The 22nd Emergency Clown Nose® pick of the season goes to the Marx Brothers. In this series I’m exploring the noble as well as ignoble clown. Each day through Christmas look for posts to my blog, www.LloydBrant.com, of a different public figures that either delighted in playing the clown, or that the public has unfortunately chosen to paint as a clown.
The Marx Brothers were an iconoclastic comedy team that was first blackballed from vaudeville before becoming Broadway and Hollywood stars. Their genius was performing their crazy antics against the backdrop of a straight humorless world. The more the supporting cast didn’t laugh the more their audience did.