Why would anyone choose a thankless career of balloon-folding, silly trousers, and five-year-old hecklers? Daisy Asquith investigates the lives of four children’s party entertainers. Some love children – nothing makes Potty the Pirate happier than watching their faces light up with laughter – whereas others are more ambivalent. Tommy Tickle, for instance, thinks they’re all spoilt brats, his own daughter Stephanie, a teenage Goth, in particular. From Tommy’s boozing to Mr Pumpkin’s mother’s Alzheimer’s disease, she reveals the intimate details of the clown’s tragicomic life, revealing a world that is by turns melancholy and hilarious.