Clowning is serious business. In fact, it can be deadly serious. But with a smile, a pratfall or a well-timed sandbag drop, the weeks, months and years of training can pay off with big laughs and delighted audiences. Just ask the folks who have seen Lorenzo Pisoni's trouser-splitting one-man show, Humor Abuse, running January 12–February 5, 2012 at San Francisco's American Contemporary Theater (act-sf.org/1112/humorabuse/index.html). Lorenzo learned the art of clowning from his father, Larry, and as the younger Pisoni confesses, it certainly wasn’t all fun and games.
Lorenzo pulls up a stool at The High Bar* — and never falls off of it, darn it — while he and Warren raise a toast to and raise the bar for... Life in the circus.
*This episode shot on location at the fabulous Lobby Bar (thelobbyseattle.com/) on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington. (Thanks, Curtis!)
Thanks to Katie Jackman at Seattle Rep (seattlerep.org/) for juggling... schedules!