Clowns React Podcast

Middleditch and Schwartz – Clowns React

An unexpected masterpiece. Middleditch and Schwarts can forever change what you thought was possible with improvised comedy. In the first Clowns React episode for 2021,  Tune in to hear Tom and Ian barely contain themselves as they break down the comedic devices, their favorite moments and fun facts about the creators of the show. 

Middleditch and Schwarts is a 2020 improvised Netflix comedy special with a Rotten Tomato’s review score of One Hundred Percent. Dang! 

SPOILER ALERT: We highly recommend you watch the first episode ‘The Wedding’ before listening to this podcast ūüôā¬†

0.00m Start 
0.23m Introductions
2.41m How Middleditch and Schwarts run the show
3.38m Comedic Devices 
13.53m Favorite Moments 
18.39m Trivia about the Creators 
23.30m Outro


Wiki Sources:

Glossary of Terms Podcast

Tramp/Hobo Clown – The Clown Types Series

Did you know that there is a difference between Hobo and Tramp Clown types?
We didn’t either! Tune in to listen to that, as well as the fascinating history and origin of these two types.

0.00 Intro
3.10 Historical Context
4.54 Origin of Hobo/Tramp Clown
5.33 Discussion of Origin
11.00 Appearance of Hobo/Tramp/Bag Lady
14.21 Characteristics of Hobo/Tramp/Bag Lady
19.54 Hobo/Tramp Performers
21.07 Outro
21.47 Joke Of The Day

Tramp vs Hobo
History of Tramp/Hobo

Glossary of Terms Podcast

Auguste Clown – The Clown Type Series

When you think of the stereotypical Clown, the ‘Auguste’ clown is probably what comes to mind.¬† In this episode of the Cheeky Podcast , Tom and Ian talk about the characteristics , appearance and possible origin stories for one of the most widely recognized style of clown .¬†]

0.00m Start
0.23m Introduction
1.44m Opening Statements 
3.03m Different Unrelated Facts  
4.48m Status of the Clown
7.25m Stories of where the ‘Auguste’ Clown comes from 
12.02m Behaviour of the the Auguste Clown    
15.02m Appearance of the Auguste Clown 
16.35m Discussion on things we discovered 
19.02m Closing Statements 
19.40m Joke of the Day x 2! 


Clowns React Podcast

Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House Of Fun – Clowns React

The brand new Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House Of Fun has come and brought joy to all the boys and girls this Holiday Season! In this Clown’s React we dissect their and talk about our absolute favourite moments from the show.

Aunty Donna is a performing group who, after amassing 300,000 Youtube subscribers, have created and released an absurdist show on Netflix called Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House Of Fun.

0.00 Intro
2.26 Comedic Devices
11.49 Favourite Moment
19.17 Outro
20.15 Joke Of The Day

Aunty Donna
Aunty Donna Youtube
Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House Of Fun Netflix

Glossary of Terms Podcast Uncategorized

White Face – The Clown Types Series

You asked for it folks! Finally, The Cheeky Podcast begin a series into the different types of clowns.¬† In this first episode, Tom and Ian talk about the White Face Clown (now to be known as ‘…The Classic European…”)¬† and dive into its characteristics and origins.

This series  hopes to bring some order to the chaos of conflicting google search results and commonly held beliefs. 


0.00 Start
0.22m Welcome
3.42m Introduction to the ‘Classic European’¬† White Face Clown / Characteristics / The Man Credited for its Creation¬†
7.34m The origins of ‘Classic European’ white face¬†
11.53m A little about the Creation of Mime! 
12.33m Francesco Caroli
13.35m Performance Status of C.E.W.F.
14.54m General Discussion РHow do we now label the White Face ?! 
16.14m The use of the term ‘Sad Clown’ for ‘Classic European’ ??
18.11m The term “White Face’ as an Umbrellas label ¬†
19.37m Labeling Clown types from their Appearance or Performance Style 
20.27m Outro
21.20 Joke of the Day + Blooper


Sources : 


Trixtan Entertainemnt

Clowning Around





The Cheeky Podcast is produced by Tomas Correia and Ian Richardson 



Clowns React Podcast

You Nazty Spy! By The Three Stooges – Clowns React

You Nazty Spy is an old Three Stooges short film classic (try saying that 10 times quickly). We try out a brand new format to the Clowns React episode!

Tune in for weird maps, farce, and dinosaurs as we discuss this all time classic, a favourite of two of the Three Stooges, Moe and Larry.

0.00 Intro
1.27 Style Of Humour
4.50 Favourite Gag
9.16 Trivia
12.45 Outro
13.50 Joke Of The Day

You Nazty Spy!
The Map Screenshot

Highlighted Histories Podcast

The Three Stooges – Highlighted Histories

The original comic trio of the 20th century, ‘The Three Stooges’ were icons of the short film era. With a mixture of witty jokes, ludacris situations and eye poking slapstick, the Stooges were Movie stars, Television stars and Live Performance wonders. Tune in to learn and laugh, as Tom and Ian dive into this comic groups wacky career. 

0.00m Start
0.21m Episode introduction
1.40m The Stooges Overview 
5.52m Early Career
12.16m Columbia Pictures Years / Audience Popularity / Being Cartoons
16.49m  The Different Cast Members / Using Recycled Footage
20.11m ‘Fake Shemp’ ?? / Resurgence of Popularity in the 1960’s / Remake Movie 
26.27m Tom and Ian’s ‘take aways’ from researching the Stooges 
31.38m Outro
32.23m Joke of the day
33.45m End




2012 Remake Movie :

The Three Stooges Fandom

Clowns React Podcast

Safety Last by Harold Lloyd – Clowns React

In this short episode we discuss Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last, a movie widely regarded to be his most famous feature film!

Safety Last is a silent era film featuring the then famous Harold Lloyd, a person recognised in his time for his funny films and witty humour. Join us as we dissect and laugh!


0.00 Intro
2.15 Music
3.38 Verbal Jokes
8.27 The Speed Of Film
10.10 The Finale
15.02 Style Of Funny
16.56 The Fabric Scene
18.56 Aiding The Story
24.48 Underground Elevator Gag
26.04 Outro
28.07 Joke Of The Day


Ian’s Microphone
Tom’s Microphone
Safety Last Movie
Buster Keaton Episodes
Full Tram

Highlighted Histories Podcast

Buster Keaton – Highlighted Histories

Buster Keaton was a Producer, Writer, Comic Actor and Stuntman who peaked in popularity in the late 1920s. His films including ‘The General’ and ‘Steamboat Bill, Jr.’ have been titled as some of the greatest silent films of all time. Tune in to hear Tom and Ian share about the ups and downs of this amazing artists career and personal life.


0.00m Introductions 
1.30m  Growing up into a family of Vaudeville performers
11.26m Leaving the Family Show and Entering Film 
15.41m Creating Buster Keaton Productions 
18.15m The Collapse of Buster Keaton Productions + Signing his creative life away to MGM
24.06m Busters Downward Spiral 
28.01m Buster gets his life back together 
30.43m Returning to Hollywood to become a Gag writer, Discussing Buster becoming bankrupt. 
35.08m  Discussing Busters popularity resurgence + Career later on 
38.50m People who have been inspired by Buster Keaton’s life
44.45m Outro 
47.07 Joke of the Day


Clowns React Podcast

Grocks Performance – Clowns React

The King Of Clowns only recorded performance is reviewed by Ian and Tom, two clown graduates. Grock, the King Of Clowns is a clown who primarily performed in Music Halls, who could speak 6 languages, and who could play 26 different instruments.

His success truly led from his performances though, and he was said to be the most famous and rich performer in the world at one point.


0.00 Intro
1.19 Opening Scene
4.55 Grocks Types Of Humour
7.30 Changing Outfit Gag
10.39 Thom Monckton’s Inspiration?
11.47 5 O’Clocksies
13.51 Use Of Set
15.12 Laughing At His Own Jokes
16.50 Grock And His Partners Relationship
17.56 Brief Talent Tangent
20.32 Grock And His Partners Relationship Pt. 2
26.35 Violin Schtick
30.12 Juxtaposition
32.23 Changing Stance Gag
33.16 Jump To Backrest
35.39 Strange Filming
37.41 Outro
38.34 Joke Of The Day


Grock The Clown – Stage Performance (“B√ľhnen-Sketch”, 1931)
B√ľhnen-sketch translation
Opening Sequence
Folding Arm Gag
Thom Monckton
Piano Bells
Piano Not Letting Him Play
Playing The Same Violin
Walking In And Out
Violin Schtick
Copying Accordion
Changing Stance Gag
Famous Trick
Joke Of The Day

The Cheeky Podcast is produced by Tomas Correia and Ian Richardson