Glossary of Terms Podcast

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.

0.00 Intro
1.18 Initial Notes
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

Jacques Lecoq
Phillipe Gaulier
Giovanni Fusetti
Bouffon Examples

Clowns Create Podcast

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. 

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

Around the World Daft Punk

Classic Bugs Bunny Skit with Lightning

Highlighted Histories Podcast

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!

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

Marcel Marceau Miming
The Mask Act
Shitfaced Shakespeare


Glossary of Terms Podcast

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.


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


Pop Culture references !

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Clowns Create Podcast

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!

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

Ludwig Interview
Bonebreaker Leo
European Whiteface

Interview Podcast

Ludwig Schukin – Interview

Ludwig Schukin! The oft mentioned teacher of Ian and Tom has come down from the heavens to discuss clown, and his journey into it.

Ludwig is an incredible clown and performer, who performed all over the world, in front of amazing crowds, with amazing people before coming to NICA to teach the next generation of clowns, cyr wheelists, slapstick acrobats, strap artists and more.

0.00 Intro
1.03 How Did You Become A Clown?
22.54 Did You Perform At The Circus When You Were Young?
31.54 What Made Your Dad So Famous?
38.32 What Is Your Favourite Show You Performed?
47.03 What Is A Clown?
48.13 Is Audience Connection New?
55.32 How Did You Find Out About NICA?
57.24 Joke Of The Day
58.17 Outro


Glossary of Terms Podcast

Character Clown – Clown Types

Completing another piece of the the Clown Types series! In this episode learn from Tom and Ian all about the ‘Character’ type of clown.   

Proper description and timestamps coming ASAP !! 

Sources :

Clowns React Podcast

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday – Clowns React

Join us as we discuss Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, a world renowned French movie starring Jacques Tati, a famous mime and clown who transitioned into movies.

Monsieur Hulot is an eccentric character, the likes of which inspired Rowan Atkinson when he was young. Equipped with his childing naivety and troublemaking skills, he sets to go on holiday to a French beach.\

0.00 Intro
1.19 Opening Statements
2.06 Comedic Devices
14.39 Favourite Moments
20.20 Trivia
26.26 Outro
27.57 Joke of the Day

Mr Hulot’s Holiday

Highlighted Histories Podcast

Chocolat and Foottit – Highlighted Histories

One of the original pairings of the August and White Face Clown, Chocolat and Foottit became a famous comedy duo in 19th century France who broke the social norm. Tune in to hear more about their lives, careers and comedy style! \


0.00 Intro 
2.12 Opening Statements 
2.40 Chocolats Upbringing
10.29 Foottits Upbringing 
13.32 Their performance career 
22.26 The Duos Separation and  Additional Facts 
26.37 Outro
27.31 Joke of the Day 

Old Footage!


Highlighted Histories Podcast

Joseph Grimaldi – The ORIGINAL Clown – Highlighted Histories

Today we are going over the fascinating history of the worlds first clown, Joseph Grimaldi!

Joseph Grimaldi is accredited to being the inventor of the modern clown, whether that’s character clown, white face or even auguste, its all due to his interactive style that he invented in 1801.

0.00 Intro
1.13 Initial Notes
2.47 Family History
5.41 Pantomime Side Note
6.57 Childhood and Teenage Years
13.13 His 20’s and the Origin of Clown
20.47 Highlights
23.22 Family and Old Age
28.30 Final Notes
30.58 Outro
32.31 Joke of the Day

Memoirs of Grimaldi – Charles Dickens