The 6th Emergency Clown Nose® pick of this Holiday Season is Charlie Chaplin. In this series I’m exploring the noble as well as ignoble clown. Each day through Christmas I’m posting a different public figure that either delighted in playing the clown, or that the public has unfortunately chosen to paint as a clown.
The great Charlie Chaplin is my second in a special series of top picks from historical figures that dedicated their lives to changing the world through the wisdom of humor. I’ve always believed that the clown is a tragic figure who is safe to laugh at because they are the ones willing to take the fall for the rest of us. As Chaplin said himself, “My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”