ByMayraFlorencio, writer at

Through time there have been some major iconic clowns in “Pop Culture” that hold a special place in our nostalgic hearts. Some are a little more vulgar, darker or risqué than others, but there are a few that will always stick in our heads. Chiefly the ones that test the bounds of censorship.

Pennywise from Stephen King's "IT"...
Pennywise from Stephen King's "IT"...

Although clowns are originally comic performers and characterized to humor and entertain people, the image of the evil clown is a development in popular culture in which the playful trope of the clown is rendered as disturbing through the use of horror elements and dark humor. The modern stock character of the evil clown was popularized by Stephen King's novel "It", published in 1986, which became the first to introduce the fear of an evil clown to a modern audience. Another one of the first appearances of the concept is that of John Wayne Gacy, an American serial killer and rapist arrested in 1978, who became known as the Killer Clown after it was discovered he had performed as Pogo the Clown at children's parties and other events; however, Gacy did not actually commit his crimes while wearing his clown costume.

TRIPPY The Clown

Which brings us to all the fun. Now there is a new pop culture clown icon in Hollywood. His name is TRIPPY The Clown. TRIPPY is the Heavy Metal, drunken, vulgar, clown who is all over the place with a huge following world wide and already quite the celebrity. He has a Heavy Metal album that is blowing up the charts on iTunes. He has endless funny shows and skits all over Youtube. Not to mention Starting March 29th 2016, he will be appearing every Tuesday night at the world famous Whiskey a-Go-Go in Hollywood at Ultimate Jam Night, where he introduces Chuck Wright's (Bassist of Quiet Riot) articulated weekly rock show and TRIPPY gets the crowd nice and riled up. TRIPPY also has a new short Horror film out now that is getting all kinds of attention all over the world. It's titled: "TRIPPY The Serial Killer"

TRIPPY & his celebrity homies
TRIPPY & his celebrity homies


‘TRIPPY The Clown’ escapes from Corcoran prison & flees to Hollywood on a vicious killing spree. Super Heroes, Serial Killers and the L.A.P.D. are out to kill TRIPPY but TRIPPY is out to KILL YOU!


I've heard even Adult Swim wants a piece of TRIPPY. He also has his own column in Rock N Roll Industries Magazine called "TRIPPY'S METAL MADNESS" with World renowned Rock photographer Neil Zlozower. You never know what TRIPPY is going to do next. He is also complete with a long listed merchandise catalog, it seems just about everyone is wearing the highly recognizable TRIPPY The Clown T-shirt. If you havn't heard of him yet, you will from this article or soon enough he will be on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine... Or, he might just come knocking on your front door. TRIPPY RULES!!!!

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