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Tommy the Clown

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thomas Johnson, also known as Tommy the Clown, is an American dancer best known as the inventor of the "clowning" style of dance, which evolved into krumping. Johnson invented the style in 1992 to enhance birthday party clown acts, thereby creating the concept of "hip-hop clowns". Johnson and his followers have performed at birthday parties ranging from inner city communities to celebrities like Madonna, Pamela Anderson, and Cedric the Entertainer. He achieved international acclaim as focus of David LaChapelle's 2005 documentary RIZE. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tommy the Clown, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia