A clown is a person who wears a unique makeup-face and flamboyant costume, performing comedy in a state of open-mindedness (by reversing folkway-norms) all while using physical comedy.[1][2][3][4]

Emmett Kelly as Weary Willie
MediumPhysical comedy, acting, mime
Typescircus, contemporary circus, comedy, theatre, television, film
Ancestor artsJester
Descendant artsHarlequinade, comedian
Originating era18th – 21st century