Shakes the Clown (1991)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even ... See full summary »




  • Julie Brown and Tom Kenny in Shakes the Clown (1991)
  • Adam Sandler and Bobcat Goldthwait in Shakes the Clown (1991)
  • Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait in Shakes the Clown (1991)
  • Bobcat Goldthwait in Shakes the Clown (1991)
  • Bobcat Goldthwait in Shakes the Clown (1991)
  • Julie Brown and Tom Kenny in Shakes the Clown (1991)

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Bobcat Goldthwait


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9 January 2001 | Binzer
| What a great yuk!
This rare gem is an example of a funny, funny man (Bobcat Goldthwait) given free reign over the creation of a comedy gem. Though this film may not exemplify any of the tired old Hollywood "formulas" for what makes a profitable comedy, it nonetheless succeeds wonderfully.

Shakes The Clown is quirky, kinky, edgy and hilarious. It features great comic performances by many such under rated comic talents as Bruce Baum and Tom Kenny. Conversely, in the tradition of the inspired casting of Leslie Neilsen in Airplane, Goldthwait places in hilariously improbable comic situations traditional "straight" actors, such as Florence Henderson in the role of a Clown-dating bar floozy.

I won't say that this film exemplifies a category, because I feel that it defines one. A true original, one of a kind, Shakes The Clown should not be missed.

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