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Welcome to FamousClowns.org, a web site dedicated to the history and performance of clowning. Famous Clowns is run by Tom Raymond, who performs at a professional clown as Raynbow the Clown in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

What can you do here? There’s a free tutorial on starting clowning, articles on topics such as the Clown Commandments, biographies of famous clowns (including Charlie Chaplin, Red Skelton, Bob Bell, WGN-TV’s Bozo the Clown, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Emmett Kelly, Bob Keeshan,The Marx Brothers, The Three Stooges, and many others), reviews of books and movies on clowning, and much more.

Valentine’s Day

  • A Clown Valentine Day skit
    • A Clown Valentine – a clown skit for a clown troupe, courtesy of Clowns for Christ
  • Clown Valentine’s Day gift
    • A Dozen Long Stem Red Noses, Picked just for you. Yes, the joke is atrocious, but the gift is great—a dozen long-stemmed Clown Noses- attached to artificial Rose stems and wrapped with gift Paper and a bow.
  • A different perspective on Valentine’s Day
    • My father died last year on February 11, 2007. We had the funeral on February 14th—as you can imagine, this will color my perception of Valentines Day from now on. Please remember two things on this Valentines Day (and other holidays as well):
  • Valentine’s Day jokes

Circus Directory. We are listed under Clowning category


Computer nerd by day, professional clown on evenings and weekends (Raynbow), who combines the two by maintaining a bunch of websites dedicated to the history and performances of clowning, such as Free Clown Skits

One thought on “About

  1. I am one of your Facebook friends. I also love clowns. I tried to follow this blog but have not figured it out yet. Would like to link my blog to yours if you don’t mind.
    Patty Sue

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