Bruce "Charlie" Johnson is internationally recognized as a clown historian
and is the
official World Clown Association Historian.
presentation on the history of American clowning was one of only five papers
chosen for the 1993 World Clown Congress in Harnosand, Sweden.
Bruce's article titled Types of Clown Definitions (Exclusive and Inclusive)
won second place in the 2010 World Clown Association Author Competition.
If you have a question on clown history, you can contact Bruce at
Click on a title to read the article.
Types of Clown
Definitions (Exclusive and Inclusive)
Native American Clowns
Clowns of South East Asia
Clowns in Christmas
Early Female Clowns
Little Tramp Centennial
Charlie Chaplin's Film
The Creation of Clarabell
Rone and Gigi -- Open
Sesame, Japan's Theatrical Clown Troupe
Olympic Sports Clowns
In Memory: Fred
The Banana Man
List of International Clown Hall Of Fame
Overview of Clown History from Ancent Pharoahs to
ice skating clowns
Clowning in Discover Stars on Ice
Kurt Browning as Ragiddin the Clown