There is a known healing power to laughter and humor, and when it comes to easing the anxiety of hospital patients, especially children and their families, medical clowns don't fool around. Trained to understand a patient's behavior and the setting in which they are working, medical clowns can connect with patients and their loved ones, and bring some brightness and joy to a stressful situation. Circus Mojo is a youth and adult circus arts school in Ludlow that offers certification in medical clowning.
Paul Miller is a former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown who has settled in Ludlow, Kentucky with his Circus Mojo organization, which strives to unlock individual talents hidden in each of us. Our Stuart Holman talks with Paul Miller about his career as a clown, the goals of Circus Mojo, and how people can become involved with clowning.