The 23rd Emergency Clown Nose® pick of the season goes to the Lucille Ball. 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 figure that either delighted in playing the clown, or that the public has unfortunately chosen to paint as a clown.
Lucy was a pioneer in television, but more importantly she was instrumental in breaking down the door for women in comedy today. My wife and lifelong comedy partner, Rosie Cole was greatly influenced and empowered by Lucille Ball’s example.