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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.


Different people have different opinions on Halloween — here’s some articles on the subject that you may enjoy:


We tend to get enthusiastic about the Christian holiday of Thanksgiving around here (and not just because of stuffing and cranberry sauce, either). Here are some skits, articles and jokes for the occasion:

Circus Directory. We are listed under Clowning category


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

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  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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Felix and Amelia Adler list of Famous Clowns of the circus, stage, screen and television
Lou Jacobs listening A History of Clowns
How Do I Start Clowning? Balloon twisting, part 1
Halloween posts
Floyd "Creaky" Creekmore Famous Clowns blog – 10/7/2014
Midwest Clown Association Famous Clowns blog – 10/6/2014
Famous clowns blog – 9/25/2014

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