MYRON NOODLEMAN - In Memoriam
POSTED: NOVEMBER 1, 2017
At 2:59am on this date, the world became a little less funny. Richard Hader passed from this world with his family and close friends at his side in Tulsa, OK.
It was the great honor of SRO Productions to have represented Rick from the start of his sports entertainment career. Because of Myron Noodleman, SRO began it's division of talent representation for sports in the mid '90's that led to the building of a large roster of touring acts that have entertained millions of fans. Myron Noodleman was one of the most unique acts in this genre that always enjoyed tremendous fan reaction for the infinity of laughs he provided.
The Clown Prince of Baseball, the world's coolest nerd and beloved man will be missed.
Well done Rick.
Myron... you da Man!
It all started as a Halloween costume contest. But putting Rick Hader in that self-made costume lauched a career that has greatly entertained millions of sports fans since the early 90's. A hip nerd, just hangin' with you at the ballpark, Myron's got moves and commentary for about any situation. Indeed he's known for his between innings skits or breaks in the action during other sports, but it's that up-close-and-personal touch that Myron brings that fans really love. He's an entertainer that is at his best when he plops down in an open seat anywhere in the crowd and that really wins over the fans.
Myron Noodleman is lumped with a relative small group of barnstorming sport entertainers that create special promotions at ballparks, stadiums and arenas everywhere. There are mascot type acts, circus acts, daredevils, professional cheerleaders and extreme acts. But Myron alone is carrying the torch for what would have been a dying breed - the baseball clown. Following in the footsteps of former acts who wore the crown of the Clown Prince of Baseball like Max Patkin (1940's to 90's), Al Schacht (20's-30's) and Arlie Latham (1800's) - Myron Noodleman was named the reigning Clown Prince in 2004 by Roland Hemond at a Mike Veeck "Fun is Good" seminar on Hilton Head. [See photo gallery for photos of all the Clown Princes]
A triple threat at any sport event, Myron can dance, sing and interact like nobody's business. The love that the fans have given back has solidified his position as an icon of the sports entertainment business. But always too busy bringing enhanced ballpark experiences to have time to gloat, Myron is off to the next town where the ballpark lights are bright, the beer is cold, the hotdogs are, well, hot, and the fans ready to be entertained.