Brittainy Newman Visual Journalist Brittainy Newman Visual Journalist

CEO: Clown Executive Officer

CEO: Clown Executive Officer

Behind every artist there are many years of effort and professional training to achieve a quality act. Sacrifice and perseverance are essential for being at one’s best in front of the audience. So, what is it that drives clowns? What encourages them to continue presenting their art? For Roger Drysdale, who performs under the name Ding-A-Ling, “Being a clown is something from within.” For a clown, this is not just a job, this is a lifestyle. They travel all night just to make it to a show on time, to make a child smile or to remind an adult how to dream again. It is not just the physical attributes of a clown that resonates with an audience member, but the unique traits and attitudes such as adaptability and creativity that keep us wanting to know more.

Roles: Videographer, Editor