Tharpo the Clown

Tharpo the Clown has performed at thousands of events since 1984. Crafting a spectacular, one-of-a-kind show that will amaze and amuse your audience, Tharpo uses skills such as: jokes, poetry, magic, juggling, comedy, ballons, games, face painting, balancing, mime, stilt walking and many more!
We want to make your Next Library or School Event your Best Event by providing you top-of-the-line entertainment! 
Tharpo the Clown - our most "all around" entertainer - can do most anything! He is one of the top-ranked entertainers in Texas, having won the Kathleen Turner Scholarship in Performance at Southwest Missouri State. With thousands of events under his belt since 1984, his shows are perfect for any event. He does a high-energy comedy improv show appropriate for participants aged 3-98. Uniquely skilled in Crowd Control, Meet and Greet, or being a Barker, Tharpo can adapt to any crowd's needs - whether entertaining or crowd movement.

Tharpo can also be very interactive - teaching your participants to Juggle, Balance Objects, and Twist basic Balloon Animals. Or, he can organize and run some fun, high-energy Games like Limbo, Walking Basketball Hoop, Jump Rope, Hula Hoop and Parachute Games or...bring out the Bubbles for Fun and Entertainment! He can quote poetry (cool stuff he has written), tell puns for hours (we mean it!), and literally entertain your participants from morning until sundown!

Tharpo can dress in a variety of costumes to enhance your event! How about a cowboy on stilts, or a gorilla in a tutu? Uncle Sam is always a hit, as is the witty Renaissance man!

Tharpo has a vast array of entertainment he can provide, including:

  • Clowning (with or without make-up)
  • Juggling (clubs, knives, balls, torches - on fire or not!)
  • Balloons (small or large)
  • Magic (shows or walk around)
  • Stilt Walking and Unicycling
  • Mime
Our other amazing entertainers can also do:
  • Face Painting and Caricatures
  • Puppets and Animal Shows
  • Glitter Tattoos and Airbrush Temporary Tattoo
  • Fortune telling
  • Costumed Characters (Action Figures), Seasonal Characters (Easter Bunny or Santa), Themed Characters (like Pirates and Cowboys)
  • And Much, MUCH More!
"I have been doing children's services in public libraries for over thirty years. For anyone looking for a program that will be enjoyed by all, Tharpo is the one who will give and give. Tharpo is 'Greaaaat!' 'Wonderful', 'Full of Excitement', and FUN...FUN...Fun!!! He shows plenty of vitality, ebullience, eagerness, exhilaration, enthusiasm for the work he does. He performed for us here at the Ennis Public Library last summer; he was loved by children of all ages. Always up and running and having a good time! Even on the telephone while you are booking him. You cn't go wrong with Tharpo!" - Ms. Charlene, Child Services, Ennis Library

"Tharpo the Magician is an exciting and humorous performer whose talents range from master juggler to accomplished magician and a collector of puns. Improvising his performances off of what the audience would like to see, he brings a catered and unique show that everyone will enjoy. Always courteous, professional and arrives early to set up. Tharpo is an excellent performer to have for fun entertainment." - Dorothy Tadlock, Children's Librarian, Central Library, Nicholson Memorial Library System

"Tharpo's show was excellent! The kids had a great time and enjoyed the Commerce Public Library's Summer Reading Club party very much! The party would not have been the same without the funny jokes, magic tricks, and acrobatic skills that Tharpo provided. There was so much variety in the act that the kids never got tired and I'm sure that they could have gone on watching for another hour. The adults at the party also had a great time and appreciated Tharpo's jokes at least as much as the kids did. I would recommend this show for any librarian looking for a Summer Reading Program. Thanks." - Gayle Gordon, Director, Commerce Library

We look forward to working with you and your next event! Call early to book your date: 972-889-7777

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