Alex the Jester paid a visit to OESJ Elementary on Friday, May 6, just in time for the PARP (Parents As Reading Partners) Sir Readalot program. Alex the Jester performs in the style of a medieval court jester, a tradition which combines music, juggling, prop comedy, and stage magic. Alex speaks the gibberish language "Grammelot." It has a few foreign words and lots of nonsense sounds. It helps him to perform in foreign countries. The United States State Department sponsored Alex in Russia as a "cultural ambassador." He has been featured on Showtime, PBS, and America's Got Talent.