Clown Cabaret

  October 13, 2014, 8PM

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

Producers Pauli, Beriss & Potter present:

Tom Dougherty • Brian CurryGuy Collins • 
The Whoopee Twins • Amy Pastoor

Rich Potter • Karen Beriss • Matthew Pauli

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*performers subject to change*


Tom Dougherty and Pepe Silva

Tom Dougherty and Pepe Silva

Tom Dougherty and


Brian Curry

Brian Curry at Clown Cabaret in Washington, DC

In addition to producing the longest running magic show in DC, Brian Curry has performed on 6 continents in the last 2 years. His work as a magician has earned him accolades from the Washington Post, Fox, CBS and and NBC morning news channels. He was awarded first place at the World Magic Summit Magic Competition and received the National Theatre's Stars of Magic Award.


Guy Collins

Guy Collins has been around, quite a bit, and now he is here. From the streets of Paris to the alluring sunsets of Key West, the cobbles of the West Piazza’s of Covent Garden and Faneuil Hall, Burlington’s eclectic circus and Baltimore’s Bricks and all that came before in Australia and Europe. Lately in a circle arriving back to the beginning as a period fool.

Guy Collins at Clown Cabaret in Washington, DC


Amy Pastoor (Paisley Peeps)

Paisley Peeps is an actress, fight choreographer, and clown with a passion for teaching (she's a teaching artist too!). She is from Colorado and moves a lot; she recently moved to DC! Recent acting credits include DC: The Winters Tale, The Duchess of Malfi. Florida:The Foreigner, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Fiddler on the Roof. NYC: Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has taught workshops and classes in Acting, Classical Performance, Voice for the Stage, Movement for the Stage and Stage Combat. She received her MFA at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. BFA, University of Oklahoma.


Amy Pastoor at Clown Cabaret Washington DC


Marsha Gallagher


Marsha Gallagher at Clown Cabaret October 2014


Marsha Gallagher has clowned around for kids and families since the 1970s. She has watched the art of clowning give way to mechanical perofrmance of producing balloon animals and painting faces. Recently she decided to join the Clown Cabaret performers in returning clowning to its roots and making it about fun, play, and social commentary.


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 in Washington, DC

Karen Beriss

Karen Beriss, Clown Cabaret in Washington, DC

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, Clown Cabaret in Washington, DC
Photo Credit: Silly Human Tricks Photography