Lynnwood clown finishes first of three entertainer books

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:48am

LYNNWOOD — Do people laugh at your jokes? Do you have talents that you’re not sure how to put to use?

Longtime professional clown Bruce “Charlie” Johnson, from Lynnwood, has some books for you.

The first of three book volumes, “Creativity for Entertainers Volume One: The Creative Process,” by Johnson, is now available and is coming soon to Barnes and Noble bookstore.

These books were written to help any entertainer learn to be more creative, Johnson said. Using examples and thought provokers, this book guides the reader through an exploration of the creative process so they can consciously use it more effectively.

This book, the first of a trilogy, will help the reader come closer to achieving their potential as a variety artist, he said.

Johnson has been performing as Charlie The Juggling Clown since 1974. He has incorporated clowning, magic, juggling, pantomime, puppetry, trick cartoons and audience interaction into his performances. His experience includes six seasons with American Circuses and 11 years at the Raging Waters amusement park. Johnson wrote “Comedy Techniques For Entertainers,” contributed to “Creative Clowning,” and was a senior columnist for “Laugh-Makers Magazine.” Johnson has taught at the U-Wisconsin Clown Camp ®, and at variety arts conferences throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. His honors include Laugh-Makers Magazine Contributor of the Year and World Clown Association Clown of the Year.

The book is now available from Charlie’s Creative Comedy at P.O. Box 82165 Kenmore, WA 98028. The cost of the book is as follows: Trade Paperback edition is $22 and a hardcover edition is $32, and by mail it would be an additional $4 postage and handling. The books will be available locally at Barnes and Noble stores in about a month.

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