Circus Ring of Fame Wheel Plaque

Charles (Chuck) Sidlow

Inducted into the Ring of Fame: 2018

Circus Profession: clown

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As graduate and teacher of its famed Clown College, Chucko was named “The youngest boss clown in history” by RBBB, touring North America and Japan. After appearing for ten years in various capacities in Japan, he returned to Sarasota to become part of the Circus Sarasota Team. He is one of the founding members of the outreach program, Laughter Unlimited where he shares his passion for the arts, respect for mentors, service to the senior and special needs community along with his wife Noriko.

Chucko’s original comedy venture honored his father’s Philadelphia fruit stand. He developed characterizations of Chaplin, Groucho and others. His continued desire to inspire “children of all ages” with his live cartoon image, his contagious smile, family picture frame and love for the public brought the attention of business and community leaders, and circus superstars, recognizing him as an International Ambassador of the Circus.