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Lanky the Clown

The depth of Lanky's performances allow him to work a wide range of audiences from small children's events and family events to night club performances. Venues have ranged from county and state fairs and festivals across North America to International Fairs (Japan). In addition, international goodwill clowning tours and church clowning are part of his dedication to the art. He has repeatedly toured Russia and Guatemala, and has toured Afghanistan and Cambodia as part of an International Coalition of Clowns put together by renown Medical Doctor, Patch Adams - yes the same Patch from the famed movie.   

  The concept was to take the simple universal language of clowning to the children of that war torn country. Thousands of children were visited, many in hospitals and orphanages. This tour was undertaken at great risk to the thirty or so clowns from around the world that took part in it. Most of the tour participants returned to their home counties feeling enriched for the opportunity.  

RUSSIA GOODWILL TOUR
3 YEARS

GUATEMALA GOODWILL TOUR
7 YEARS

CAMBODIA GOODWILL TOUR

APPEARED IN PATCH ADAMS MOVIE:
"CLOWIN' IN KABUL"

SERVED ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE CLOWNS OF AMERICA INTERNATIONAL

CLOWNING INSTRUCTOR at TEXAS JR COLLEGE
13YEARS.

INTERNATIONAL & STATE AWARDS:
- C.O.A. (Clowns of America International)
- T.C.A. (Texas Clown Association)

 

QUOTE-
"Working as a photographer at the New York Daily News, and having traveled to areas of world conflict and disaster, I found Danny's spirit  and heart uplifting. I was privileged to photograph him as he changed into character, " Lanky the Clown " where he then performed shows for the children of Kabul. In stifling heat and makeshift performance areas, Danny never complained... he is the consummate professional"
                                -Chet Gordon, Photo Editor

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