I studied clowning with Dell’Arte School of Physical Comedy, Make-A-Circus of San Francisco, and Ron Campbell at Berkeley Rep and follow the principles of Vaudeville Nouveau, The Pickle Family Circus (Larry Pisoni, Geoff Hoyle and Bill Irwin), and others who advocated for humor that does not insult or put down anyone.
I am a colorful and cheerful professional clown in the San Francisco Bay Area. Your children will love me and so will you. I make your party lots of fun and give you some helpful hints so things go well. Each child gets special attention.
I do face painting, including jewel clusters, balloon twisting and silly clown magic. Puppets, too, sometimes. Your party is unique. I can customize things to suit your theme and activities. I’ve developed multiple characters and costumes. Let’s talk about what will make your event special. I speak a little bit of Spanish. Yo soy una Payasa.
Call today! (707) 246-0435
Betty Buttons the Clown
My background includes:
Improvisation workshops at Renaissance Pleasure Faire and The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in Northern California.
Busker at Fishermans’ Wharf, San Francisco, doing balloon animals.
Member of professional clown organizations: Clowns of America International, World Clown Association, West Coast Regional Clown Association and Clown Connection in Vallejo, California.
Conventions, workshops and seminars and Bay FABA Face and Body Art.
Corporate and civic events including Fourth of July, Christmas, Parades, Street Fairs, Farmers’ Markets, holiday children’s parties, and employee picnics in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Birthday party clown since 2004.
Retired world performer Stilt Walker.