It was 35 years ago when the laughter began.

A young Doo Doo the Clown, or Shane Farberman, as he was then known, was a high school student working part-time at a restaurant, earning $2.30 an hour.

His friend was doing some entertainment work at a Toronto hospital and enlisted Farberman to come with him and dress up in a costume.

“I thought ‘you’re crazy,’ but I did it and I had so much fun,” he recalled. “He offered me $25 an hour. I thought this is so cool. He did it just to pay his university, I turned it into a life of entertainment. I stuck with it and there isn’t a day I have regretted it ever.”

And so, Doodles the Clown was born, a monicker he went by until a misspelling in an ad — Doo Doo — was mocked on air by TV host Jay Leno and stuck with him ever since. Appearing in the 1995 Adam Sandler movie Billy Madison, Doo Doo’s international reputation has only continued to grow.

He’s back at the Calgary Stampede for the 20th year in a row, an event he simply can’t ever give up no matter how busy his schedule gets.

“Everything about me is Calgary Stampede. I love what I do,” Doo Doo says. “I just feel so loved out here. People from all over the world come and they’re so excited to be at the Calgary Stampede.”

Doo Doo the Clown poses for a picture on the Stampede kids midway with the Stanton family; Aaron, Julie and Olive Stanton, 4, on Monday, July 9, 2018. Toronto-based Doo Doo (real name Shane Farberman) is back at the Calgary Stampede for the 20th year in a row. Kerianne Sproule/Postmedia

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Source:: Calgary Herald


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