The Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo is the perfect place to clown around for professional funnyman Brian Potter.
The famous rodeo clown is set to perform at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo.
Potter has been involved in rodeo for more than 25 years. For the past decade he’s been a PRCA clown, although he’s been clowning around and bull fighting for the past 15 years with other rodeo associations.
In 1997 Potter began his venture as a bull fighter.
After fighting bulls in the area for five years, Potter was asked by a stock contractor to keep the crowd entertained between the events. Soon realizing he had a knack for having fun playing and joking with the crowds, Potter stopped fighting bulls and became a rodeo clown.
The rest of Potter’s story became history. Potter joined the professional ranks of rodeo by becoming a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1998. Now Potter travels across the US to 30 states and even up to Canada as a professional rodeo clown for most of the year, entertaining rodeo crowds.
“I believe a rodeo should be a show, not an event,” Potter, of Newville, Ala., said on his website. “It takes a team effort from the contractor, announcer, clown and the crowd to put on a great show.”
He prides himself on getting the crowd engaged in the show.
“I like to get the crowd really involved, by clapping, cheering, dancing and just having fun,” he said.
Potter’s acts include Moto Cross Mike, Fanny Oakley, Alabama Fire Water, Wildest Rodeo Fan and more.
“The act I am most proud of is with my 9-year-old daughter Cassidy and her 31-inch horse Hershie. Cassidy is one of the youngest trick horse performers in rodeo.
“She performs about eight crowd-pleasing tricks with her horse,” Potter said.