By Kathleen Perricone

Katy Perry has released a nearly 2-minute sneak peek of her “Birthday” video, and in it, the singer portrays an array of children’s birthday party entertainers, like a Craigslist clown named Krissy, Ace the Animal Trainer, and Princess Mandee, who is more preoccupied with Twitter than painting faces.

“Meet my INSANE friends – Goldie, Yosef, Kriss, Ace, and Mandee!” Katy tweeted late on Monday night. “#MakeItLikeYourBirthday this THURSDAY!”

Katy’s video for “Birthday,” the fourth single off her Prism album, is set to be released this Thursday, April 24.