Hamlet the Clown I’ve enjoyed a twenty year career as a professional entertainer. Of the myriad of festivals and special events I’ve participated in, highlights for me include: Expo ’86, the Calgary Olympic Festival, the Edmonton Street Performers’ Festival, the Calgary and Edmonton First Night Festivals, and the Calgary Winter Festival. From 1984 - 86 I performed in Alberta schools and I have taught workshops in clowning, juggling, and acting, both for the school system and the community. For ten years I taught curriculum using drama to students in the Calgary school system through program sponsored by Calgary Arts Partners in Education until it dissolved in 2008. Presently I teach playwriting to Alberta junior high school students and poetry to grades four to six under the Artist in Schools Residency Program funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, as well as teaching for the Epcor Centre for Performing Arts.
Additional Booking Notes
Needs a dressing room. Travel and accomodation costs are not included in performers fee.
Past Booked Events
|January 29, 2023 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|December 25, 2022 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||House Party|
|December 24, 2022 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Christmas Party|
|December 18, 2022 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 13, 2022 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Virtual Event|
|December 11, 2022 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 10, 2022 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||House Party|
|December 04, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|December 03, 2022 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 19, 2022 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|October 15, 2022 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 11, 2022 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|August 27, 2022 • 10:00am - 4:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|August 24, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|July 15, 2022 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|July 01, 2022 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Festival|
|June 26, 2022 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|June 25, 2022 • 11:30am - 2:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 18, 2022 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 16, 2022 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Graduation|
|June 12, 2022 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|June 11, 2022 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|June 05, 2022 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|June 04, 2022 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|May 29, 2022 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|May 21, 2022 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|May 14, 2022 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|May 14, 2022 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|May 02, 2022 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|April 24, 2022 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|April 09, 2022 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Festival|
|March 26, 2022 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|March 05, 2022 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|February 27, 2022 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|January 15, 2022 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|December 31, 2021 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||House Party|
|December 18, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|September 04, 2021 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|August 28, 2021 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|August 22, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|August 15, 2021 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Festival|
|July 24, 2021 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 17, 2021 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|July 10, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|July 08, 2021 • 7:00am - 11:00am||Nonprofit Event|
|June 29, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Birthday Party|
|June 20, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Nonprofit Event|
|June 12, 2021 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|September 18, 2020 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|August 21, 2020 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Teen Birthday Party|
|August 09, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|June 14, 2020 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|January 12, 2020 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 13, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|November 23, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 12, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 21, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Surprise|
|June 16, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||House Party|
|December 01, 2018 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|November 25, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 13, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 30, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 25, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Dinner Party|
|July 14, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 10, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 03, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 02, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 14, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 24, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 15, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|March 26, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 17, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 05, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|November 22, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|August 06, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|March 21, 2015||Private Party|
|February 28, 2015||Birthday Party|
|December 19, 2014||Christmas Party|
|December 14, 2014||Christmas Party|
|December 01, 2013||Christmas Party|
|November 10, 2013||Birthday Party|
|October 27, 2013||Birthday Party|
|October 19, 2013||Birthday Party|
|July 06, 2013||Birthday Party|