Monday, June 27, 2016

Interview: Clownvis 'The King of Clowns'

The Legendary showman Clownvis Presley brings his show stopping antics to Zanzabar Thursday June 30th. We were able to speak to him for an exclusive interview from his headquarters in St. Louis Mo. about Independence Day, Jesus, Santa, on becoming a Human Cannonball, and his secret to keeping the ladies happy (it's cotton candy). 

Clownvis the human cannonball July 4th 2014
37: Since your start more than 5 years ago, you have done slews of holiday specials and shows including Christmas Specials and television appearances as well as your own show Clownvis Time! You are also known for your July 4th extravaganzas including a special event in Saint Louis where you were shot out of a cannon at the Atomic Cowboy in 2014. Is it safe to say Independence Day is one of your most favorite holidays and do you have anything special planned for your Independence weekend show at Zanzabar?

CP: 4th of July is by far my favorite holiday, along with Christmas, which is by far my favorite holiday. And Halloween and Valentines Day are also by far my favorite holidays. I guess I just have a lot of favorite far. But to answer your question, yes, I have special things planned for the Zanzabar show. We will celebrate Mother America and suckle on her nurturing teet. 

37: This will be your 3rd time in Louisville since your first show at Zanzabar on March 6th 2016 opening for Rob Crow. This time you are headlining the bill. What do you account for your rapid rise in popularity in Kentucky?

CP: Clownvis goes well with race horses and bourbon. 

37: The Clownvis Mafia includes a wide range of characters including manager Narvel P. Tuffnuts, sidekick Duke Karate, DJ Weenie D (personal DJ and pet dog) security guards Stanley Suede and Bruce Bagwell as well as  others including Clownapatra. Any chance we will see any of the infamous entourage at Zanzabr next week?

CP: Narvel tour manages most of my road shows, so he will be there. Bruce and Stanley are out in Hollyweird working as stuntmen in motion pictures. I'd love to take everybody on the road, but I don't like all that stuff that comes out of my budget like hotel rooms and Waffle House for a dozen people. So, me and Narv get the job done. 
Narvel P. Tuffnuts (in trademark glasses) with friend.

37: What is it exactly that makes you like catnip to women, and also if it is some sort of lotion, potion, or fragrance can you bring some to Louisville with you?

CP: I wear cotton candy body spray. 

37: It is a scientific fact that 5000 years ago Santa was walking around the North Pole when he came across the baby Jesus. He gave him a chicken wing and said "C'mon Baby" and they went and wrote the bible together. How do you incorporate these religious facts in your daily life as well as your live performances? 

CP: Jesus is my homeboy. Amen. 

Clownvis Will Be at Zanzabar Thurs June 30th
with Howell Dawdy and The Winger Brothers

Read our review of Clownvis' last show at Zanzabar here.

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