Dave Honigman was one of the last Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus clowns in “Out of This World,” the closing tour. He moved to Chicago in May of 2017 where he joined forces with Gray Talent Group, reconnecting with his foundations as a theatre and camera actor.
He has since performed in “Burning Bluebeard” (Neo-Futurists, the Ruffians), “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” (Red Theater Chicago), “Monday Night Live” (iO Chicago), various industrials, two national commercials, digital content (Proper Clown, iOCN), and continues his comedy studies in the Second City Conservatory.
Dave’s work began at age eight through South Coast Repertory’s Youth Conservatory, and continued him up the California coast. He graduated from CSU Long Beach with a BA Degree in Theatre Performance, which lead him to Los Angeles where he studied with Shakespeare Santa Monica, graduated iO West’s improv program, and completed the Upright Citizens Brigade’s level 401. He also worked in the new UCB Sunset for their first year of business.
In association with The Clown School of Los Angeles, Dave was introduced to clown theatre and became a company member of Four Clowns, LLC, where he performed in such shows as Pinocchio (South Coast Repertory), Four Clowns presents Hamlet (Shakespeare Center LA), Noah and Jonah (The Annenberg Beach House), The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah (Hollywood Fringe Festival, Best Physical Theatre 2015), Somewhere Like Earth (School Tour), and That Beautiful Laugh (HFF, Best Physical Theatre 2012). Dave was also a founding member of The Innocents, producing and performing a monthly clown theatre show at the Lyric Hyperion.
Dave Honigman loves to share his adventures on social media; connect with him on Instagram and Twitter @HonigClown