Bill Irwin is friendly, funny, and, at 65, surreally boyish. He’s the sort of guy you could take home to Mom, and the next thing you know, she’d be saying, “Why can’t you be more like Bill?”
And yet, he is loathed, despised, and feared.
Bill Irwin is a clown.
He is also an actor, a writer, musician, MacArthur genius award winner, father, husband, baseball fan, and even a regular on Sesame Street. But put all of those qualities in the balance, and those who hate him would tell you it’s not enough.
Absolutely nothing outweighs the clown thing.
Link to Full Article on The Daily Beast.