So my daughter and I decided to spend our summer busking, which have been our dream for a couple of years, and now I finally feel that she is ready for it. We decided to explore the clown universe, and are working on some ideas for both costumes and sketches. Our idea is for her clown persona to be this overexaterated stereotype of a teenager, while mine is the overly protective and embarrasing mother-clown. As an example we are planning a sketch where I try to wrap her in bubbleplast, but she outsmarts me all the time. Basically I am hoping for the relatable story to amuse the older crowd, while the sillyness wins over the small ones. I know that silly clowns often have a story, but its mostly something very small children can understand, which I’m not sure this is. What worries me is that I have never seen a clown show that was not either very adult or very juvenile (not meant as a bad thing), which makes me think that maybe clowns avoid broadening their target group, as a result of bad viewer response? Maybe trying to appeal to both those who are into crazy silly “pie in the face”-humor AND those who find that boring, but like seeing a story, will just result in not appealling to either? Or maybe I just need to watch more clowns! If it was just me, I would just go test it out, but my kid will be spending months working on body language, magic tricks and practicing rutines. It would absolutely break my heart if it fails completely, because I didn’t spend a little time getting advise from the pros.