Lady Clowns Take Over NYC


Men and women are different. We all know that, but how about male and female clowns? Yep, you guessed it; they’re different too.

From November 5 to the 20 Clown Ex Machina, a 9-woman clown troupe, is premiering their show Clowns Full-Tilt: A Music on Aesthetics. Created and directed by Kendall Cornell the multimedia show at La MaMa in the Lower East Side explores beauty and art from a female perspective,  poking fun at makeup commercials and stock characters from TV. There’s singing, dancing and lots of absurdism. 

Since 2006, Cornell has been gathering women clowns to explore what constitutes a female clown and why gender plays a role in what people find funny.

The show runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students/seniors. You can buy tickets here.

 Watch the video below to see these red-nosed ladies in action.

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