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"You Should change your name to "Leonard the Courageous."

-- Wendy Wasserstein, playwright

Wendy also wrote about me in fellow playwright and LL fan Herb Gardner's (1000 Clowns, Conversations With My Father) eulogy.

"Brilliant. I don't know how you do it. I couldn't do what you do."

-- Naomi Watts

Oscar Nominated Actress

"You make a lasting impression on everyone! For an entire year - after meeting you in NJ - our niece Carolyn & nephew William have called themselves Cat Hair and Sillyum (Psyllium?), and my former NJ neighbor Luke still calls himself Fluke.

My sister just sent an email saying she cracked up looked at the party pictures because she could totally still hear your voice. The parents at Olivia's school are still raving about you (even to the teachers), and the parents who missed the party say they hear the "magic clown" was great!

You are embedded in many memories, my friend!" :-)

-- Angela W.

"When you walk into the room the reaction is like Mick Jagger for children."

-- Tony Gilroy

Screenwriter, Oscar nominated Director

"Hi Lenny,

Wanted to make sure I write to let you know how much I appreciate what you do. You helped to make Schuyler's birthday so special. It was so wonderful of you to stay until we cut the cake. I thank you for your patience with the kids both during and after your performance, even as they hung on you arm.

Schuyler informed me, when asked, that the trick with the magic wand pulling apart was his favorite part of the party. That speaks volumes for me, and you made that possible.

Thank You Thank You and I will see you at bank street's fall fair!"

-- Sonja J.

"Thank you for a great party! Cara and Emi were giddy/drunk with delight the other parents were very impressed I can't believe you do these acts back to back you could pay me double an I still couldn't do what you do!"

-- Helen
Daughters 7 and 4

"Dear Looney Lenny,

Thank you for making Charlotte and Jemma’s birthday so special on Tuesday in Central Park. The children loved your magic and antics. You really bring a lot of joy to the kids.

I’ll be happily making recommendations to our friends.

Thanks again."
-- Jennifer H.

"Thank you for another unforgettable party! You have a gift."

-- Cathy and Ariel

"Thanks again for a great party! I think the adults had as much fun as the kids....a sign of a truly good show!"

-- Adam C.

"You are Amazing!"
-- Richard Kind, Actor

"Hi Looney Lenny,

Seen you at many birthday parties. The kids adore you and so do some of the parents (the ones with a sense of humor)."

-- Renee J.

"You Rock our world, MC Lenny! Are there really people who haven't heard of him? Maybe in Latvia..."

-- Josh G.

"Thank you again for yesterday's party. Marozni is not usually so open and loving with folks he doesn't know, but he's so clearly inspired by your humor and sense of engagement.

At what age do you take apprentices?? (just kidding)."

-- Deniz, mom of Marozni (4yrs old)

"As the Director of the Child Life Program at Saint Vincent's Hospital for the last 9 years, we have had numerous artists in residence work for us entertaining and providing therapy to the children in the hospital. Each job entails interacting with the children to provide a healing and child friendly environment in the areas of clowning, magic, music, singing, art etc. There isn’t one artist or entertainer that is more popular or a bigger hit with patients of all ages, families and the staff than Looney Lenny the Clown.

Looney Lenny, our favorite clown/magician, has been working with our Child Life Program since before I began at St. Vincent’s in 1997. I was lucky enough to have previously worked with Looney Lenny at my former job at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center (1995-1997). Looney Lenny makes clowning look easy. I became spoiled watching him easily entertain a mixed-age crowd of children and adults, weaving in fun and jokes for everyone in the crowd. Looney Lenny is truly gifted at the art of clowning. He is appropriate, fun, silly and smart all wrapped up into one colorful package. I have seen other clowns in action and am always at least slightly disappointed, as no one seems to measure up to Looney Lenny. The fun and enjoyment that artists and performers such as Looney Lenny provide to the pediatric unit is not only fun, but also vital and important.

On a more personal note, I can’t wait until my 2-year-old son is old enough to enjoy Looney Lenny at a party. I’ve seen Looney Lenny entertain at birthday parties and his energy is astounding and children and adults are all mesmerized. This is no easy task, but Looney Lenny makes it all seem so effortless."


Rachel N. Gorman, MA, CCLS
Child Life Program Coordinator
St. Vincent’s Hospital

"I just wanted to thank you again for coming to Daniel's birthday party this Sunday. The kids (and parents) all really loved it and I know Daniel especially had a great time. It was especially great for us as parents since the kids were so completely absorbed by you that we were actually able to sit back and relax and enjoy the party."

-- Rachel L.

"Dear Looney Lenny,

We can't thank you enough for the entertainment you provided at our son Patrick's first birthday party. You had all of the kids loving you from the minute you arrived until the minute you left! They all had so much fun with you and can't stop talking about you and your tricks. I have attached some photos for you in case you keep an album of sorts.

Thanks again and maybe we can see you again sometime -- do you ever do any shows that we could bring the kids to? Please let me know!"

With warm regards,

-- Stacey C.

"I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how much my kids (and the neighborhood too, by the looks of the crowd) enjoyed your show at Taste! My middle child, Taylor (aka Tickler), said "Looney Lenny is soooo funny! When will I see him again?" Many thanks to you and your crew for making the rainy day a bit sunnier for the small ones in the crowd!"

-- Wendy Chapman
Taste of Tribeca, Co-Chair

"You were AMAZING today! I cannot thank you enough. Everyone was wonderful. Looney Lenny took the grand prize...everyone LOVED you. I hope you get lots of gigs ...and a TV show out of this! You were right, the face painters had such great energy with the kids. You are a ROCKSTAR!"

-- Shannon Burkett

Broadway actress

"Thank you for a great party! Cara and Emi were giddy/drunk with delight the other parents were very impressed I can't believe you do these acts back to back you could pay me double an I still couldn't do what you do!"

-- Helen
Daughters 7 and 4

"My son and his friends LOVED Looney Lenny!  He was a major hit with the kids, especially my son.  Miles loves the "magic name" that Looney Lenny gave him, "Smiles."  He is also still in awe of the magic that caused things to come out of his ears.  He "practices" his magic tricks now.  We were so happy and a number of parents mentioned wanting to use Looney Lenny for their children's next party.  Thank you so much!  I have some great pictures and will send them to you later this week.

I'm so sad the party is over.  As a parent, I loved watching the kids laugh and smile." 

-- Haynee J.

"I just wanted to thank you for all of your help in orchestrating looney lenny's fantastic performance yesterday.  I have truly never seen my son so happy and everyone has been raving about the party.  As I told him, if you ever need a reference, I would be happy to give a glowing one.    It was truly a magical evening for everyone, especially Finnegan (who went off to school with his million dollar bill in hand this am)."

-- Lauren M.

"Thank you very much. Looney Lenny was an incredible hit with both the children, staff and my colleagues. He really understood the children - he drew them in gently and, by the end, had them so engaged and involved (without overly stimulating them). He even made an AIG joke that had my colleagues in stitches (unbeknownst to Lenny, their clients are financial institutions like AIG).

The staff kept complimenting his ability to relate to the children, and were so appreciative of his humor and warmth. Thank you again."


-- Shelley W.

"I wanted to thank Lenny again for the incredible work he did at Ella's party this weekend. Ella has been re-telling parts of his act to everyone (he called me Shmella! He took a gold coin out of my ear!) and cracking up. I couldn't believe how well he was able to hold the attention of 16 four to five year olds.

Many, many thanks!"
-- Michal C.

"Just wanted to say that Looney Lenny ROCKED. He was so fabulous with all the kids... Especially my two boys.  I never saw a bunch of kids have more fun and be more entertained.  He worked his ass off and put everything into this party and my kids, and all the kids, had a ball.  

Please tell him how appreciative we are for making Spencer’s 4th birthday party the BEST. Thanks again."

-- Trisha S.

"Hi Guys, I'm still getting compliments from parents on how much they enjoyed this party, and how much their kids are still talking about Looney Lenny. "He really struck the right tone!", said one of the mothers.

Looney Lenny, you are truly a gem!"


All the best,
-- Geri and Joe L.

"Hi - We wanted to thank Lenny for an amazing party last weekend. Hayden had a blast and said it was her best birthday yet! All the kids loved the show and so did the parents. He made it really easy and totally stress-free for us."

Thanks again,
-- Alyssa + Mark L.

"Sofia wants me to say Thank you for doing her party. "Everyone had a lot of fun and I want you to come to my other parties and I also want you to do what you just did at my other party."

We all had a wonderful time. I hope you get other business from having done our party - seems like the parents all had fun!"

Best wishes,
-- Katherine S. and Sofia, 4

2010 - present

2010 - present

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