Clown Cabaret

June 12, 2017, 8PM

Regular performance at
1358 Florida Ave. NE Washington DC

Producers Pauli, Beriss & Potter present:

Drew Richardson • Walker and Wannall

Matthew Pauli • James McGrath • And other surprises

Hosted by Karen Beriss!

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*performers subject to change*


Drew Richardson

Drew Richardson at Clown Cabaret at Logan Fringe Arts Space

Drew Richardson (aka Drew the Dramatic Fool) is best known as the first person in the 21st century to have new short silent movies shown before major motion pictures. Besides being a silent film star in the wrong century, Drew has been creating solo stage shows for the past twenty five years, which he has performed from Austin to Austria. He first studied visual comedy theatre with John Towsen at Ohio University, and later with Jacques Lecoq in Paris. As a guest-teaching artist, Drew has taught for many universities, festivals, and theatre companies including Point Park Conservatory for Performing Arts, University of Michigan, MotionFest, QuestFest, and 500 Clown. Drew is currently an artist-in-residence at the Baltimore Theatre Project, where his new show, "What The Fool?!?" premieres in June.


Jim Dandy

A multi-talented dynamo, audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with sideshow and burlesque have all been delighted and amazed by his antics. No audience is too large or small, Crickett is sure to be a hit whether he's using his unparalleled juggling sticks, hosting the show, or simply eating a block of tofu.

Jim Dandy at Clown Cabaret at Logan Fringe Arts Space


The Pickled Punks (Swami Yomahmi & Steve Wannall)

Pickled Punks (Swami Yomahmi & Stee Wannall)  at Clown Cabaret at Logan Fringe Arts Space

If less is more, just think how much more more would be! The Pickled Punks (Stephon Walker and Steve Wannall) present a magic show unlike anything seen before. No wind machines. No cheesy theatrics. No sexy assistants. (OK, they dropped the ball on that one). Known for their shows, "Completely Mental" and "Big Magic" (in which they perform the world's largest cups and balls routine), the Pickled Punks take their unique comedy magic style where it's never been before--Clown Cabaret!


Matthew Pauli, Co-Producer

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 at Clown Cabaret April 13, 2015 at Logan-Fringe Arts Center

Karen Beriss, Co-Producer

Karen Beriss at Clown Cabaret April 13, 2015 at Logan-Fringe Arts Center

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, Co-Producer

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 at Clown Cabaret April 13, 2015 at Logan-Fringe Arts Center
Photo Credit: Silly Human Tricks Photography