Pippi the clown arrives beautifully dressed
to amuse & greet all of your guests.
Pippi amazes with Magic, on stage or walking around;
she sculpts wonderful Balloon Animals and Hats,
and also Face Paints Fabulous Faces!
She always brings games, laughter, surprises, and fun!....for everyone!
Her years of experience and wide range of abilities make Pippi the perfect entertainment for kids of all ages & grown ups too, & she has many characters from which to choose. Pippi loves fairs, events, promotions, and Parties too,
and she especially loves to play with you!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 9999 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000.00 - Clown performance Insurance
What to Expect
Pippi arrives fully dressed and looking her best! She often brings her magical cart with beautiful umbrella full of games, magic, balloons, and face painting fun. She can walk around gathering crowds and creating excitement wherever she goes or she can create her own little performance area, either way, Pippi has magic in her pockets and games in her cart. Her show can be on stage or in the yard. It is totally self contained and mobile. Typically she walks around and plays some games followed by a 30 minute magic show where the special guest is the star. Pippi can then create balloon sculptures for everyone, adults and kids alike; giant balloon hats and varied animals and toys, the only limit is our imaginations. She can then break out the face painting fun! She has a giant chair and table too so everyone can see when she is painting you!
Pippi is available to do all of the above or any one skill. She often performs magic for her entire set or creates fabulous balloons to immediately dress up an event in a celebratory way or sometimes she sets up and paints fabulous faces for everyone there!
She is adaptable to circumstances and every one's fun....
Pippi performs Magic, both shows and walk around, creates beautiful balloon sculptures and hats, as well as painting marvelous faces and arm & leg designs, leads games and MC s many events. She has costumes and characters for every occasion and shows for every holiday. She can also create custom characters and costumes for your company and/or event!
When Pippi or any of Jeanne Thomas' characters perform, they typically arrive at least an hour early to be prepared for any situation. They arrive fully dressed and completely made up, ready to go except for changing into their big shoes and hat. They will check in with the host or hostess or contact by phone or in person if appropriate and then set up and load her beautiful cart with magic, balloons, pumps, and face paints, as well as toys, games, gags, and fun! She tries to bring something wonderful for everyone and for every eventuality.
Pippi will appear right on cue with her trumpet and cart full of fun ready to engage the crowd in having fun. She is an expert at lifting spirits and bringing a playful sense of participation and fun to almost any group and age, from the very young to the very old. She loves to bring out everyone's playful good nature.
Jeanne was trained as a professional actress and a director and has taught theater and acting at New College, Sarasota, Fla; The New School for Social Research in New York City, The San Francisco Art Institute and independently in Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Florida and California. She was a serious student of the classics and loved to direct Greek Tragedies when she was hired to direct a show with students of the well known Mime, Leonard Pitt, in San Francisco. It was there that she first met Bob Taxin, Beppo the Clown, a clown & instructor from Ringling Barnum & Bailey Clown School. Bob encouraged and trained Jeanne in all the basics skills and classic gags of clowning. He also introduced Jeanne to Peggy Ford, Noodle the Clown also of Ringling Barnum & Bailey, who later became the educational director (and many other things besides) of San Francisco Circus Center. Both of the these wonderful Ringling trained clowns were Jeanne's mentors in clowning, circus arts, and entertainment. The three of them performed together for many years.
For more than 20 years now, Pippi has toured widely: performing at events, celebrations, parties, and Fairs all across the Rocky Mountain States as well as California and the rest of the world, including: The World Friendship Festival in Osaka, Japan; as well as performances in Cairo, Egypt, all over Mexico and the United States. She has taught widely and maintained a professional clown company for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area; writing, designing, training, directing, and performing original shows and in festivals and holiday and family celebrations. She also has continued to teach acting and direct plays both in Montana and the Bay Area.
Partial list of Clients: The Yellowstone Club Dirty Annie's Shell Wyo.
Red Skelton's Bday The Olympic Club, SF, Ca Emporium's Dept. Store
Ms. Davies' Bday, Davies Hall Burlingame Country Club FAO Schwartz Flagship Store, SF, Ca
Danielle Steele Calif. Golf Club Macy's stores
The Black & White Ball Diablo Country Club Nordstrum's
(SF & Palo ALto) Orinda Country Club Ross Stores
Robin Williams Silverado Country Club United Way Charities
El Rehani Theater Harrah's, Reno The Museum of Modern Art, SF
Cairo, Egypt The High Sierra, Tahoe The San Francisco Symphony
World Friendship Festival The Sonoma Mission Inn Oakland Museum
Osaka, Japan The Meadowood Resort The Lawrence Hall of Science, Oakland, Ca
Orphanage Tour The Highlands Inn, Carmel SF & Oakland Zoos
Mexico The Claremont Resort
Fairs in: Bumbershoot Festival Make a Circus
Arizona Seatle, Wash UCSF Med Center
California Olde World Fair Shriners Hospital
Montana Las Vegas, Nv Laguna Honda Hosp
Oregon Renaissance Fairs Ca Pac Med Center
Wyoming Dickens Fairs Edgewood Orphana
Idaho Roundup July 4th Fest Many Libraries, USA
N & S Dakota Apple AOL Netscape Sun Micro Microsoft
Kansas Allstate Supercuts Toyota, etc.
Partial list of Fairs:
Arapahoe County Fair, Aurora, Co
El Paso County Fair, Colorado Springs, Co
Bear Lake County Fair, Montpelier, ID
N Idaho Fair, Coeur DʼAlene, ID
E Idaho Fair, Blackfoot, ID
Latah County Fair, Moscow, ID
Nez Perce Fair, Lewiston, ID
The Beaverhead Fair, Dillon,, Mt
Butte Silver Bow County Fair, Butte, Mt
Chouteau County Fair, Ft Benton, Mt
Daniels County Fair, Scobey, Mt
Dawson County Fair, Glendive, Mt
E Montana Fair, Miles City, Mt
Fallon County Fair, Baker, Mt
Lewis & Clark Stampede and Fair, Helena, Mt
Madison County Fair, Twin Bridges, Mt
Montana Fair, Billings, Mt
Northeast County Fair, Glasgow Mt
Northwest County Fair, Kalispell, Mt
Phillips County Fair, DDodson, Mt
Ravalli County Fair, Hamilton, Mt
Richland County Fair, Sydney, Mt
Rosebud Treasure County Fair, Forsyth, Mt
Roundup 4th of July, Mt
Sheridan County Fair, Plentywood, Mt
Tri County Fair, Deer Lodge, Mt
W Montana Fair, Billings, Mt
Wibaux County Fair, Wibaux, Mt
Scotts Bluff County Fair, Nebraska
Upper Missouri Valley Fair, Williston, ND
McKenzie County Fair, Watford City, S Dakota
Central States Fair, Rapid City, S Dakota
Tulsa State Fair, Ok
Big Horn County Fair, Basin, Wy
Fremont County Fair, Riverton, Wy
Lincoln County Fair, Afton, Wy
Park County Fair, Powell, Wy
Sheridan County Fair, Wy
Sublette County Fair, Big Piney, Wy
Teton County Fair, Jackson Hole, Wy
Wyoming State Fair, Douglas, Wy
Clown, Mime, Commedia: Bob Taxin (Ringling Bros), Michael Hennessey, Leonard Pitt, Jim Letchworth, Yuri Belov
Acting, Film, Video: Peter Frisch, Polish Lab Theater, Cyril Clayton, ACT- SF, Joseph Chaikin, Paul Hellyer, Mike Humphrey, Cliff Osmond
Modern Dance & Ballet: Lucas Hoving, Bryner Mehl, Emelle Sonh
Voice & Singing: Virginia Agnello, Shari Carlson
Additional Booking Notes
Call for details ...1-800-45-KLOWN ((phone number hidden))
Past Booked Events
|February 13, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|January 31, 2021 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
My set will depend upon what you would like and the circumstances of the performance.
|Pippi the Clown||performer|
|Flopsy the Bunny||Easter/Spring Character|
|Tricksy The Elf||Christmas/Winter Character|
|Pinky the Clown Witch||Halloween Character|
|Lucky the Leprachaun||St Patrick's Day|
|Harlequeen||Teens & Grown up Character|
|Rosetta||Princess & Renaissance|
Influences & Inspiration
Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Foteet and Chocolate, The Fratellini's, Felix Adler, Bob Taxin (Beppo), Peggy Ford (Noodle)