Zippedy the Clown
About this pro
A magic clown invites partygoers into the world of make-believe, where Zippedy transforms balloons into animals and Arnold the Lion sings and dances. The birthday guest of honor is the Special Assistant at the magic show. A custom puppet can showcase the child and family. For a festival, Professor Marvel helps create a memorable occasion with a visual presence that attracts children. Blowing bubbles, leading a children's parades, and telling stories with balloons. He juggles and does walkabouts, interacting with small groups, in between giving away balloon animals and sharing magic tricks. What I enjoy most about creating a special event is: Inviting guests into the world of the magic clown Creating a custom, memorable experience Honoring the birthday guest of honor Creating a special show for a special day. Robert Gluckson, AKA Zippedy the Clown and Professor Marvel
14 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
Excellent! Great to work with, very professional. Definitely will hire again and recommend!Apr 13, 2018VerifiedRobert G.'s reply
It was lovely to serve this family and friends. I am grateful to be a part of their special time together
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I suggest a base price of $135 per party, which will cover about 90 minutes of meet and greet, balloons, bubbles, and a magic puppet show. Custom shows, featuring puppets and a puppet show designed around the guest of honor, start at $300. A clown walk-about at a festival or fair entertains thousands, at a base price of $150 to $300 for 90 minutes to 3 hours
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I will customize a show to your desires, balancing the time for ballooning and facepainting with performing a clown magic show. The show takes about half an hour. If parents want to facepaint I will bring supplies and entertain the kids who are not being painted.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have years of experience at fairs and festivals and have made custom puppet shows. I am a gratduate of Wavy Gravy's Camp Winnarainbow and am a member of Puppeteers of America. My clown mentor Bubbles the Clown taught me to make balloon animals and do singing telegrams (as a gorilla)! I teach arts classes for all ages and am the author of "Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun."