Comic artist

Minimum Not specific

Preferably experience performing before audiences

The tasks a Buffoon is expected to perform include:

Entertaining audience by appearing in clown costume and make up and performing original or stock comedy routines

Ability to paint face with bright colours and wear funny costumes to draw attention and laughter from audience

Ability to perform amusing tricks, ludicrous gestures and comic actions to suit occasion to amuse audience and enliven other items of show or play

Ability to perform or imitate acrobatic feats of star performers in circus fairs carnivals or otherwise substitute artists where necessary

Will be updated

Sense of humour

Quick wit

Presence of mind

Stage presence


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include body pain from being physically active for long hours

For candidates with experience -INR1,500 toINR5,000 per act

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Faced with mass media competition and spirited opposition from animal and children's rights activists, the traditional circus has fallen on hard times, and nowhere more so than India where the 50 travelling troupes of the 70?s have now been reduced to 8 or 9. The decade-long ban on lions and tigers in circus has dealt a body blow to the industry. Another drawback the circus owners experience in their country-wide travel was the absence of reserved grounds in urban areas providing basic amenities for erecting tents and camping for the artistes and animals.

A 2009 amendment to the Child Labour Act (1986) proscribed training of children below 14 in circuses. It is impossible to begin teaching acrobats at the age of 16 or 18. But, despite the not so rosy scenario, it is hoped that the swings, acrobatics, the elephants, dogs, camels, and the daredevil in the ring of death along with that eternal symbol of merry laughter - the Buffoon - would keep the show alive and going.


Circus companies

Party or event organizers

Cities and towns across India