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 (“Bühnen-Sketch”, 1931)
Bühnen-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

Highlighted Histories Podcast

Highlighted Histories – Grock – ‘The King of Clowns’

In this episode of the Cheeky Podcast, Tom and Ian discuss what they found about Grock, a famous 20th century European clown often titled “The King of Clown’. Tune in to hear about the skills, performances and even mansion of this whimsical performer.  

Episode 19 – Timestamps

0.11m Introductions 

1.34m  Researching the King of Clown

3.09m Grock in the time of Charlie Chaplin 

5.38m Vila Grock – A Mansion owned by a clown. 

What happened to Grocks Fortunes ? 

11.22m Lifes a Lark / 
Being a musical Clown and multi skilled man. 

14.35m Backtrack – Grocks Earlier Years 

18.30m Grocks Stage Gags 

20.11 How did Grock become rich? 

24.25m Places Performed / Grock shying away from Political Statements / Famous Friends? 

26.46m Other Extrodary Skills / Combining Clown with other Skillsets /
 Grocks last performance / 

29.18m A little about Grocks performance Partners

30.35m Joke of the Day + Outro

Grocks Stage Performace




Villa Grock

Villa Grock Google Images Result