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LAist Interview: Yucko The Clown

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To prepare for this interview, I scoured my closet for my pair of unwashed lucky socks, put on some Dog the Bounty Hunter ondemand, and tried to ignore the fact that his girlfriend is "shnacky", as I like to say.
Yucko the Clown is a regular guest on "The Howard Stern Show", a stand-up comic, and the co-creator of The Damn Show later 'ported' to MTV2 as Stankervision. Currently he's touring with the Killers of Comedy, Bob Levy's pack of comics. You can also find him in a few comedy shorts on superdeluxe, and possibly parading around your town doing his infamous man on the street bits. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, he never washes his lucky clowny suit, he's antisemitic and racist, and his girlfriend couldn't land Ronald McDonald and that Brinks truck, yet Yucko was able to fill that clowny-void. He also filled ours.

LAist: How long does it take to get in your makeup?

Yucko: Only about 15 minutes! I’ve got it down to a friggin’ science now!

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Is the airport screening process weird, with your briefcase of dildos and props?

They usually just say,” What are you doing with all these dildos in your bag?” I just fire back with, “I’m goin to work- YA PRICK!”

How is treating you?

Pretty damn good! It beats the shit outta TV because you can be uncensored, and do topical shit before its outdated.

When are you doing more man on the street bits (your bread and butter if you ask me)?

We are looking into more cities in the coming months…Places like Boston, Miami, etc.

What do you think of LA? & How are the crowds out there?

L.A is cool, the crowds are great, lots of energy and shit. We always have a great time during and after the shows.

Are you in GA more or NY?

I'm all over the fricking place, I spend a lot of time in both though. Coney Island is my hometown.

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Do you hate traveling?

Nah, I usually get blitzed before I take off and sleep the entire flight.

Do you hate the H-word? (Hack)?

No way. I'm know I'm not a hack and screw anybody who says I am!

Is it a good thing that you have a g/f that is so into your career and gigs or would you rather have one that rarely made it out?

It's fun, I'm glad my bitch gets to come along. Now, I get laid on the road anytime I want!

Have you ever been arrested?

You friggin' know it! That's how I got on the show in the first place! When Atlanta was playing New York at Turner Field, I carried a huge sign that read "BRING HOWARD TO ATLANTA" (because he wasn't on the air there) I got tackled by security, and arrested for criminal trespass, but it was worth it!

What city that you've filmed things for the DamnShow -was the funnest city to do [man on street] comedy in?

We got picked up by MTV to produce STANKERVISION, so we filmed the first clown on the street interview in Cancun, Mexico during Spring Break! It was friggin crazy down there!

Do you hate it when everyone tries to be a comedian/funny to you?

Yes! And I hate it when people say, hey you're a comedian, tell me a joke! FUCK OFF!

If you were on a deserted island and you had to take three things what would they be?

My woman, my Sirius radio, and a plane to get me off the mother fucker!

What's the wackiest private gig you ever did?

(Rev. Bob) Levy and I did a pool party for some guy in South Jersey. The guy was drunk and passed out before we even finished.

Who's your most famous non-Howard Stern related friend?

Look at me, you think I know anyone famous?!!! HA HA

Who is the most different off the air/stage, than on?

I'd say Beetlejuice. On the air/stage he seems retarded, but in fact, he is a Rhodes Scholar. Ha ha no I think we are all different than on the air.

What cities do you like doing the most?

During the winter, California and South Florida! I hate the friggin cold on my clowny nuts!

What do you think of the writers strike?

No Friggin comment!!!

What city has the skankiest on stage volunteers?

Definitely Philly and Jersey! Those ugly skanks do anything for attention!

Any LA related stories for the LAist readers?

Yeah, don't play with matches ya retards!!!!

Yucko will next perform with the Killers of Comedy at the Avalon in Sacramento on Jan. 4th. For the full Killers of Comedy schedule visit here.
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Photo by Shabooty/LAist