Clown vs. Mime Smackdown on The Streets of San Francisco

A smackdown between mimes and clowns took place Friday at Dirty Marina 16th and Valencia at 10pm. It was reported that a clown picked a fight with a mime in front of Kilowatt by smashing a pie in his face. Later the mimes and clowns duked it out in Albion Alley, ala West Side Story. The fight ended when two clowns ganged up on a mime, wiped off his face paint and ‘demimed’ him. The mime, stripped of his powers was carried off by his troupe, screaming in terror.

Photos of the Clown vs Mime Aftermath by Vanessa Naylon.

UPDATE: Looks like there is a craigslist Mixed Connection resulting from Saturday’s melee. I sure hope that poor mime finds his clown.


Rick Abruzzo has been involved in numerous fringe and culture jamming art events in his hometown of San Francisco, notably Urban Golf, Urban Iditarod, 9.8th Fighting Kite Brigade and the Cacophony Society.