A Christian Clown Retreat - TOCCOA, GEORGIA



Rick and Monica bring their unique clown skills to any venue as two of the most beloved clown characters you will ever see! Jots and SonShyne, with over 30 years’ experience specializing in successful clown performances, which include: juggling, magic, balancing, balloons and face painting.  Rick “Jots” Chaney, the son of world renown Hall of Fame clown Earl “Mr. Clown” Chaney, has been clowning since the age of twelve when he traveled with his father on the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus.  He performed in Las Vegas, NV with Mr. Clown’s Suitcase Circus on some of the biggest stages. He has developed a kind hearted character, named Jots that is endearing to children everywhere. Today he performs full-time with his wife Monica for schools, corporate events, festivals, churches and Birthday Parties.  Monica “SonShyne” Chaney,started at the age of 14 in Las Vegas, NV where she met her life-long partner Rick Chaney.  She saw stars and soon enough became a student of the greasepaint. Rick taught her the art of traditional make-up, which, being an artist, she loved and excelled in.  She also began to practice her skills of performing, juggling, balloon sculpting and face painting. Clowning was in her blood to stay and she added modeling, theatre, and commercials, as well as face painting at Circus Circus in Reno, NV.  Both Chaney’s hard working skills make up a successful ingredient for Circus Daze, but the ministry that heads up this team is still number one.  They were honored to be interviewed by TCT Christian television, by performing a gospel show in makeup, then concluding the interview speaking to churches and Christian leaders about presenting the “Gospel in Greasepaint.”  The synergy and humor these two bring along to an event, along with their passion to keep the art of traditional clowning alive, makes them a must-see team!