Yes, I know this is in Russian......there's plenty of great footage to enjoy.
Clown Karandash, a documentary by Victor Golyvinov is a film dedicated to the outstanding Russian clown Rumyantsev Mikhail Nikolaevich - Karandash. When Karnadash was asked if he was happy with his fate on the arena, he smiled: "Never ask such a question to a man who for forty years I joked at the arena. Every art form, every artist has his own way of knowing the truth. I chose the funny way."