Book Reviews

Dewey's Easy Gospel Chalk Talks by Ralph G. Dewey

Dewey’s Easy Gospel Chalk Talks

Dewey’s Easy Gospel Chalk Talks by Ralph G. Dewey Paperback (June 1983)

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Circus Dreams by Lynn Goldsmith

Circus Dreams

Circus Dreams by Lynn Goldsmith In short, Circus Dreams is a photo journal of the great Milwaukee Circus Parade. It’s a very nice series of photos, ranging from the set up to the performers to the actual parade.

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The Silent Clowns, by Walter Kerr

The Silent Clowns [book review]

The Silent Clowns, by Walter Kerr Product description of The Silent Clowns This book is both a scholarly study of silent comedy movies, and an illustrated guide to the major comedians for the general reader. It covers such characters as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy. The author is one of America’s […]

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Lights, Camera, Clowning! with Randy Christensen

Lights, Camera, Clowning with Randy Christensen – An Introduction to Effective Clown Ministry – video review I first heard about Randy Christenson years ago, reading the original Clown Ministry Handbook by Janet Litherland. Randy was one of the ‘featured clowns’ in the book, and I was very intrigued. Randy has been very active in clown ministry for […]

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Clown Act Omnibus : Everything You Need to Know About Clowning Plus over 200 Clown Stunts by Wes. McVicar

Clown Act Omnibus

Clown Act Omnibus: Everything You Need to Know About Clowning Plus over 200 Clown Stunts by Wes. McVicar A nice collection of time-tested clown skits (over 200), for beginners, intermediate & advanced, both individuals and for groups.  Acts are classified by type, equipment needed, gymnastic skills, and practice required. I greatly appreciated this, since it […]

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Clown Jokes and Walkaround Gags

Clown Jokes & Walkaround Gags by Ron Burgess

Clown Jokes & Walkaround Gags by Ron Burgess  Editorial Reviews of Clown Jokes and Walkaround Gags The author, Ron Burgess – RBur696840@aol.com , November 23, 1998 Funny Stuff from “Silly Willy the (almost) Famous Clown” Hi, Clown Lovers! That could be kids, parents, teachers, clowns, and anyone else that I haven’t mentioned that enjoys good clean fun.

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Bonzos Complete Book Of Skits

Bonzo’s Complete Book of Clown Skits, volume 1

Bonzo’s Complete Book of Skits, Volume 1, by Barry DeChant Bonzo’s Complete Book of Clown Skits, volume 1 is a very nice collection of skits, time tested and clown-approved. It includes skits for a single clown, 2 clowns, 3 clowns, and clown troupes, and is divided accordingly.

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Skits and Bits for clown and drama ministry by Steve Conley

Skits and Bits

Skits and Bits for clown and drama ministry by Steve Conley Steve Conley is a prolific writer of clown skits — and a frequent contributor to the skits here on the Free Clown Skits website. Some of the skits he’s made freely available here include Breastplate of Righteousness, God in a Box, The Helmet of Salvation, The Helper, Respect, Shield of Faith, Standing […]

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Be A Clown – the Complete Guide to Instant Clowning by Turk Pipkin

Be A Clown – the Complete Guide to Instant Clowning

Book Reviews – Be A Clown! – The Complete Guide to Instant Clowning by Turk Pipkin, Walt Chrynwski, Chris Reed (Editor’s note: this book should not be confused with the children’s book “Be A Clown” nor Mark Stolzenberg’s Be A Clown, and has no relation to Cole Porter’s classic song “Be A Clown”)

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Clown Skits for Everyone – 32 skits for one or two clowns, prop instructions, performing tips—by Happy Jack Feder

Clown Skits for Everyone, by Happy Jack Feder

Clown Skits for Everyone – 32 skits for one or two clowns, prop instructions, performing tips—by Happy Jack Feder  Clown Skits for Everyone, by Happy Jack Feder, is an excellent resource. It contains a (very) short introduction on make-up & clown character, and then launches into the meat of the book – a collection of […]

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