Clowns are usually depicted as either playful symbols of innocent fun war creepy fright.
The comedy that clowns perform is usually in the role of a fool whose everyday actions and tasks become extraordinary, and for whom the ridiculous becomes ordinary.
Clowns have a long history in Egypt, China and Rome, where clowns were fools who entertain the kings and emperors. Often, the clowns are the only ones allowed to make fun of men in power. They provided an outlet for the public’s frustrations with their rulers.
But it was Joseph Grimaldi during the 1800’s in England, who began clowning as we would recognize it today.
That’s all I know about clowns. I don’t really know why I just wrote this post.