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Benny the Clown


Benny is a tra­di­tion­ally made up white­face (grotesque) clown, with over­size shoes, gaudily coloured baggy trousers and an enor­mous red fright-wig. He stud­ied at the Alan Witts School of Clown­ing and is often seen per­form­ing with his per­for­mance coach Percy the Ring­mas­ter. His age and birth­place are unknown, although he is often heard talk­ing in a broad Brook­lyn accent.

Clock­ing up a grand total of 999 children’s par­ties since 2005, Benny took early retire­ment, only to be quickly lured into the world of ‘per­for­mance art’ with the promise of fame, for­tune, gin and chew­ing tobacco. Since then he has per­formed at venues such as the Queen Eliz­a­beth Hall, Brighton train sta­tion and the Louise Blouin Foun­da­tion and at fes­ti­vals such as Spi­tal­fields and Bore­alis in Nor­way. He occa­sion­ally fronts the Metal band Zipperface.

In a recent PRS pro­posal, Benny states he is a pro­fes­sional clown and taxi­der­mist, with expe­ri­ence in all fields of child enter­tain­ment and that he is cur­rently study­ing rock­etry and scry­ing to G.C.S.E level.

All offers of work are wel­come and accepted” BTC


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