Essential Marketing of a New Show and Full Body Costumes It’s episode 102, and we’re excited to share it along with our second co-host for the season, Regina Martinez, also known as Silly Sparkles. Regina loves sharing her knowledge with everyone and will be one of the three co-hosts of season 5! Today, we…

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  Prices on Websites and Halloween Characters This episode marks a new beginning. We have already reached a new milestone by having the 100th episode of the podcast. As we enter a new season, we say farewell to Ken Kelly, the founder of this company, who after 3.5 years have decided to move on to…

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KEH090: Kickstarting the New Kids Entertainer Podcast. A man's hands and feet in a running start position.

Kickstarting the New Kids Entertainer Podcast Welcome to the new season of the Kids Entertainer Podcast! We’re thrilled to be back and we hope you are, too. With our return, we introduce BIG changes aimed to bring you continued inspiration, valuable knowledge and actionable tips that will help your children’s entertainment career to flourish. Ready…

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Kids Entertainer Podcast with Carisa Hendrix_Social Currency & Meaning: How to Create Empowering Children’s Shows

Social Currency & Meaning: How to Create Empowering Children’s Shows In this week’s Kids Entertainer Podcast episode, Guinness World Record holder and all-around entertainer Carisa Hendrix graces us with an interview that is positively brimming with insights and advice on how to create empowering children’s shows. Talking in detail about where to draw inspiration, to…

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Top 4 Performing Styles for Kids Entertainment Events

In my previous post The Best Children’s Gig, I compared 7 venues for which children’s entertainers perform. I offered my experience on the pay one could expect, and my opinions about the pros and cons of each venue. In this post, I wish to talk about which performing styles (disciplines) work best for each venue.

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The Battle Over Costumed Characters: What This Means for Kids Entertainers

  In late March, three entertainment industry giants filed a lawsuit against a company that provides costumed characters for parties and events. Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm Entertainment Company accused Characters for Hire of using their copyrighted characters, like Mickey Mouse, Disney princesses, Spider-Man, and Darth Vader, without permission. The news sparked quite a discussion in…

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Kids entertainer Sylvester the Jester

Welcome to the seventh and final instalment of this series of interviews that originally appeared in Rubber Chicken magazine. Editor and publisher Peter Aubery has made them available for the Kids Entertainer Hub audience. In this series, Peter picks the minds of kids entertainers Charlie Frye, Jimmy Carlo, John Kimmons, Bill Abbott, Michael Diamond, and Paul…

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The Psychology of Play See Performing for Children from a Fresh Perspective Play is such a big part of a child’s life, and it’s astounding at times how we as kids entertainers often don’t think about the psychology behind it and view what we do in its light. Professional clown Adam Zimmerman has made it…

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Performing Tips from Santa Claus Here’s our early Christmas present: some solid performing tips from no other than Santa himself. Leon McBryde, aka Santa Noel, is no ordinary Santa. Before becoming the legendary Christmas character, he enjoyed a successful career as a part of the Ringling Bros Circus and as a freelance clown. And after…

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Colin Underwood on Creating Characters: Create a Character Brief

Part 4 of the 10 Essential Techniques That Professional Kids Entertainers Do Not Share In my previous article, I talked about how you can utilize the action-reaction technique to enhance your character. Now we’ll move on to what can help you if you’re planning to put on a character show together: a character brief.

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