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The Clown Un_Mask – Dick Monday

Dick Monday founded The New York Goofs with wife Tiffany Riley.

Dick Monday in one of his eccentric moments juggling cigar boxes in the NY Goofs show.

Dick Monday performed with GRANDMA (Barry Lubin) as his partner when they both were with Ringling Brothers Circus.

Here is a video clip (Thanks to Pat Cashin’s Clown Alley blog) of Dick and Barry performing together in 1986.

During the years 1994 to 1998 Dick was the Director of Clown College for The Feld Entertainment Company.

He recruited, trained and created clowns to perform with The Greatest Show on Earth.

Dick and Tiffany split their time between Dallas and New York. (Mostly Dallas!) Between bring up two children and performing in hospitals and other venues in Dallas they are quite busy!

I just finished doing a video interview with Dick Monday about the NY Goofs and it’s history.

Coming SOON!

While researching for this post I found a quote from Dick that I thought was great!

“Utilizing the power of laughter to uplift the spirits of humanity is a huge responsibility and one that historically has been left to the clown. As a clown, I gladly accept this challenge and will strive to parody the power and enlighten the people where ever and when ever it is called for. This is what I do for a living. I’m also good at Ping Pong.”   –  Dick Monday

 

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The Clown Un_Mask – Tiffany Riley

Tiffany Riley of The NY Goofs and Funnyatrics Clown Program

Slappy (Tiffany Riley) performing at the NY Goofs show at The Flea Theatre, NYC.

The New York Goofs recently completed a week workshop in NY for aspiring clowns with guest instructors Tom Dougherty and Barry Lubin.

Their new show WATER FOR CLOWNS will be performed for only 3 Nights beginning Thursday, Aug. 11th, 2011.

For ticket information click here!

Usually Tiffany can be found hanging around with Dick Monday!

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2010 NY Goofs Show – Photographs from the Performance

Welcome to The New York Goofs 2010 Showcase

Larry Pisoni escorts a traveling young man into the world of the side show and carny.

Jay Stewart heads up the Show!

Jay Stewart headed up the show as MC and all around ‘jokester’.

Hilary Chaplain and Dick Monday

Hilary Chaplain and Dick Monday perform a very odd piece of mime!

Hilary Chaplain

A very funny lady with skills and talent  to boot! She performed several pieces in the evening and all were hysterical and artistic.

Jay Stewart, Hilary Chaplain and Evelyn Tuths

Jay Stewart, Hilary Chaplain and Evelyn Tuths perform a finger puppet circus act.

Joel Jeske and Hilary Chaplain ‘squeeze’ one another for fun!

Joel Jeske and Hilary Chaplain perform a ‘squeeze’ and ‘hug’ piece that takes them to the floor.

Tiffany Riley cries her heart out for the audience.

Tiffany Riley cried her heart out for the audience.

Hilary Chaplain

Hilary Chaplain performed a ‘diva’ singer who was carrying more than she expected!

Chet Monday juggling up a storm!

Chet Monday juggles up a storm for his debut performance with NY Goofs.

Evelyn Tuths

Evelyn Tuths performed a ‘dancing senior citizen’ with an affinity to drink a little ‘brew in between her steps.

Joel Jeske

Joel Jeske performs his ‘executive in peril’ piece. A wonderful dark humor that hits home with his great silent skills.

The NYGoofs cast club juggling with Hovey Burgess

The male cast members juggle clubs with Circus teacher/historian Hovey Burgess

Chet Monday

Chet Monday adding to the upbeat motions on stage with his dance moves.

Dick and Chet try and keep up with Tiffany.

Dick and Chet  try and keep up with Tiffany.

NY Goofs 2010 Performance Finale and Curtain Call from Jim Moore on Vimeo.