Archive for August 31, 2012

Life on the Circus

Karen DeSanto talks about life on the Ringling Train during the Chicago Clown Auditions.

Clowns with Cirque du Soleil

Yes, Cirque du Soleil hires clowns… So you’re a clown who wants to perform at Cirque du Soleil! Guess what? We might have job openings for you. Here is a video from Cirque about what they look for in clowns.


Interested candidates must submit:

1. A résumé/CV
2. Two photos (head and body shots)
3. A video demo of their performance (between 3 and 10 mins)

Clown Music Videos

Here are some clown music videos from YouTube… some are better than others.

The Clown Song–Hap Palmer

Stealers Wheels – Stuck In The Middle With You – Offical Video

B. A. Clown – Steve Marshall

Big Red Noses (A Clown Song)

The Clown Song by Kidscamp

Clown Song, the Corbetts

English Time Songs, The Clown Song

Let’s Go To The Circus!- Be A Clown

Blinky the Clown Happy Birthday Song – Denver

Silly Sally the Clown-Loopty Loo Song-Kids fitness

Bertoldo il Clown Magico

Clown Makeup Design

I created a video where I discuss the design of a modern clown face. I recommend getting Strutter’s Complete Guide to Clown Makeup.

In the video, I discuss how a clown’s makeup is designed to help the audience see the expressions. The boldness of the makeup design may vary based on how close the clown will perform in front of an audience, from a stadium, to a living room, to a hospital room.

It is also important to understand how the face moves and put the makeup on to let the makeup move with the muscles of the face and carry the emotions and expressions.

Whiteface Clown Makeup Demonstration

Mike Becvar, aka Sir Toony Van Dukes, demonstrates how he puts on his clown makeup.

Let the Biggest Pie Fight On Earth Commence!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and the Funnyatrics Clown Program at Children’s Medical Center were bubbling over with the excitement as they prepared for a soap-endous event…The Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight On Earth, which took place on Tuesday, July 31 at AT&T Plaza at American Airlines Center. The ultimate shaving cream chaos set a Guinness World Record, with 714 participants, for the largest shaving cream pie fight ever held!