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Plate spinning skit

Plate spinning skit
Plate spinning skit – a skit for 3 or more clowns [Editor’s note: I first saw this plate spinning skit on WGN-TV’s Bozo the Clown show, but the routine is much older than that.  In the original, there were 3 non-speaking clowns and the ringmaster who speaks at...
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Clown acrobats teeterboard

I first saw this in a movie, The Great Rupert, performed by the great Jimmy Durante. In the scene, he's playing the part of a vaudeville acrobat, whose landlord has asked him to teach him a simple acrobatic trick ...
Clown acrobats teeterboard I first saw this in a movie, The Great Rupert, performed by the great Jimmy Durante. In the scene, he’s playing the part of a vaudeville acrobat, whose landlord has asked him to teach him a simple acrobatic trick …
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No More Clown Kids Jumping on the Bed

Two little kids jumping on the bed
No More Clown Kids Jumping on the Bed! – a free clown skit, courtesy of Pookie the Clown Emily: Good evening ladies and gentleman. Tonight the Foster clown family will be performing for you. I will need your participation when I tell you. (Disclaimer: No clowns were harmed during...
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Delivery running gag

Delivery running gag
This is a classic clown routine — I first heard of it with Otto Griebling, where he would wander through the stands of the circus carrying a small plant, calling out the name of a fictional person to deliver the plant to, such as Mrs. McGillicuddy-Smythe. He wouldn’t find...
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Clown skit Stagecoach

Clown skit Stagecoach – a classic routine for 2 speaking clowns
Clown skit Stagecoach – a classic routine for 2 speaking clowns Clown skit Stagecoach – a classic clown routine for 2 speaking clowns, typically a white face and an auguste, although any 2 clowns would do, dealing with cowboy clowns dealing with a pursuit. In a class at the 2014...
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Rubber hot dog skit

Rubber hot dog skit
A classic “that was terrible! let’s do that to someone else!” skit for 2 speaking clowns, typically a white face and an auguste, although any 2 clowns would do … Required props: two hot dogs, buns, etc. I first saw this on the original TV series of the Odd...
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I’ve got to go whee!

I've got to go whee - clown skit
Editor’s note: this is an old skit — I first remember performing at Boy Scout camp more decades ago than I care to admit – there are (at least) two distinctive ways to perform this skit — the first, as seen in the YouTube video below, is with...
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Dead and Alive

Clowns Steve Smith and Jeffrey Steele perform the ‘Dead and Alive’ clown skit from the ‘Clown Gags’ section of the ‘Be A Clown’ video from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey, 1987
Dead and Alive clown skit Clowns Steve Smith and Jeffrey Steele perform the ‘Dead and Alive’ clown skit from the ‘Clown Gags’ section of the ‘Be A Clown’ video from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey, 1987.  Clown bits include walking into missed handshake, alternating hat tip and...
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Niagara Falls, aka. Slowly I turned

Slowly I Turned | Niagara Falls
Slowly I Turned | Niagara Falls Slowly I Turned is a classic skit (also known as Niagara Falls, The Stranger with a Kind Face, Pokomoko), for two speaking clowns, typically one tramp clown and the other clown can be any type (tramp/hobo, auguste, whiteface or character). The basic skit has...
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William Tell skit

William Tell skit - a classic clown skit for two clowns
William Tell skit – a classic clown skit for two clowns A classic clown skit that’s been performed in circuses, on film by Charlie Chaplin, by Danny Kaye, and countless others.  The basic set up is as follows: Props required: toy bow and arrow, apple.  Optionally, comedy glasses...
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