Joe May

Clown. Educator. Celebrant.

And much more.

Joe helps make the world a better place through laughter.


Joe creates an original style of street performance, turning wherever he may be into a space where true theatre happens, where a character moves beyond just tricks. He uses mask, physical theatre, clown, mime, juggling and acrobatic tricks to tell stories create play and encourage laughter as well as a deeper human recognition.

He has a number of characters, suitable for different audiences.


Joe is a qualified teacher and teacher trainer. His work was cited by Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools as being key to turning round ‘failing’ institutions.

He runs workshops for teachers and for pupils, is able to undertake residencies and advise on both theory and practice.


Joe is an independent celebrant and a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

Many people do not want to marry in a church, or are not allowed to do so for a variety of reasons. Joe works with people to create a ceremony that reflects them – a bespoke and intimate ceremony at a location of their choosing. Absolutely anywhere.


Joe has taught Tai Chi and Laughter Yoga in schools, in retirement homes, at workshops, events and festivals. As an experienced teacher Joe accommodates individual health concerns or levels of coordination and fitness.

Parties and birthdays

Joe is a terrific entertainer and can use his skills to make any party a success, whether the guests are 5 years old or 105.

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