As far as clown archetypes go, you won’t find one more iconic than Bozo The Clown. Big red nose, check. Eyebrow game on fleek, check. Clown pattern baldness, check. WCVB in Boston reports that Frank Avruch, the man who played Bozo The Clown from 1959 through 1970 has died. Frank was more than just a clown. He was also a beloved Boston local celebrity who hosted and appeared on numerous shows on WCVB-TV including Good Day, The Great Entertainment and Man About Town.
Fellow comedian Dave Chappelle defended him, collaborator Pamela Adlon said she was devastated and shocked by what he did and now Zach Galifianakis is saying he is grossed out by the actions of Louis C.K. In a recent Vulture interview, Zach talks about his reaction to, not only Louis’ actions in particular, but also to the “poison of celebrity culture” in general. Then he cried the actual tears of a clown.