about mr. chris

Mr. Chris (formerly known as Archie Cobblepot) is a professional balloon twister, classic cartoon aficionado, and nincompoop who utilizes balloons to entertain audiences of all ages. Performances include comedy, audience participation, music, a hint of magic, general stupidity, and - of course - balloon sculpture. He is a clown, actor, writer, director, and producer. He is also a world class kazoo player, but doesn't like to brag.

An avid idiot, Mr. Chris was educated by Tiffany Riley, Dick Monday (New York Goofs), and Kenny Raskin in clown and physical comedy, Christina Gelsone and Seth Bloom (Acrobuffos) in the use of mask, and Barbara Karger (Mummenschanz) and Michael Preston ​(Flying Karamazov Brothers) in comedy improvisation. He was personally and professionally mentored by the late Pat Cashin, a clown respected by his peers for his passion, knowledge, and talent. 


Mr. Chris has been a member of Clowns of America International since 2009. He is also a proud member of KIDabra International, the International Buster Keaton Society, the International Laurel & Hardy Society, and he is listed at the top of Mommy Poppin's 10 Best Clowns in New Jersey (as Archie Cobblepot). 


Mr. Chris specializes in corporate events, private parties, circuses, fairs, festivals, weddings, restaurants, grand openings, meet and greets, parades, stage performances, educational workshops, print work and product endorsements, long walks on the beach, and is available for any event you are looking to host!