ClownAntics Blog — Stan C Wolnic

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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    Your fathers mustache

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  • Stan C. Wolnic
Vaudevillian and mustache mogul.I remember watching shows like the little Rascals and love hearing the old slang lines like “ahh your fathers mustache,” which was to say you didn’t believe a [..]

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    Animal Acts

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  • Picture 048  When you think of animals in entertainment you may think of a magician producing beautiful white doves or pulling a rabbit out of his top hat, or [..]

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    Always clowning around

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  • If you are like most of us clowns your family and friends never seem to tire of the line “You’re always clowning around”….. much like “How’s the weather [..]

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    Gimmie my props

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  • Many of us laughed till our sides split as the Three Stooges clobbered each other with various objects like hammers, wrenches or even a large rock. As [..]

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