Clown Cabaret

   October 14, 2013

Clown Cabaret
Regular performance at
607 New York Ave. NW Washington DC

Featuring: Beebee, Matt Kaiser, Graham Pilato & Danny Pushkin
Robert Strong
and the Producers!

Karen Beriss emcees

Click here for tickets!

*performers subject to change*


Robert Strong

Robert Strong at Washington DC's Clown Cabaret October 14 2013

It all started when young Robert Strong visited Baltimore. A magician in the Amphitheater mesmerized him. At that moment Robert vowed to be the best magician ever. His parents considered therapy, but magic lessons were cheaper.
Robert continued training at Tannen's Magic School in New York and Towson University in Maryland. He then studied with touring stand-up comedians, Cirque du Soleil choreographers, Ringling Brothers circus clowns, Broadway directors, and world-class jugglers.
Because Robert has worked all over the world, he has mastered performing for multi-lingual audiences. His shows are very visual. Robert has starred in a number of national television commercials, and made appearances on every major network! Wherever Robert goes, he still carries that sense of wonder and passion for magic that he first experienced as a youngster in Baltimore, but now he is the one doing the entertaining!


Kate (Beebee) McGlynn

Kate "Beebee" McGlynn at Washington DC's Clown Cabaret October 14 2013

Kate McGlynn started her theatrical career at 3, in her first dance recital- where her mom had to bring her lunch onto the stage because she refused to leave...

For the last 20 years, Kate has performed in productions from Detroit to San Francisco, and New York to Morocco.  She's versed in improv, dance, fire performing, most circus arts, clown and performance art. Some of her greatest accomplishments include an award winning human statue piece performed across Europe, 4 years of involvement in the Burning Man Opera in Nevada, and the recent 15 year anniversary of her renowned aerial performance art piece in San Francisco involving 9 acrobats and musical choreography.

Her professional affiliations include working with groups like the Cirque du Soleil, Just for Laughs (Montreal), Grotest Maru (Berlin), Derevo (St. Petersburg), the Saltimbankis of Sanvi (La Rioja), Dream Circus (San Francisco), Moshe Cohen (San Francisco) Satori Circus (Detroit), Ward Hall’s World of Wonders Sideshow (St. Paul), Brainstormers (Touring the Midwest), and others. Some highlights include vertical shows on two 15th Century Castles, and a 12th Century Church, and more historical landmarks in Germany, Spain and the US.
In 2009 she produced the 4th "24 Hour Community Spacewalk"; a day long mixture of art parade and a super hero soap-opera that traversed 21 miles throughout the city of Detroit concluding with a collaborative feast for the homeless. She also choreographed and performed in the NFL Pro Bowl halftime show in Hawaii that year.  The Spacewalk event was the forth-sporadic event over a period of 12 years. The first was in San Francisco (1997) with 500 artists, 80 events, and covered 30 city blocks. 
For the last three years, she has focused on creating an award winning children’s Interactive entertainment business that performs all over the the East Coast and is based in Silver Spring, MD.


Matthew Kaiser

Matt Kaiser has been doing stand up comedy, improvisation, mime, clowning and fun things with props since 2006. Matt graduated from Towson University in 2010 with a BS in Theatre. Since graduating, Matt has taken improvisation and writing classes at Second City in Chicago, and he regularly visits Towson University to assist students for Towson's Techniques in Comedy class. Currently, Matt is teaching a comedy workshop at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism at Towson, and is also developing independent comedy workshops for the Maryland and DC area.

Matt Kaiser at Washington DC's Clown Cabaret October 14 2013


Graham Pilato & Danny Pushkin

Graham Pilato at Washington DC'sClown Cabaret October 14 2013

Graham Pilato got his BA in Dramatic Arts at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and after a couple years as a high school English teacher in Southern Maryland ending in 2007, has returned to acting, having now appeared in several Baltimore and Washington D.C. area theatres, including with Fells Point Corner Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Mobtown Players, the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Molotov Theatre, and Happenstance Theater. His background in experimental theatre and improv comedy prepared him for work with Faction of Fools, DC's Commedia dell'Arte theatre group, with which he appeared in “The House with Two Doors” and “Tales of Love and Sausages” in 2010. He is an Associate Artist with Faction of Fools and always looking for new places to be silly.



Matthew Pauli

Matthew Pauli, co-Producer of Clown Cabaret, is a 1991 graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and has been clowning ever since. He appears regularly at corporate events, street festivals, fairs and picnics and in his stage shows. His work as a clown has taken him around the U.S. and as far as Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since 1999, he has been proud to be part of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Program, performing at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. For 6 years he toured with The Big Apple Circus sharing the role of Grandma with creator and International Clown Hall of Fame inductee Barry Lubin.

Matthew Pauli Clown Cabaret

Karen Beriss

Karen Beriss

Karen Beriss, co-producer and emcee of this month's Clown Cabaret has been a professional magician for over 15 years. Performing at trade shows around the world, her magic and dry sense of humor - combined with corporate messaging skills - have captured the eyes of the press including National Public Radio, Market Place and The Wall Street Journal. She is super excited to have just joined the Big Apple Circus Clown Care program performing at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Karen is a regular at The Comedy Zone in Washington DC. She trained in improv and acting with Second City in New York. And she has performed for celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Kirstie Alley, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, the Washington Capitals and Robert Goulet. Most recently she worked with Leon Redbone. Plus, Karen’s mom thinks Karen is funny – so it must be true.


Rich Potter

Rich Potter is a co-producer and frequent performer for Clown Cabaret. He's studied with Ringling Bros, Maine's Celebration Barn Theater, and Nouveau Clown Institute in Barcelona, Spain, and still hasn't attained his dream of knowing nothing.

His appearances on the David Letterman Show, at the Vice Presidential Mansion, in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and other domestic venues and in dozens of other countries have gotten him a laugh or two.


Rich Potter as Guido, Clown Cabaret
Photo Credit: Silly Human Tricks Photography