Big shoes can be dangerous!

This article from the UK Telegraph is pretty crazy. If people stopped doing dangerous stuff, there’d really be no point to a circus, y’know? Who wants to see a guy step into a ring of docile cows? Or brave the rope on the ground? Clown cannot wear giant shoes due to health and safety A clown has been told he […]

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Naked Clown Calendar 2009

Seeking to raise money to cure Multiple Sclerosis, 16 graduates from the Clown Conservatory of 2008 have unveiled the 2009 naked clown calendar, which features them posing in nothing but their makeup and their birthday suits. The proceeds from the calendar benefit the Judy Finelli Fund, which supports research and advocacy for cures and treatment of MS. Judy Finelli was […]

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Jeune Lune, Mum Puppet Theatre close

This isn’t quite about clowning, but I wanted to talk about– and since it includes two very important theatres that use clowning techniques, I think doing it here is right. I’ve just read about two very well respected regional theatres that specialize in “popular theatrical techniques” that are shuttering their doors. Theatre de la Jeune Leune of Minneapolis, which was […]

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RIP, Larry Harmon

Thanks to Pat Cashin’s Clownalley.net for the heads up. Larry Harmon, the licensor of Bozo the Clown died Thursday due to congestive heart failure. Say what you will about Bozo, but Larry Harmon was personally responsible for entertaining millions of children.he entertained MILLIONS of children over the years. And that makes him a giant in my book. RIP, Bozo! Larry […]

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Golden Nose winners!

THE 2008 New York Downtown Clown GOLDEN NOSE AWARD WINNERS ARE: Audience Choice Best Clown Film: Retard Midget Get Out of My Life, by Happy Hour Audience Choice Best Clown Act: At The Opera, by Those In The Nose Audience Choice Best Clown: Chris Allison Clown of The Year: Keith Nelson Clown Achievement of The Year: The Brick Theater, producers […]

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Au Revoir, M. Marceau

Marcel Marceau died yesterday, and the world is a sadder place for it. The only real response to Marceau dying can be this ” ! “ He was a true master of his work, and he popularized (and romanticized) the work of mime to an unbelievable degree. there’s no question that nearly every clown or mime performing in the world […]

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Ciao, Pagliacci.

If you haven’t heard, the amazing tenor Luciano Pavarotti has recently died. As a singer, he was a real talent. And for opera fans around the world, he was the only clown they really cared about (or maybe even seen) Pagliacci the opera was first made famous by the tenor Enrico Caruso, and since has become one of the standards […]

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