White Face Dark Heart

Stewart Lee explores what lies beneath the friendly red-nosed image of the clown.

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He meets the LA clown who assaults and ridicules his audience and fulfills a ten-year desire to witness the rituals of New Mexico's sacred clowns.

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He discovers that British clowns were once not just for the children and talks to the clowns that want to change the world - even if it means confronting the police.

He meets the Rebel Clown Army, whose antics at political demonstrations cause amusement and bafflement in equal measure.