Harvey Korman quotes - Hollywood's great second banana and straight man

Harvey Korman quotes

Harvey Korman quotes – Hollywood’s great second banana and straight man

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Weary Willy sketch by Emmett Kelly

Emmett Kelly frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about the famous tramp clown, Emmett Kelly Sr., who performed with the Ringling Brothers, the Brooklyn Dodgers, on Broadway, in the movies, and elsewhere.

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Welcome to Famous Clowns

Welcome to, a website dedicated to the history and performance of clowning. Famous Clowns is run by Tom Raymond, who performs as 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 […]

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Jackie Le Claire as he currently looks

Smiling is infectious

Smiling is infectious, You catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today I started smiling too.

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Staff make up demonstration - after. Back row: Kenny Ahern, Brenda Ahern (yes, they're related -- happily married). Front row: Betty Cash/Peewee, Linda Batdorf/Spin, Jim Howle/Jim

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: How do I start Clowning? Introduction

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Santa Claus

Clown shopping after Christmas

Clown shopping after Christmas — Many people know that the day after Christmas is the largest shopping day of the year — but if you wait a little bit longer, you can pick up some props that may work for your clowning.

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The Fool in the Mirror

The Fool in the Mirror, a clown poem by Tom Raymond The man sits wearily in front of the mirror the sound of laughter ringing in his ears a fool stares back at him. A faint grin tugs at his lips as he wipes the smile off his face and stores it back in the […]

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Halloween posts

Different people have different opinions on Halloween — here’s some articles on the subject that you may enjoy: History of Halloween The day after Halloween – a shopping day for clowns Pumpkin Carving Skit – a clown ministry skit suitable for Halloween, harvest time or Thanksgiving Clown makeup, part 1 Clown makeup, part 2 Clown […]

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Under the Big Top : 100 Years of circus music, by the Great American Main Street Band

Under the Big Top: 100 Years of Circus Music

Under the Big Top: 100 Years of Circus Music, by the Great American Main Street Band The songs included on this CD include:

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