Join us for our next classes at The Clown School.

Our Spring Intensive promises three days of immersion in the beauty and wonder of clowning. Suitable for beginners and return clowns alike, our Intensives offer a unique and extraordinary challenge to participants who take the plunge and are willing to transform themselves. Variously described as “magnificent”, “incredible”, and “life-changing”, this is a rare opportunity to go in at the deep end. April 25, 26, 27, 10am-6pm, $425 or $375 if booked by March 1st.

Our next Level 2 class, Big Flop, is for returning clowns or those with previous clown experience who wish to continue their journey. Exploring the archetypes of the White Clown and the Auguste, participants uncover their greatest triumphs and their worst catastrophes, and begin the process of putting together their personal clown. Dates: May 4 – June 15, 2014 // Times 5-9pm (Sundays only) // Cost $525, discounts available for previous Clown School participants.

Come and join us!

Isabella Fratellini

Administrator, The Clown School


Our recent January Intensive was a sell-out and a great success. Read this blog to learn about the extraordinary experience of one of our participants.

Our next class, Trips ‘n’ Slips, begins February 2nd. We’ll be presenting a Level 2 class in April. And we have a very special guest lined up to teach our Summer Intensive.

Stay tuned and please join us for another one of our acclaimed classes.

Isabella Fratellini

Administrator, The Clown School


Clown School Founding Director David Bridel, in collaboration with clown aficionado Ezra LeBank, has been commissioned to write a new book – Clowns: Conversations with Modern Masters (publisher: Routledge, UK). The project brings together interviews with 20 of the world’s greatest clowns, including David Shiner, Renee Bazinet, Peter Shub, Aziz Gual, and more. In discussion with David and Ezra, these legends of comedy will reveal the origins, inspiration, and techniques that underpin their remarkable odysseys. Clowns promises to be a unique and definitive study of the art of clowning – straight from the horses mouths.


So many amazing clown opportunities these days in LA. The Clown School, in collaboration with ARTEL, is co-presenting a five day workshop with Aitor Basauri, Spymonkey co-founder and one of the most  eagerly sought-after teachers in the field, formerly staff tutor at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris. Aitor’s workshop is specifically designed for professional performers from the worlds of theater, comedy, circus and dance looking to widen and develop their experience of clown and physical comedy. For more information and a special offer, go here, and enter the code “clownschool”.

Meanwhile our clown friend John Gilkey continues to offer his delicious Idiot Workshop on a regular basis in LA.

There’s still time to catch the incredible Lorenzo Pisoni in his stunning one-man clown show Humor Abuse at the Mark Taper Forum.

And we are priming for our next class at The Clown School: our January Intensive.

Come and study our beautiful art!

Isabella Fratellini

Administrator, The Clown School