Joe Baele began his long and winding artistic career as a free-lance clown some 25 years ago. In 1996, to his own great surprise, he won a national competition for storytelling. He very soon realized that storytelling was in his blood.

As in his capacity of a professional clown, Joe respects the traditions. He feels akin to the fabulatori, the travelling storytellers of old who recounted tales of the Rich and Poor, Kings and Fools, God and the Devil.
True to this tradition Joe tells these old traditionals full of humour and passion, fear and disaster, hopes and fading glories.
His stories evoke ordinary men and women and their struggle to overcome life's vicissitudes.