The Eight Clown Commandments.
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.
As a card carrying member
Of the esteemed clown club
I’m advised to take my clothes off
Before I enter a pub
I've said this about so much in my life
More than I can recall
But honestly, you want me to do this
without drugs or alcohol?
I think I’ve figured out a loophole
How about Hiccup the Alcoholic Clown
How about Smokey the Chain Smoking Clown
Okay you’ll love this one
How about Silly Sam the Serial Sodomizer
Every clowns gotta have a gimmick
Fun Clown Fact:
Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was a clown known as Pogo.
We do not hate, or discriminate
The esteemed patron is revered
Yet, all the while we are treated like freaks
Mocked, taunted and feared
But we carry on, it’s what we do
Knowing we create good times
We hold our heads up high and say
At least we’re not bloody mimes
International Clown Week