So you want to be a clown? Join the school

COLOURS: Cloaked in many colours, the team at last year's Christmas Pageant kept the crowd entertained, but this year there are bigger plans.
COLOURS: Cloaked in many colours, the team at last year's Christmas Pageant kept the crowd entertained, but this year there are bigger plans.

So you think you are pretty funny?

Those one-liners and comic antics keep everyone laughing … or so you think?

Now is the time to put your comedy to the test by joining Clown School to get ready for a spot in the Christmas Pageant on December 2.

The aim is to have 30 costumed, coloured-hair, red-nosed warriors on the route this year compared with half as many last year.

Recruits are being sought from the ranks of older teenagers and adults.

“We aim to have many more clowns,” said pageant president Karen Seindanis.

Clown School will be on October 22 with tips provided by drama teachers.

“They are actually going to teach them clown tricks,” Ms Seindanis said.

“If they want to register, they have to get in quickly.” Go to portpiriechristmaspageant.com then click “volunteer” to nominate as a clown or elf.

Leading the way will be clown co-ordinator Jayne Gebert, one of the newer members of the Christmas Pageant Committee.

The committee wants the clowns to have fun with the crowd.

“We are looking for older teenagers and adult clowns to complement our younger clowns to be able to act out and play games with the audience as they are walking along, similar to what is done in the Adelaide Christmas Pageant,” Ms Seindanis said.

“We feel that by adding this theatrical touch it will captivate the imaginations of the children and make for more fun.

“We are looking for individuals who want to release that inner clown! We will provide free training with a qualified clown on October 22, but people need to register as a volunteer as soon as possible.

“We we can supply the clown costumes and training then on Thursday, October 26, it will be time to clown around to test those new skills at Twilight Fun @ Park, just to get the feel in real time and as a practice session for the pageant. What are you waiting for? Join the magic!”