David & Judy Cox have a passion for making people smile.
While involved in church drama festivals, they saw many clown perfomances that influenced their lives. Those colorful characters
really made people smile.
In 1993 they ventured into
the world of clowning, discovering they had what clowns call "a clown's heart."
They sharpened their clown skills by attending classes and workshops. These included their church,
the South East Clown Association, and World Clown Association. They have furthered their knowledge by attending classes led
by well-know clowns such as "Frosty" Little, "Buttons" McBride, "Mama Clown" Murad, "Bubba"
Sikes, "Pricilla Mooseburger," and many others.
They have attended magic workshops
under well-known magicians such as David Ginn, Samuel Patrick Smith, Dave Risley, Steve Taylor, and Duane Laflin.
Initially they worked as vounteer
clowns. In 2001 they formed Funny Business, entertaining with skits, comedy magic, balloon sculpting, and face painting.
In addition to birthday parties, Funny Business characters have worked for corporations
such as Raytheon, DRS, Harris, Rockwell Collins Avionics, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin and Health First Health Systems. They have
also worked for car dealerships, banks, fairs, festivals, schools, libraries and restaurants.
Training has involved not only education sessions at conventions and performance festivals, but also
at Clown Camp/University of Wisconsin, Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp, Advanced Clown Arts Camp, and Comedy Magic Workshop.