The Cheeky Podcast

What is Bouffon?

May 24, 2021 Episode 42
The Cheeky Podcast
What is Bouffon?
Show Notes

Answering the age old question of Bouffon, Tom and Ian get into how, where and why Bouffon came to be.
Bouffon is a style of performance in which the aim is to provoke emotion (usually laughter in the uncomfortable) in order to gain clarity or resonance in a particular subject - the more taboo, raucous, or edgy the better.

If you're interested in researching more about Bouffon then feel free to have a look through our sources below! Let us know if we missed something interesting.

0.00 Intro
1.18 Initial Notes
5.30 What is Bouffon?
7.32 Myth of Bouffon
11.15 Good Art
12.33 Visuals of Bouffon
14.24 Modern Bouffon Origin
18.33 Stock Characters
19.11 Nate
20.26 Outro
21.20 Joke of the Day

Jacques Lecoq
Phillipe Gaulier
Giovanni Fusetti
Bouffon Examples