Get Off The Couch: Circus and St. Paddy coming

LISA DENTON: Barry, if you've ever thought about running away and joining the circus (and I know of someone who has), your chance is coming this week. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to McKenzie Arena for seven performances Thursday through Sunday.

Running away with the circus worked out OK for Robert Pattinson in "Water for Elephants," but the plan might have some hitches. Like: How strict are they about stowaways? How many sequins can one man wear? Will your trapeze fit in your suitcase?

BARRY COURTER: I like circuses well enough, but never fancied running away with one. I figure I'd either be volunteered as the Human Cannonball or for elephant cleanup duty. And clowns creep me out if they get too close.

This might not be the best week to run away in any case.