SEND IN THE CLOWNS…
[I]t’s a theater reference meaning “if the show isn’t going well, let’s send in the clowns”;
in other words, “let’s do the jokes.” – Stephen Sondheim
When asked about Robin Williams, most say “sweet.” I LOVE this!
There’s a classic story about the legendary clown Joseph Grimaldi that comes to mind…
The patient http://www.historyextra.com/blog/patient