I use to be irritated by clown jokers. I thought they should have jesters on them. But through the years, my sensitivities have changed and I'm now a big fan of clown jokers. Which is good since I have a ton of them. Specifically 160 not counting the 44 joker heads which now have their own section (Updated 8/2023)
This first set is classic old clown jokers of which three are on the Joker Poster printed by the Playing Card Museum.
Above, the top left joker above is a Standard Playing Card Joker from the Auction Bridge deck c1910. P139 in Hoffman, SU8, and Joop's Oct 2023 Joker of the Month.
R2C1 Theatric Clown Godey Ladies, USPC for NASCO. c1935 5-D
R2C2 Lady Clown Criterion Playing Card Co for John High Co c1932 8-I
I just learned from the FB Joker Collectors club (from Matt Schacht and Ronald Kruijmel) that the middle row jokers below on the left and right are Canadian. WWPCM
Here's some classic old clown jokers or modern ones in the vintage style that are no long in this section. They are in the clown heads and busts section. Still, I'll leave them here for your convenience.
The two clown heads in the middle row are from a Steamboat deck made by Novelty Playing Cards in 1935 (which I know because he's 5H on the Joker Poster). Notice that there are drumming clowns but my rules are that they go in the clown section, not the drummers.