Randy Christensen began clowning in 1980. He is a sought-after performer and instructor known for his unique heart and humor. Randy has served as the Clown Ministry Director for the World Clown Association for three terms. He has also served as the clown department director for the International Fellowship of Christian Magicians. Using multiple circus skills, music, magic, mime and ventriloquism, Randy is known for creating great experiences for all ages in a variety of venues. You’ll find him performing at orphanages, hospitals, children’s camps, public school assemblies, family-focused church events, circuses, fairs and festivals. He has performed in 32 of the United States and also in England, Canada, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Spain, Ecuador and Singapore.
Randy is known as an inspiring educator in the world of kids and clowns. He was a multi-year instructor for both the UW-LaCrosse Clown Camp and also Frosty & Leon’s Advanced Studies on the Performance Art of Clown. Randy has also hosted ten “IMPACT” Clown Ministry Conventions and as many “Next Step” tutoring workshops.
As a performer, Randy has done numerous performances for the International Clown Hall of Fame, including the 1998 Induction Ceremony command performance. Randy also has been the keynote speaker and/or featured performer for the World Clown Association, the International Network of Children’s Ministry, the Midwest Clown Association, TNT Clown Camp, Joey To the World, Circus Magic, the American Clown Academy, the International Fellowship of Christian Magicians and others.
Randy has been the creative mind behind numerous family friendly tour productions including the “You Make Me Laugh” Show, “Unmasked,” and “Cirque Imaginings” which features eight national-caliber entertainers blending their talents for a night of wonder and laughter with a positive message. His recent performance endeavor—the L.O.L. Show—includes two other world-class physical comedians.
Randy has authored eighteen books on clowning, variety arts methods, and children’s ministry. A number have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese at request of teachers in Spain, Portugal and Brazil. He has over two hundred published articles in various children’s ministry and entertainer publications. He is a past columnist for the notable “Laugh*Makers” periodical; the official Journal of the International Association of Family Entertainment Professionals and currently writes for the “The Cross and the Clown,” and “Clowning Around.”
Randy won the title of “All-Around Clown” at the 2010 WCA Convention, and again at the 2011 convention. He was given the honorary award of “Master Clown” by the WCA in 2011. At the World Clown Association Convention in Kuching, Malaysia in March 2013 he was named the “Clown of the Year” due to his contribution to the world of clowning. He’s a prolific author, musician, husband and father of three incredible young adults. He resides in North Mankato, Minnesota, USA. For more information on Randy go to www.qualityprograms.net