Sit yourself down, and prepare to be entertained! Bert Davis, the Coppertown Clown is here! He’s armed with a wacky sense of humor and a wonderfully trained group of dogs and performing in front of a large rodeo crowd is ‘old hat’ for this veteran entertainer, rodeo clown, barrelman and specialty act. His stage is a rodeo arena and his cast of players’ bark and howl; his quick wit, award winning comedy routines and ability to interact with a crowd offers up the promise of tear rolling laughter for his audiences.
Bert Davis, often dubbed the “Clown with all the Dogs” reached the third round in the TV show: America’s Got Talent; they were the only animal act to make it to Las Vegas in 2010. Known as the “Muttley Crew” this act features ten rescue dogs, adopted by Bert and his wife, Frannie, all of whom are superbly trained tricksters.
Davis has been working in the rodeo business since 1974, beginning his career at age 16, as the youngest bullfighter in the nation; that was the start of a noteworthy career that has brought a long list of awards and honors for Davis. He has been selected three times to perform as the featured act at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas Nevada. Bert has been nominated for the PRCA Comedy Act of the Year Award several times. Bert has been a PRCA Gold Card member since 1998.
Bert and his dogs have been International Contract Acts Showcase Champions seven times. In 2012 they won every category they entered in the Showcase.
While Davis is a courageous and hilarious performer; it is his numerous dogs that truly endear him to the spectators. Those sidekicks, with their high energy antics make Bert, the Coppertown Clown, one of the best and most-traveled animal specialty acts in the industry. They have gained international notoriety by performing in five provinces of Canada, 43 different States and in Australia.
Not much can throw a funnyman who has faced rampageous bulls on a daily basis for the past 42 years. What keeps this extremely courageous and hilariously talented performer going those thousands of miles, year in and year out? Well, it comes from the heart… Garth Brooks sings “It’s the roar of the Sunday crowd” in Rodeo. But for Bert Davis, the Coppertown Clown, it is the roar of any crowd.