Wow...wonder what happened.
Here in NYC we are blessed to have the brilliant Barry Lubin as resident clown of the Big Apple Circus. He brings continuity and a through line to the Circus by playing "Grandma", a little old lady who wanders into the Circus tent without a proper ticket but is invited to stay anyway.
I've been a huge Barry Lubin fan for over 20 years.
Here is a few moments of Grandma at Circus Festival of Budapest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVML3a3ynMc
If in NYC for the Holiday season don't miss him.