Clown

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Clowns are comical performers, stereotypically characterized by the image of the Circus clown and their grotesque appearances: colored wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, unusually large footwear, red-nose, etc. (which evolved to project their actions to very large audiences), who entertain spectators by acting in a hilarious fashion. The types of their acts varies greatly. Although a few people find clowns to be scary, their aim is to entertain people. Other less grotesque styles have also developed which include theatre, TV 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."[1] For this reason, clowning is often considered an important part of training as a physical performance discipline, partly because tricky subject matter can be dealt with, but also because it requires a high level of risk and play in the performer.[2]

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