CWB Benefit Show!

15th Annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show! – Dec. 7

With a magnificent mix of acts, from the breath-catching-ly beautiful to the dazzlingly dexterous to the fall-off-your-chair funny, the annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show is a family-friendly variety extravaganza not to be missed.

When: Friday, December 7th, 2012, 7:30pm (doors open at 7)

Where: da Vinci Middle School, 2508 NE Everett, Portland

Tickets: Kids $9/ Adults $10-30 sliding scale/ $35 Family

Tickets at

Reserved tickets get preferred seating.


Our feature performer up from San Francisco is Moshe Cohen, founder of Clowns Without Borders USA and a wonderful European-style comic. The San Francisco Chronicle recently praised his “Decidedly Wondrous Approach to Clowning”.  The show will be emceed by Rhys Thomas, king of the highbrow comedy patter.  And of course featuring the very finest of Portland’s flourishing physical theater, vaudeville, and new circus community

Rhys Thomas multi-tasking again

Charlie Brown, world-famous manipulator of objects

Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein, comic lasso-twirler extraordinaire

The Bellini Twins, hilarious idiocy as seen on Jay Leno last year

Michael O’Neill, hilarious clown man

Adam the Great, confounding magician

Angel Ocasio, “Clown Prince” of the Rose Festival

Kyoko Uchida, astonishing acrobat.

and more …

With live music by the Shoehorn Hat Band!

The show will raise money to support Clowns Without Borders-USA’s work with children and their communities, relieving trauma through laughter and play in areas of crisis around the world. CWB-USA is sending another team of professional circus theatre performers/instructors to Haiti in January to continue work with communities still living in tent camps since the 2010 earthquake. CWB-USA is also continuing ongoing projects in crisis-affected communities in Burma, Colombia, Ecuador, and Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, and here in the USA.

Leapin' Louie Recycling

Clowns Without Borders-USA strives to relieve trauma through laughter in areas of crisis around the world. Socially conscious and circus-loving Portland, Oregon, has for a long time been the most active hub of CWB volunteers and supporters in the US!

Moshe Cohen, founder Clowns Without Borders