Oct 24, 2008 — When we think of clowns, most of us imagine wild makeup, rainbow wigs and silly antics. But there's also a serious, sincere side to clowning. Miguel Cortazar, a native of the Basque Country in Spain, has been creating and performing solo works as a clown, mine and actor for over 20 years. He's performed throughout Europe and Mexico and his work is acclaimed for its poignant, comedic quality. Todd Moe has this profile.