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Join Tom and Ian as they journey to find out what exactly IS a clown? In this all inclusive podcast, they will be discussing the ins, outs, middles and weird side bits of clown, comedy and performance.

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Join Tom and Ian as they journey to find out what exactly IS a clown? In this all inclusive podcast, they will be discussing the ins, outs, middles and weird side bits of clown, comedy and performance.

    The Caveman - Clowns Create

    The Caveman - Clowns Create

    Dive into a mismatched narrative of a caveman who struggles to light a fire... 

    Clowns Create is a new  series where Tom and Ian exercise their funny brains and imagine a Clown Act from scratch using nothing but quick wit and accumulated knowledge from the Cheeky Podcast series. 

    These episodes are aimed to inspire and entertain listeners for their own creative projects, while we come up with both terrible and hilarious ideas. 

    Timestamps 
    0.19m Intro 
    1.28m The Action Triangle
    2.41m Things we try to Include 
    3.35m The Brainstorming Begins 
    9.04m Discovering Motivations and Problems to solve 
    22.48.m Outro
    24.00m Joke of the Day 

    • 24 min
    What is Bouffon?

    What is Bouffon?

    Answering the age old question of Bouffon, Tom and Ian get into how, where and why Bouffon came to be.
    Bouffon is a style of performance in which the aim is to provoke emotion (usually laughter in the uncomfortable) in order to gain clarity or resonance in a particular subject - the more taboo, raucous, or edgy the better.

    If you're interested in researching more about Bouffon then feel free to have a look through our sources below! Let us know if we missed something interesting.

    TIMESTAMPS
    0.00 Intro
    1.18 Initial Notes
    2.09 Quotes
    5.30 What is Bouffon?
    7.32 Myth of Bouffon
    11.15 Good Art
    12.33 Visuals of Bouffon
    14.24 Modern Bouffon Origin
    18.33 Stock Characters
    19.11 Nate
    20.26 Outro
    21.20 Joke of the Day

    SHOWNOTES & SOURCES
    Jacques Lecoq
    Phillipe Gaulier
    Giovanni Fusetti
    Bouffon Examples
    Nate

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouffon
    washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/05/AR2011010505738.html
    https://www.aqueoushumour.com/about/bouffons/
    https://batterseaartscentreblog.com/2020/02/13/bouffon-for-beginners/
    https://learningthroughtheatre.co.uk/blog/what-is-the-origin-of-bouffon
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulcinella
    https://www.lifeinitaly.com/lifestyle/holidays/carnival/pulcinella/
    https://www.petalily.com/blog-dark-clown-clown-plus/bouffon-satire-dark-clown
    https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315745251.ch18
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_Fools 

    • 21 min
    The Electrician - Clowns Create!

    The Electrician - Clowns Create!

    The next installment of the Clowns Create series has landed! Using nothing but quick wit and creativity, Tom and Ian brainstorm an entire live performance Clown Routine completely from scratch. 

    Clowns Create episodes were made to exercise our creative muscles and apply some of the clowning techniques we have learned about while at NICA and producing the Cheeky Podcast. 


    TIMESTAMPS
    0.00m Intro
    1.32m Act Triangle
    4.04m Brainstorming Begins
    18.09m Remembering Audience Interaction !
    23.48mRecap
    26.52m Outro
    28.25mJoke of the Day

    Around the World Daft Punk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKYPYj2XX80

    Classic Bugs Bunny Skit with Lightning
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJI_gygXsfs

    • 29 min
    Marcel Marceau - Highlighted Histories

    Marcel Marceau - Highlighted Histories

    Today we take a look at the most famous MIME in the world! Said to have single handedly revived the art of mime during the 20th century, there is most certainly more than meets the eye here!

    After rescuing many children during WWII as a part of the French Resistance, he turned to performance, where his shows would touch hearts and minds. Even becoming friends with Michael Jackson and becoming an inspiration for the moonwalk!

    TIMESTAMPS
    0.00 Intro
    1.24 Opening Notes
    3.04 Birth and Youth
    9.03 School and Beginning of Career
    15.27 Stock Acts
    22.03 Side Track
    22.48 Outro
    23.30 Joke Of The Day

    SHOWNOTES
    Marcel Marceau Miming
    The Mask Act
    Shitfaced Shakespeare
    Laughfactory.com

    SOURCES
    https://www.mime.info/encyclopedia/marceau.html
    https://www.mime.info/encyclopedia/marceau-bio.html
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0545131/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
    https://theculturetrip.com/europe/france/paris/articles/marcel-marceau-frances-most-memorable-mime/
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Marcel-Marceau
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Marceau
    https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/marcel-marceau/m017_65?hl=en
    https://www.history.com/news/marcel-marceau-wwii-french-resistance-georges-loinger

    • 24 min
    What is Mime?

    What is Mime?

    What is Mime?! Baby don't hurt me...Don't hurt me... No More!

    In this episode of the Cheeky Podcast Tom and Ian attempt to make sense of the performance genre of Mime. What is Mime? And how is it similar and different to Clowning? Find out this and more as we try to piece together the mystery of Mime.

    TIMESTAMPS:

    0.00m Introduction
    3.55m What is Mime?
    8.53m Can Mimes use Props ?
    13.39m Is mime a category of Clown ?
    17.38m History of Modern Mime
    22.55m Trivia & Fun Facts 
    24.55m Outro
    26.15m Joke of the Day


    Sources

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mime_artist
    https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-mime
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporeal_mime
    http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-mime-and-clown/
    https://www.theatreinparis.com/blog/a-history-of-mime-the-most-oh-so-french-of-art-forms
    http://worldmime.org/en/about-mime/mime-and-pantomime.html
    http://www.peareylalbhawan.com/blog/2017/08/24/mime-as-a-performance-art/
    http://worldmime.org/en/about-mime/mime-and-pantomime/104-mime-and-pantomime/291-le-mime.html

    Pop Culture references !

    Video 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyqelMwAza4&ab_channel=TheOfficialPok%C3%A9monYouTubechannel

    Video 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwasv_AImtI&ab_channel=Movieclips

    • 27 min
    Baton Controller - Clowns Create

    Baton Controller - Clowns Create

    A brand new thing! Today Ian and Tom create an act in front of your very ears! Beginning with an Act Triangle they make their way through their imagination to create the amazing Baton Controller!

    TIMESTAMPS
    0.00 Intro
    1.57 Act Triangle
    3.00 The World
    5.35 Character Rd 1
    10.07 Audience Interactions
    13.50 Overview
    17.05 Character Rd 2
    24.24 Outro
    25.51 Joke of the Day

    SHOWNOTES
    Ludwig Interview
    Bonebreaker Leo
    European Whiteface

    • 26 min

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