A FOOL’S IDEA is a docu-series celebrating the ever-evolving world of physical comedy, vaudeville, circus and clown-theater. It is a deep investigation into the minds of some of the worlds leading comedy-theater experts and explores the industry in a way, which has never been done before. We are granted backstage access to a comedy-world seldom seen by the general population.

The word CLOWN carries with it a lot of excess baggage, but the historical context of the art form is much more significant than birthday parties and poorly scripted fast food ads. From ancient tribal cultures and medieval court jesters to Charlie Chaplin and Sasha Baron Cohen – the CLOWN has been part of every culture and every society around the world throughout the dawning of organized civilization. When something is that tied to our cultural DNA, then its exploration will lead us to a better understanding of what makes us human.

What is CLOWN? What is play? What makes a person want to become a CLOWN? These are just a few of the numerous questions asked and answered, which help shed some light on the age-old, existentialist expressive art of the CLOWN. It’s an art of discovery, freedom, expression and hope that inspire all who encounter it. In the stress-based societies that we all live in, clowning is a method of interaction and escapism, which not only engages and touches lives, but is also a multi-dimensional form of entertainment, which taps into the human spirit. Every live clown-theater performance is a once in a lifetime moment, never to be experienced the same way again. It’s a turbulent world and these uniquely intimate performances are a form of controlled chaotic release.

This docu-series will take viewers on an engaging journey inside the minds of experts and professionals in the clowning field. From street corners and small theaters, to the massive arenas that house the world’s most famous circuses, the magical art of clowning plays many significant roles in theater and life. It’s an escape for both the audience and the CLOWN; each performance takes on a unique and individual life with every show.

Every artist has a unique tale to tell and a journey that led him or her to the place they are at now. Some knew early on that this was what they were meant to do, and others have had a very complex set of circumstances that led them down a path to the eccentric performing arts. Some of the artists play in the dark while others dance in the light, but their goal is the same—to connect, entertain and fill the audience up with belly laughs. Welcome to the wonderful and abstract art of clowning… this is, A FOOL’S IDEA.

(Trailer edited by Oliver Mend)
Music: Neverland (There Is a Clown) by James Room (Used with permission).

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