Episode 5 – Well Aren’t You Just The Smarty Pants?


Smarty Pants is consistently voted the top children’s entertainer in the Chicagoland area. With partner Miss Dena, the Big Balloon Show can be found in schools, libraries, parties, even theaters. The act is polished and top shelf. Of course, like all of us, he started with a few bumps, and in this show we get a great story about an early gig as a children’s entertainer, that could have ended many ways. Thankfully this one has a happy ending and Smarty went on to bigger things.

Smarty Pants is a regular on Chicago’s WGN morning segments. Check out his youtube channel for more clips.

With a B.A. in geology, Smarty Pants is a man of many hats. In a related story, Smarty Pants has turned the cold winters of Chicago into a new form of entertainment.

Folks it’s a Smarty Pants World, we’re just living in it.

Other things we talked about.

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus was a bit edgier in the early days, but I feel like I’d be safe taking the kids these days.


The Jim Rose Sideshow on the other hand, is definitely NSFW, children, or polite company. You’ve been warned. Seriously.


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