Charles Lauder has been clowning around Manitoba for the better part of twenty years. His clowning antics have taken him all over the province from Churchill to Emerson, and even on the other side of the world in Dubai.
Growing up a theatre kid, Charles met a real live clown in his teen years. Fester the clown showed him all he could be in grease paint and Charles' plunge into the circus arts was assured. He learned everything he could in magic, juggling and clown skills. He best and favourite of all is twisting balloons. Now he is set to travel the world and share his love of the circus arts.
Charles has strived to grow his character and his skills over the years. He attended clown camp canada for two years, as well as the world clown association convention. He has taken workshops with ringling bros. clowns, international jugglers and worldwide balloon artists.
He is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns Canada. He has also served as president of the Bump a Nose Clown Alley and the Winnipeg Circus Club, and is the regional director of the central Canada for the World Clown Association.
Charles and Sleepy have performed at the Teddy Bear Picnic, Kids Fringe, Churchill Aurora Fest, Festival of Fools, countless birthdays and company parties.
"We have hired Sleepy on many occasions. Magic, juggling, comedy and audience participation are just a few of the amazing things that come with Sleepy the Clown. His balloon animals take on a magic of their own. I have booked sleepy for many events over the years and our clients continue to book him year after year. He is a great clown and a wonderful performer to work with."
-Kelly Golembiski: Clowns, Magicians and More.