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The Rule of Three in comedy

The Rule of Three in comedy
The Rule of Three in comedy, by Tom Raymond Have you seen a comedian, or comedy troupe, repeat a bit over, and over, and over, until the blatant unfunniness was painful to watch? In recent years, that’s become almost the norm, especially on shows like “Saturday Night Live.”...
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How do I start clowning? clown costume, part 1

Spright & Dazzle, a mother-daughter clown combination.
Clown Tutorial – creating your clown costume Something interesting happened to me on the way to writing this article. I was perusing a very nice site named Art.com for something totally unrelated, and happened across this poster: Now, the first thing that struck me about this poster was...
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How do I start clowning? Finding your clown character

Choosing your unique 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. You don’t want to copy some other clown, unless you intend to be the clown equivalent...
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Character is the issue

Character is the issue – the importance of clown character 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. On the...
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