It’s New Year’s Eve, a few hours before the revelers start their celebration in earnest, and things are getting festive early. Puddles the Clown has offered me a cup of coffee and fitted me with a red nose and party hat, even though we are communicating through Skype. I can see just a bit of red in the corner of the frame where Puddles has strapped the big round proboscis. Usually, I speak with artists by phone when they come to town. But Puddles, whose expressive baritone has made him an Internet sensation, doesn’t speak.
Puddles does like to interact, though. He is known to bring audience members onstage while he’s singing, sometimes just to hold a prop. That’s why his show is called “Puddles Pity Party,” according to “Big Mike” Geier.
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