Clown Cabaret

   December 9, 2013

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

Featuring: Toby Mulford • Stephen Lampredi
Matt Kaiser
• Swami Yomami
Rich Potter • Matthew Pauli •
Karen Beriss

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*performers subject to change*


Toby Mulford

Toby Mulford is an educator, actor, musician, and playwright specializing in ensemble-created physical theater. He is the Managing Director of Faction of Fools Theatre Company, where he has performed in Romeo & Jluiet and A Commedia Christmas Carol, as well as directingThe Lady Becomes Him. He is also the Associate Artistic Director of the Traveling Players Ensemble, where he started a five-week Commedia dell'Arte summer program for teenagers. He holds an MFA in ensemble-based physical theater from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, where he co-created over a dozen original works. Other credits include Roundhouse Theatre, BigHeadHouse, the Vagabond Acting Troupe, the International Opera Company, and Tribe of Fools.

Toby Mulford at Clown Cabaret December 9 in Washington DC


Steven Lampredi & Annetta Dexter Sawyer

Steven considers himself to be a very silly person. As a member of Ship's Company Chanteymen he has sung traditional songs at historical festivals around the Mid- Atlantic for the past fifteen years. He is also the founder and artistic director of New Old Theater which has been reviving melodramas and farces from the 1800's.

Annetta Dexter Sawyer has studied and performed with Faction of Fools



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.



Swami YoMahmi

Stephon Walker performs unnatural acts of comedy with shattered glass, rusty nails, a staple gun, razor blades, bondage, a love of pop culture, and a rubber chicken in order to make the world safe for nerds, dorks, and loveable losers. Swami YoMahmi has performed regularly at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, as well as festivals, conventions, and fairs, and has been featured in documentaries, magazines, news segments, and the books "Carny Sideshows" and "Weird Virginia". He is the founder and artistic director of Washington, DC's premiere sideshow troupe, 

Cheeky Monkey Sideshow.


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