Let’s get physical: Actor Derek Kwan on the art of mask and clowning


Derek Kwan (關顯揚)  is a clown. Not in the pejorative sense, and certainly not one of those clowns that have been all over social media recently, scaring the shit out of people.

“It’s unfortunate because real clown is about innocence. Essentially it’s your 5-year-old self, which is the best of you. People don’t actually know what a clown show is,” says the Toronto-born actor. “They think [Stephen King’s] ‘It’ but they’ve never actually seen the joy a good clown show can bring. It’s the same with masks.”

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