ClownAntics Blog — Russ Kennedy

The Art of Silence: A Lot Can Be Said for Saying Nothing

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  •     Stan Wolnic in “Hold That Train” circa 1915 Known for his athleticism, Stan would find great success as a stunt comic in the early years of silent filmmaking.  In the days of early film before talkies, great comedians like Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan C. Wolnic and Harold Lloyd kept us...

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    3 Silly Things to do with a Rubber Chicken

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  • What do I do with my rubber chicken now that I bought it? What don’t you do is more like it! Certainly a standard for the clown and prop comic alike, an item that has truly stood the test of time in the so bad it’s funny realm. The rubber chicken...

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    3 Great Walk Around Gags

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  • One of the greatest things for a performing clown to have in their arsenal is good walk around gags. Not everyone has the skill or the desire to be a proficient magic clown; so a great alternative is to have some nice pocket gags. Walk around gags don’t require a...

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    The Art of Pie Throwing

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  • The act of pie throwing as a form of comedy has been a crowd favorite for many years. As a matter of fact, in film, pie throwing dates back to the early 1900’s, and even earlier on stage. Throughout history, many of the comedy greats like, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and...

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    Sock it to me!

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  • With all the wonderful clown costume designs and pattern choices, we here at Clown Antics put our best foot forward and set out to have the biggest selection of crazy socks a clown could ever want. Having the right socks with your clown costume really helps the flow of your...

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    Body Language

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  • IMG_0029 CroppedMost of us have played the game charades at least once in our life. Trying to act out a  printed phrase on a card to your team so they [..]

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    Dress for success.

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  • rsz_img_0001 CroppedIn pursuit of a successful career, one key is to look professional. Success does not just mean a wealthy business person or movie star, rather could refer to an [..]

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    The show must go on!

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  • Tippy JugglingAt this point most of the world has heard about the Greatest How on Earth pulling up stakes for the last time. May of 2017 is the end of [..]

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    You get what you pay for.

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  • Mi 1No truer words have been spoken. We have all heard this phrase and know that it usually refers to a situation when one will experience an inferior product or [..]

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    Living Statue

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  • staue-2They’re everywhere…statues coming to life!!! Okay, nobody panic, this is not a sci-fi movie come to reality; rather this article is about the type of performance art in [..]

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    I gotta be me.

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  • Mi 1In the on going saga of being a unique performer, one can find themselves stuck in a rut. If a writer can have writers block, so can any [..]

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    Paradeability.

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  • Paradeability ; A clowns ability to bring laughter and amusement to the crowd during a parade. This may sound made up and as a matter of fact I don’t believe [..]

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