The Eight Clown Commandments
1. I will keep my acts, performance and
behavior in good taste while I am in costume and makeup. I will remember at all
times that I have been accepted as a member of the clown club only to provide
others, principally children, with clean clown comedy entertainment. I will
remember that a good clown entertains others by making fun of himself or
herself and not at the expense or embarrassment of others.
2. I will learn to apply my makeup in a
professional manner. I will provide my own costume. I will carry out my
appearance and assignment for the entertainment of others and not for personal
gain or personal publicity when performing for either the International club or
alley events. I will always try to remain anonymous while in makeup and costume
as a clown, though there may be circumstances when it is not reasonably
possible to do so.
3. I will neither drink alcoholic beverages
nor smoke while in makeup or clown costume. Also, I will not drink alcoholic
beverages prior to any clown appearances. I will conduct myself as a
gentleman/lady, never interfering with other acts, events, spectators, or
individuals. I will not become involved in or tolerate sexual harassment or
discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability or any protected status.
4. I will remove my makeup and change into my
street clothes as soon as possible following my appearance, so that I cannot be
associated with any incident that may be detrimental to the good name of
clowning. I will conduct myself as a gentleman/lady at all times.
5. While on appearance in makeup and costume,
I will carry out the directives of the producer or his designated deputies. I
will abide by all performance rules without complaint in public.
6. I will do my very best to maintain the best
clown standards of makeup, costuming, properties, and comedy.
7. I will appear in as many clown shows as I
8. I will be committed to providing an
atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment for clowns of all ages to
share ideas and learn about the art of clowning.