Code of Ethics – Seven Clown Commandments
I will keep my acts, performance and behavior in good taste while I am in costume and make up. I will remember, at all times that I have been accepted as a member of the clown club only to provide others, principally children, with clean clown comedy entertainment. I will remember that a good clown entertains others by making fun of him or herself and not at the expense or embarrassment of others.
I will learn to apply my make up in a professional manner. I will provide my own costume. I will carry out my appearance and assignment for the entertainment of others and not for personal gain or personal publicity when performing for either the International club or alley events. I will always try to remain anonymous while in make up and costume as a clown, though there may be circumstances when it is not reasonably possible to do so.
I will not drink any alcoholic beverages prior to any clown appearances. I will abstain from drinking alcoholic beverage while in make up and costume. I will conduct myself as a gentleman/lady, neither molesting nor interfering with other acts, events, spectators, or individuals.
I will remove make up and change into street clothes as soon as possible following my appearance, so that I cannot be associated with any incident, which may be detrimental to the good name of clowning. I will conduct myself as a gentleman/lady at all times.
While appearing, in make up and costume, I will carry out the directives of the Producer or his designated deputies. I will abide by all performance rules without complaint in public.
I will do my very best to maintain the best clown standards of make up, costuming, properties, and comedy.
I will appear in as many clown shows as I possibly can.