Twisty is a disgraced clown played by John Carroll Lynch in American Horror Story: Freak Show who uses increasingly twisted methods to regain his position as an entertainer of children. He wears a makeshift prosthetic mask nearly as terrifying as the disfigured face beneath.
Patch Adams (Robin Williams) is an unorthodox physician, who took a more personal approach to his patients by using humor as part of his medical care, which sometimes included dressing up as a clown.
Anyone who’s afraid of clowns is probably afraid of them because of Stephen King’s It. It is able to shape-shift and exploits the fears of its victims. It primarily takes the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown in order to attract its preferred prey, young children.
Marcel Marceau is one of the best known mimes in the world, who became famous through his persona Bip the Clown. Though he kept things simple with his black and white attire and color coordinated makeup, he liked to accessorize with a top hat embellished with a red flower.
What do you get when you cross intelligence, homicidal tendencies, a penchant for “gags”, and an obsession with Batman? The Joker of course. While his look may have changed through the years, his love of the color purple and mayhem stays the same.