I know a guy who does pirate theme shows who makes $500 per appearance. He is booked solid. The kids love him, the parents love him. He basically shows up in costume, runs around chasing the kids going "ARGH MATEY!", does a few very simple magic tricks, a few balloons figures, and does some face painting. No one seems offended, and as I said , he is in demand.
Please note that I have not made a single comment supporting nor blasting his act. I am only reporting what I have seen. A children's entertainer who is successful.
Wonder how successful he would be if he dressed as a fariy or gnome, and used a bunch of props made from cardboard and duct tape ?
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