Meet The Baccalà Clown


The Baccalà Clown duo comprise Simone Fassari and Camilla Pessi, who have been performing together in circuses and cabarets across the globe for over a decade.

Mesmerizing, complex and funny, with intricate character development, The Baccalà Clown wow audiences wherever they perform.

*****stars! “One of the most magical shows on the circuit.” –

“I was entranced from beginning to end by these two gorgeous clowns, who here demonstrate circus skills galore and comic timing to die for. Poetry in motion….” – Total Theatre

“Their timeless performance of hilarious mishaps, simple gestures and outstanding acrobatics is utterly charming. The old-fashioned music hall act maintains a clumsy connection, communicating with the universal language of expression and action. From daft distracting dances, diablo misfortunes, long hugs, audience participation, banana delight, a musical ladder and tense trapeze slapstick, they had the audience giggling throughout the performance. Their volatile relationship takes us through emotions such as desire, disenchantment hope, yearning and a bit of tomfoolery.” – Mumble

They have been called “unique”, “hilarious”, “enchanting” and “magical”. They have won countless international awards, including Cirque du Soleil Clowns of the Year. Their critically acclaimed show Pss Pss has been performed over 400 times in 30 countries on 5 continents. And they are will perform in South Africa in August!

The Baccalà Clown will be in Cape Town, performing at the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival delivered by Turkish Airlines, for a limited-time performance between 3 and 16 August 2015. You don’t want to miss them – book your seats today!

5 Minutes With Baccalà Clown

Your performances require significant skill and precision.  How many hours to you spend training each day?

We train for about 3 to 4 hours every day.

You capture a unique hand balance pose selfie wherever you perform in the world. Do you have a wish list of venues where you still want to have your picture taken?

Niagara Falls, the Sahara Desert, Greenland, and of course Cape Town! We want to post a picture from all around the world!

What do you love about clowning?

Clowning brings a smile to people’s hearts.

What do you look forward to most about the 2015 Jive Cape Town Funny Festival?

We want to have fun and look forward to meeting different cultures. This duo was actually born in Cape Town in 2005, and we are finally coming back after 10 years!

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