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Doo Doo’s Night Off

In Food For Thought on October 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm

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There are creepy, scary clowns and there are happy, fun clowns. But few are as famous as Toronto’s beloved Doo Doo the Clown. Kids know him from the Daniel Cooke Show on Treehouse TV while adults may have seen him on Jay Leno or in the movie Billy Madison with Adam Sandler. “I sing in the movie… and there isn’t a show that I do that someone doesn’t know that song,” says Doo Doo (aka Shane Farberman).

So, when Halloween rolls around, what does someone who dresses up for a living do?“I go as myself,” says the father of three. Behind the nose, it’s all about family, and for the last 20 years that means hosting an unbelievable show masquerading as a house party. “Halloween was big when they were kids. It’s always an exciting time to let the kids enjoy.” Beat boxes, stilt walkers and loads of candy greet his trick-or-treaters – just don’t expect to see Doo Doo. “I’m in costume, year round. It’s what I do.” Certainly, this hard-working clown has earned a night off.

And once the party is over and All Hallows’ Eve has come and gone, it never fails, there’s one old joke that people never seem to tire of – someone will see him in costume and yell out: “Halloween’s over buddy!”

All laughter aside, it’s serious business running Farco Entertainment for the last 35 years. After a video of him rescuing two women being attacked in downtown Toronto went viral three years ago, Doo Doo found himself fielding calls for interviews from around the globe and was hailed as our hometown hero.

These days, he’s got all kinds of acts lined up for near and far, and a team of performers to share the stage with. From parties to store openings and promotions – Doo Doo does them all. Plus, you can catch his show at events and fairs like the upcoming Woodbridge Fall Fair, Camp Spooky at Canada’s Wonderland, and the Royal Winter Fair. For this clown, he’s just doing what he loves:

“Every day I get to make people smile – it’s a good thing.”

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