JD Schulze performs as a rodeo clown to keep the crowd involved in the event. The relationship between the announcer and the rodeo clown is a special one and they often play off of each other to keep the crowd entertained and fill in lulls in the action. The rodeo clown is more than a clown and also has a role in cowboy protection by being the man in the barrel, a safety location for cowboys and bull fighters in the arena.