Clowns

Clowns

About Clowns

Clowns are comic performers stereotypically characterized by the grotesque image of the circus clown's colored wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, unusually large footwear, and red nose, which evolved to project their actions to large audiences. Other less grotesque styles have also developed, including theatre, television, and film clowns. Peter Berger writes that 'It seems plausible that folly and fools, like religion and magic, meet some deeply rooted needs in human society'.

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