Clowning tutorial

Do you want to be a clown? Do you want to know  how? Here’s a series of tutorials on how to do that:

Finding your clown character

  • How do I start clowning? Finding your clown character
    • Choosing a clown character is the foundational step in being (or becoming) a clown. Allow me to correct myself: choosing your clown character is the foundational step.
  • Character is the issue
    • Numerous times on this site, I’ve pointed out that a clown’s character is what injects both life and humor into his performance. In addition, it’s the character of the clown that customizes a skit as well.
  • How do I start clowning? Silence is Golden
    • consider starting your clown as being mute Some wonderful advice that Randy Christiansen makes in his pamphlet Clowning for Christ is: for the first year of performing, don’t let your clown character speak. At first, this…
  • How Do I Start Clowning? Now what do I do?
    • So, you’ve determined your clown character, designed your make-up, and created a costume that will work for you. What next? Well, before you go before that first audience, you will need something to do to…

Clown makeup

Clown Costume

 Twisting Balloon Animals

  • Clown Tutorial – twisting balloon animals, part 1
    • The first clown skill we’ll look at is twisting balloon animals into different shapes. Why balloon animals first? There are several reasons …
  • How do I start clowning? Balloon twisting, part 2
    • We’re now at the point where the rubber meets the road (pun intended), and start learning how to actually twist balloons. Actually, it’s the latex meeting the road, not the rubber since the balloons we’ll be using are made…
  • Clown tutorial -€“ balloon twisting, part 3
    • Clown tutorial – balloon twisting, part 3 Welcome back! Hopefully, by this time you’ve had an opportunity to purchase some balloons (260Q), purchase a pump, and inflate some balloons, and try twisting a simple dog. Now we’re going to add to your repertoire. Like this:Like Loading…

Clown Magic

What’s Next?

  • How Do I Start Clowning? Now what do I do?
    • So, you’ve determined your clown character, designed your make-up, and created a costume that will work for you. What next? Well, before you go before that first audience, you will need something to do to…
  • The Rule of Three in comedy
    • Have you seen a comedian, or comedy troupe, repeat a bit over, and over, and over, until the blatant unfunniness was painful to watch?  They should have used the Rule of Three
  • How Do I Start Clowning? Choosing a clown name
    • “What’€˜s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”€ … and your clown name tells your audience — and you —  who you are …
  • Warm ups and cool downs at clown performances
    • One of the basics about clown performances that often bet overlooked is the need for warm-up exercises beforehand, and cool down exercises afterward.
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