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Photograph of Margaret Clauder as Maggie the Magical Clown, with her dog 'Frank'.
Maggie the Magical Clown® out
for a walk with her dog - Frank!

Our mission statement: Provide high quality, dependable, worry-free entertainment, making happy memories that last a lifetime!

Margaret Clauder is the owner and founder of Funny Business.  She started as a professional clown in 1984.  After graduating from clown school and performing for thousands of children, Margaret founded Funny Business, an entertainment agency devoted to high quality, dependable, worry free entertainment.  Margaret recalls her 4th birthday party. 

It was not a wonderful party like most children dream of.  It was horrible.  I remember being in tears over all the strangers and my mother put me to bed.  When I woke up the guests had eaten all of my cake and I saw no presents. It’s funny, but kids remember the best times in their life and the worst times.  I want parties to always be the best times.” 

Margaret’s adult sons remember their birthday parties from as young as age 3.  “My parties were always the envy of the other kids at school, Mom” says John, now a college and law school graduate.

Photograph of Maggie the Magical Clown riding an elephant.
Maggie The Magical Clown® gets a ride
to work from a 'Jumbo' visiting friend!

Margaret decided when she became an entertainer she would always give children the parties of their dreams.  Through hard work, many hours of practice and study, she became an award winning clown who is now known nation-wide.  In fact, Margaret is a featured lecturer and columnist for entertainer magazines distributed around the world.  Through her association with various entertainment organizations both locally and throughout the USA, Margaret has met many other top-notch performers like herself.  She has taken the cream of the crop of clowns, face painters, balloon entertainers, magicians, puppeteers, and storytellers and assembled them into a tight knit family-friendly company – a full service entertainment company called Funny Business. 

Funny Business started as a birthday party company, but now they are much, much, more. We have handled events as large as 20,000 people, such as the City of Dallas Holiday Wish Celebration in 2004.  We provided all the children’s entertainment for that event! Our list of happy customers looks like a who’s who in our industry.  You can find out all about our customers by visiting the Clients page.       

Photo of Margaret Clauder with Barry DeChant book.
Margaret Clauder, refreshing her clown skills!

We continue to grow, working to be the best that we can.  Let Funny Business make memories for your party! We may be a little higher priced than the competition, yet you'll quickly understand why. For starters, all the entertainers who work for us pass a criminal background check. We would want to know that the magician, clown, costume character, puppeteer, face painter, or other performer entertaining the kids in our livingroom was safe, and we assume you feel the same way. Welcome a Funny Business children's entertainer to your event, knowing that their record is clean.

We take pride in our work, and we are honored that you would consider us for your event. No two people or celebrations are the same, and we treat each event as a special event. Funny Business will work hard to make your party more memorable for your guests. Another way we are different is that when we commit to your event, we deliver. You won't suddenly find yourself without fun because we got another gig we think is "better". We'll be at the party when we promised, the day we promised, to deliver the fun we promised. That's how we can help make the best memories possible for your guests, and the guest of honor.

When it's time for fun, whether that be magic - face paint - henna tattoos - balloon art - clowning - juggling - puppets - a DJ - costume characters - a petting zoo - a storyteller - or holiday entertainment, Funny Business adds the special ingredient. With one call, you can arrange it all - when you call Funny Business.

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Artists and performers from Maggie the Magical Clown's Funny Busines bring fun to parties in Aubrey, Bartonville, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Corral City, Crossroads, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Frisco, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Little Elm, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Roanoke, Sanger, Shady Shores, The Colony, and Westlake. Count on us to get the laughs in Arlington, Colleyville, Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, and Southlake, making your parties, bbqs, barbecues, baby showers, office meetings, reunions, and events more memorable all over the DFW area!

We provide face painters, balloon artists, balloon animal makers, magicians, musicians, petting zoos, bounce houses, pony rides, and other children's entertainment for events in Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Parker County, and Tarrant County. We'll make 'em happy in homes and halls in Allen, Anna, Blue Ridge, Celina, Fairview, Farmersville, Josephine, Lavon, Lucas, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, Princeton, Prosper, St Paul, Westminster, Weston, and Wylie.

Are you planning a theme party? We have costume entertainers to fill the role! Audiences will enjoy a fairy tale character at themed events in Bedford, DeSoto, Euless, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, HEB, Hurst/Euless/Bedford, Mansfield, McKinney, North Richland Hills, and Richland Hills. We'll make your theme even clearer at parties in homes in Balch Springs, Buckingham, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Combine, Coppell, Desoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, and Wilmer. Contact us today for lots of fun story time, fairy tale, theme party entertainment!