What does it mean to be “authentic” as a clown? from a discussion on Quora
It will depend on what you mean by “authentic” of course. For example, there are people who slap on makeup without knowing what they’re doing, and have no clown skills — some call these people “lipstick clowns”. They’re not authentic — although they can learn and become “real” or “authentic” clowns. Everyone starts somewhere, after all. (more…)
How can I stop being very afraid of clowns? – from a discussion on Quora
First, you need to recognize what it is that you’re afraid of. Are you afraid of people acting “zany” like the Three Stooges, Jim Carey, the cast of the Carol Burnett Show, Laugh-In, etc.? If not, you’re fear probably isn’t of clowns themselves.
Are you afraid of clowns in makeup? If so, that’s a different thing entirely.
Here’s a true story to illustrate the point: (more…)
The Annotated Marx Brothers: A Filmgoers Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure References and Sly Details
Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what habeas Irish rose is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle modern audiences. In this viewer’s guide to the Marx Brothers, you will find the answer to such mysteries, along with an exhaustive compilation of background information, obscure trivia and even the occasional busted myth. Each of the Marx Brothers 13 films is covered by a running commentary, with points in the film discussed as they appear. (more…)
- Last walkaround – Floyd “Creaky” Creekmore, the world’s oldest performing clown, has passed away at the age of 98
- Normally, when someone talks about “electing a clown” they’re being insulting — but not in Brasil! Brazilians re-elect clown with 1 million votes
- Pictures from the Texas Clown Association
- Just spent the week at the Midwest Clown Association 2014 Roundup – hope that I saw some of you there
- Speaking of which, local TV station WQAD did some nice coverage, but clearly they wrote their headline before even sending a reporter, talking about how clowning is a dying art – despite over 100 clowns attending, 6 Junior Joeys spending the week in intensive training, etc.