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Prof. Mack

Clown, Ventriloquist Paper Tearer, & Magician

Charles McCarty as Clown with "Danny" his black ventriloquist
At right is a photograph of Charles McCarty in his clown costume and makeup with his black ventriloquist's figure "Danny." This photo also appears in Handbill #1.

Prof. Mack dressed as a clown and performed feats of magic, paper tearing and ventriloquism prior to his always well-received Punch and Judy shows.

Below is a 1927
news article
describing his act.

Brockton Times (MA).


Joys of vacation week for children of members of Commercial club reached their highest pinnacle Friday when they were guests at the annual young folks party at the club house.

The entertainment program which was filled with just the sort of things young people like best, was given by Charles Mack, clown, ventriloquist paper tearer and director of a snappy Punch and Judy show.

Mr. Mack, the commedian, was attired as a clown and introduced all sorts of novelties for the enjoyment of his young audience. He played magic tricks, made surprisingly clever things by tearing paper and all the time kept up a jolly conversation in which his youthful listeners joined from time to time.

A colored doll “Danny” assisted by springing jokes and singing songs.

Mr. Mack closed his program with a Punch and Judy show and all the children, after thrilling at the antics of the “alligator,” “goblin man,” “ghost” and other strange creatures introduced, rejoiced when justice was meted out to the bad Mr. Punch according to his just desserts.