Lyrics to Chin Up, Stout Fellow! by Johnny Mercer, music by Saul Chaplin, performed by Danny Kaye with Robert Coote (dubbed by William B. Lee) and Rex Evans (dubbed by Ernest Newton) in Merry Andrew
Brother 1: It’s really now or never, son. Fair lady faint heart never won!
Brother 2: We’re with you all the way, old pot! Stiff upper lip, and all that rot.
Brother 1: Chin up, stout fellow!
Brother 2: By George! Good show!
Brother 1: Chest out! And bellow! Pip, pip, eh what?
Brother 1 and 2: What ho! [take Danny Kaye by the arms and lead him forward]
Danny Kaye: But you don’t know what it’s like to talk to father, he’s absolutely irrational!
Brother 1: Balderdash! I shan’t forget that fateful day, I collared him and had my say; I shook him by his blasted ears! It only took me twenty years. (more…)
Into All the World – a free Christian clown skit written by John Gravley
MAIN IDEA: to show that God calls us to go into all the world and share the Gospel. Going into all the world means places far away and places close to home.
HELPERS: at least two clowns and five or six other helpers who can be clowns but do not have to be clowns.
SETTING: any stage area will work.
PROPS: a Bible, a paper airplane, something like a passport, a sign and the five pieces to place on the sign. (more…)
With Thanksgiving, a clown skit for 1 or 2 speaking clowns, by Steve Conley
(originally posted to the Clown Ministry group at http://groups.yahoo.com)
Narrator: Thanksgiving. A day in America to offer our thanks. Family gatherings and holiday meals. Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie with whip cream. Indian corn, holiday parades with giant hot air balloons.
(Clown rubs his tummy to show how hungry he is)
Narrator: Thanksgiving might I say is truly an American holiday.
(Clown picks up a flag and waves it) (more…)
Frankie Saluto photo gallery – Frankie Saluto was a famous circus clown and little person, who became famous with the Ringling Brothers Circus as the whiteface dwarf with the large live rabbit. His career also included an interpretation of a miniature Charlie Chaplin and he was a member of the Ringling Giants, a midget baseball team that promoted the circus.