Heroic clown entertains at Westerner Days

There was no clowning around when Doo Doo the Clown rescued two women from a random assault in downtown Toronto in broad daylight last winter.

There was no clowning around when Doo Doo the Clown rescued two women from a random assault in downtown Toronto in broad daylight last winter.

Doo Doo, otherwise known as Shane Farberman, is best known for his role as the clown on Billy Madison but his entire world changed last November when he became a real-life hero.

Farberman and his clown team will perform three shows every day during Westerner Days.

Between shows, Farberman recounted his life-changing experience, which turned him into an Internet sensation.

“My parents always taught me to do my best and to be the best,” said the clown. “So I work really hard.”

Last November, Farberman and three other clowns had just left a show when they were driving home in his clown hummer. One clown was pregnant. All four were in full clown make up and costume.

“I am driving my hummer through the city,” said Farberman. “All of a sudden I see this guy in shorts jumping on cars, punching people, hitting people. I call 911.”

Farberman turns his hummer around and watches as the man turns a corner.

“There were two women walking,” said Farberman. “He punched one of them. I pulled up in the hummer and started screaming, “get in, get in.” They jump into my car. He rips my hummer apart. He rips my mirrors off. Then the police come and eight of them come. They zap him.”

Farberman said the whole incident was very overwhelming and he did not hesitate to lend a hand.

“What made the news was … either get beat up or get in a hummer full of clowns,” said Farberman.

At the police station, Farberman gave his account of the event and a reporter noticed that there was a dash cam on his hummer.

The entire incident was recorded on the dash cam.

“We plugged it into his computer and it caught everything,” said Farberman. “The next morning my life had changed.”

He has received world-wide praise and awards for his bravery.

Funny enough, the night before the incident, Farberman had been named the entertainer of the year by the Canadian Association of Fairs and Expositions.

“I went home to my wife and three children and I said life does not get any better,” he laughed. “I had no idea. I was very honoured and this happens the next day.”

Doo Doo the Clown performs daily at 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Central Alberta Co-op Family Stage.

crhyno@bprda.wpengine.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Provincial watchdog probes often don’t lead to charges against police

An analysis of data from civilian police watchdogs in Canada shows that… Continue reading

Germany finalizing plan to phase out coal energy

BERLIN — Germany’s parliament was preparing Friday to pass new legislation finalizing… Continue reading

Le Chateau starts work on producing 500,000 hospital gowns in Canada

MONTREAL — Le Chateau Inc. says it has started the manufacturing of… Continue reading

Brazilian cowboy to finish trek from Alaska to Calgary with Stampede honour

CALGARY — Brazilian long rider Filipe Masetti Leite is almost at the… Continue reading

Red Deer remains at two active COVID-19 cases

Alberta confirms 94 new cases over past two days

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta Part 2

More insight into the Black Lives Matter movement of central Alberta

Michael Dawe: Canada Day festivities have been interfered with before

Because of the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,… Continue reading

Save-On-Foods stores donate to Red Deer Food Bank

Thanks to some hungry central Albertans, the Red Deer Food Bank is… Continue reading

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta Part 2

More insight into the Black Lives Matter movement of central Alberta

Toronto FC leaves for Florida with concerns over COVID-19 situation that awaits

Toronto FC heads to Florida with some unease given recent positive tests… Continue reading

8-month wait almost over for resumption of Chinese soccer

An eight-month wait for the new Chinese Super League to start is… Continue reading

Eastwood’s ankle forced production shift for ‘The Outpost’

LONDON — An accident requiring two screws in his ankle nearly prevented… Continue reading

Patrick Watson says Indigenous acknowledgment ‘censored’ from Canada Day show

MONTREAL — Singer-songwriter Patrick Watson says Heritage Canada edited out a land… Continue reading

Canadian engineer released from Egypt needs treatment, family says

Canadian engineer released from Egypt needs treatment, family says

Most Read