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Steve-O

Stephen Gilchrist Glover, better known by his stage name Steve-O, is an actor, stunt performer, producer, stand-up comedian, author, musician and clown. He holds British, American and Canadian citizenship. His entertainment career is mostly centered on his performance stunts on the American TV series Jackass, its related movies, and its spin-off series Wildboyz.

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Bill Irwin

William Mills Irwin is an American actor, clown, and comedian. He began as a vaudeville-style stage performer and has been noted for his contribution to the renaissance of American circus during the 1970s. He has also made a number of appearances on film and television, and he won a Tony Award for his role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf on Broadway. He is also known as Mr. Noodle on the Sesame Street spinoff Elmo's World, has appeared in the Sesame Street film short Does Air Move Things?, and regularly appears as a therapist on Law and Order: SVU.

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Gopal Bhar

Gopal Bhar or Gopal Bhand was a court jester in medieval Bengal. He was in the court of Raja Krishnachandra (1710-1783), the-then king of Nadia in the 18th century. Gopal used to give joy to others by laughter and ridicule.The king considered Gopal as a Navaratna of his court. His statue can still be seen in the palace of Krishnachandra and in Ghurni, Krishnagar town. Gopal was very intelligent and very keen of his idea.

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Chocolat (clown)

Chocolat was the stage name of Rafael, a clown who performed in a Paris circus around the turn of the 20th century. Rafael was of Afro-Cuban descent and was one of the earliest successful black entertainers in modern France. He was the first black clown to play a lead role in a circus pantomime act, and with his longtime partner George Foottit they revolutionized the art of clowning by pairing the sophisticated white clown with the foolish auguste clown.

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Yuri Nikulin

Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin was a well-known Soviet and Russian actor and clown who starred in many popular films.

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Nicolai Poliakoff

Nicolai Poliakoff OBE was the creator of Coco the Clown, arguably the most famous clown in the UK during the middle decades of the 20th century. Technically, Coco is an Auguste, the foolish character who is always on the receiving end of buckets of water and custard pies. The auguste often works with the more clever white-faced clown, who always gets the better of him.

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Jane Foole

Jane Foole, also known as Jane The Foole, and Jane, The Queen's Fool, was an English court jester. She was the jester of queens Catherine Parr and Mary I, and possibly also of Anne Boleyn. She has been described as the only female court jester ever depicted.

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Slava Polunin

Vyacheslav Ivanovich “Slava” Polunin PAR is a Russian performance artist and clown. He is the creator of the stage spectacles Asisyai-revue, Slava's Snowshow and Diabolo.

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Philippe Gaulier

Philippe Gaulier is a French master clown, pedagogue, and professor of theatre. He is the founder of École Philippe Gaulier, a prestigious French theatre school in Étampes, outside Paris. He studied under Jacques Lecoq in the mid-1960s and was an instructor at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in the late 1970s. As well as performing as a clown, he is also a playwright and director. He has published The Tormentor, a book discussing his thoughts on the theatre and containing exercises designed to develop an actor's skill.

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Oleg Popov

Oleg Konstantinovich Popov was a Soviet and Russian clown and circus artist. People's Artist of the USSR (1969).

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James H. Allen

James H. Allen was an American actor who portrayed the clown character Rusty Nails and was the host of various children's television shows in the Portland, Oregon television market from 1957–1972. His program on KPTV was the second-longest running children's program in Portland, second only to Ramblin' Rod Anders.

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George Foottit

George Foottit was an English clown who found fame on the Paris circus scene. He is famous for being part of the clown duo "Foottit and Chocolat".

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Pierre Étaix

Pierre Étaix was a French clown, comedian and filmmaker. Étaix made a series of short- and feature-length films in the 1960s, many of them co-written by influential screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. He won an Academy Award for best live action short film in 1963. Due to a legal dispute with a distribution company, his films were unavailable from the 1970s until 2009.

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Pepe Viyuela

José Viyuela Castillo, known as Pepe Viyuela, is a Spanish actor, clown, poet, and comedian. He is best known in English-speaking countries for his one-man stage show Encerrona (Lock-In), which was brought to the London stage in June 2017 as part of the Festival of Spanish Theatre in London (Festelón).

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Jango Edwards

Jango Edwards is an American clown and entertainer who has spent most of his career in Europe, primarily in France, Spain, Netherlands, and England.