Clowns

Uncanny Valley And The Creepy Clown Craze

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

Mori hypothesised that these forms of human duplicates which appear to be almost exactly but not quite identical to humans evoke a feeling of unease, eeriness and even disgust among viewers, particularly when the creations begin to move in an unnatural or mechanical way.

Behind The Scenes Of New Clown Show

Douglas McPherson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Comedy
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Douglas McPherson

Smartii Pants and Bobbo (image: Mike Brittain) Clowns have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, but Bobbo Roberts and Ian 'Smartii Pan...

Defiance Through Laughter And (Gentle) Clowns

Samantha Holdsworth | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Samantha Holdsworth

What a crazy week to be a clown, as the Director of Clowns Without Borders and a performer myself, I can say that with some authority. The spate of "evil clown" sightings has lead many people to ask me if it'll affect our work; not at all. We're clowns! We're resilient, if we get knocked down, we simply dust ourselves off and get back up. It's why after centuries we're still here making people laugh.

YouTuber Forced To Apologise After Killer Clown Prank Goes Wrong At Brunel University

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A YouTuber believed to be a ‘killer clown’ terrorising students with a chainsaw at Brunel University has been left red-faced after he was forced t...

Latest 'Killer Clown' Incident Sees Schoolchildren Followed By Man With Knife

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

A number of police forces have issued warnings to those taking part in the so-called “killer clown” craze after a growing number of incidents have...

Someone Is Dressing Up As A Clown And Jumping Out At Children In Newcastle

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

Pranksters dressed at clowns jumping out to scare schoolchildren has prompted a police force to issue a warning over their behaviour. There have been ...

Creepy Clowns Keep Being Spotted In South Carolina And No One Knows Why

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
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Police are stepping up patrols across South Carolina after a spate of creepy clown sightings. Officers were alerted after one reportedly tried to lure...

Mocking Justice: Israel's Jailing of Palestinian Circus Trainer Mohammad Abu Sakha

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

As with around 600 hundred other Palestinians, a six-month "administrative detention" order has been served on Abu Sakha by the Israeli military. With these scandalously unjust orders, no reason needs to be given and lawyers for those held have no real means of contesting the rulings which can be based on secret evidence. In Abu Sakha's case, the Israeli military have been quoted as saying the circus trainer poses a "danger ... to the security of the region". So that's supposed to be that.

Book Review: When Clowns Attack - A Survival Guide

Douglas McPherson | Posted 07.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Douglas McPherson

This is a silly book, of course - a bit like those guides to surviving a zombie apocalypse. I mean, clowns are harmless bringers of joy, aren't they? They wouldn't turn on us... er, would they? Surely they don't pose the same threat to our civilisation as a plague of zombies. But then again...

Brave or Just Foolish?

Naomi Hefter | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I love physical comedy. I watch it, I do it, I perform it, I think it and I admire it. In my opinion, as far as brain power is concerned, it's very easy. You don't have to structure a written joke; you don't have to read the news to talk about current affairs.

15 Facts About Clowns for International Clown Week

Douglas McPherson | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

(Photo: D McPherson) Every day is something day, but forget clown day, because clowns have an entire week, from Aug 1 - 7 every year. It was even wr...

Bobbo Roberts - The Life of a Clown (Part 2)

Douglas McPherson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Douglas McPherson

Bobbo was born into one of the world's oldest circus families and on July 8 will make a guest appearance in Simon Thompson's 'clown noir' adaptation of Shakespeare's Love' Labour Lost at the Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow.

Bobbo Roberts - The Life of a Clown (Part 1)

Douglas McPherson | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Douglas McPherson

The most enjoyable part of writing Circus Mania, for me, was talking to the clowns, sword-swallowers and showmen who make their life in the big top. Every one of them had fascinating stories to tell about their unique vocation, informed as it is by years of tradition.

20 Circus Facts for World Circus Day

Douglas McPherson | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

This Saturday, April 18, is the sixth World Circus Day. To celebrate, here are 15 fabulous facts about the sawdust circle.

The BBC Website Is Down, Replaced By Terrifying Clown Logo

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK

We're sure there's a rational explanation for why the BBC website went down. But what in god's name is that picture they used? A staring clown, wit...

Cirque Du Soleil - Seven Need to Know Facts About the KOOZA Show at the Royal Albert Hall

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

In this ever fast paced society we want the big stunts and need to gasp with our hearts racing before we will confess to being entertained. Are you not entertained, asked Maximus Decimus Meridius and Jay Z. No, not when the clowns are on we're not.

Haunted House Clown 'Violently Poked' Family With Purple Vibrator

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

A woman is taking legal action against a “haunted house” attraction, claiming she had her daughter were assaulted and harassed by two workers dres...

Portsmouth's New Resident Is A Sinister Serial-Stroking Clown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK

A sinister and slightly terrifying suited clown holding a solitary balloon has been creeping out residents of Portsmouth by gently stroking them. T...

This Killer Clown Prank Will Ruin Your Childhood & Underpants Forever (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

If you find clowns terrifying, you’ll probably need a change of underpants after watching this. Looking like the bastard love child of Ronald Mc...

Clowntroversy: Clowns 'Face Extinction' In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK

It's no laughing matter. Clown numbers are falling in the UK with numbers plummeting to the hundreds in recent years because the "cynical" public now ...

Ladies And Gents, Please Ignore The Clowns

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN!!! After the terrifying scary-clown phenomenon terrorised Northampton, it has now reached Norfolk. Norfolk Police received ...

Clown Assassin Kills Infamous Mexican Cartel Member

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Clowns may have just got even more terrifying - for drug cartels at least. An assassin in a clown costume complete with a wig and red nose has snuc...

‘Killer Clown' Turns Himself In After Terrifying School Pupils... Then Cavorts In Front Of Police Station

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

A sinister looking clown has turned himself into police – after complaints he was seen “acting suspiciously” near secondary schools and “frigh...

'I Just Want To Amuse People': Northampton Clown Gives Chilling First Interview

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

The Northampton Clown has broken cover for the first time and has insisted he only wants to make people laugh. Speaking exclusively to the Northam...

'I Just Want To Amuse People': Northampton Clown Gives Chilling First Interview

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

The Northampton Clown has broken cover for the first time and has insisted he only wants to make people laugh. Speaking exclusively to the Northam...