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Welcome to Famous Clowns

Welcome to FamousClowns.org, 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...
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Clowning tutorial

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
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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Clown shopping after Christmas

Santa Claus
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...
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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,...
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