I think David Ginn (also a genius) has a book on clown magic.
This is a fantastic book. It has all and more what you are looking for. There's another book 'creative clowning' that is even better.
I also thought this was a poll, I was voting for that Sluggo guy!
Actually Paddy and I know one another. We are both from the same area and have met a few times.
The first time I met him was at an outdoor event. He was doing Clown work and they wanted a Fire truck there for the kids to look at. I was working that day so we took it up and Paddy and I begin to talk and got to know one another that way.
I went down to one of the restaurants that he works at I.E. balloons/face painting and talked awhile with him.
I actually attended a 'Clown' school in Minnesota at the Mooseburger Clown camp for a week. There's two very good schools for that..Mooseburger and Clown Camp in Lacross Wisconsin.
I've been to a number of Conventions since and I pick something up every time.
The best Family entertainment conference I've attending is the kidabra convention. I give it five stars.