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John Starr as ‘Mo-Mo the Clown’ SPEAKS!


Me, Sheryl Lee Ralph & Gary Morgan

Clowny Talks!! Whoo Hoo! Here I am as “Mo Mo the Clown” with one speaking line (yes only one line, but I auditioned and beat 10 other guys out for this role!). This one-minute scene is from the smash NickMom series “INSTANT MOM” (Episode title: “Distant Mom”). Also featured are actors Sheryl Lee Ralph (Broadway’s original “Dreamgirl”), Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and Gary Morgan (the lead Clown with duck & he’s also on “Modern Family”). We shot this in front of a live studio audience after two days rehearsal and it was a thrill to finally talk and get a laugh. Several of the Extra Clowns in this scene have worked with me many times before and were quite jealous of me being a Principal Actor and having my own Dressing Room. That’s Show Biz boys.

Did I mention I got to take a bow with the stars?

John Starr as Mo-Mo the Clown from JohnStarrTV on Vimeo.



37 Responses to “John Starr as ‘Mo-Mo the Clown’ SPEAKS!”

  1. Dino Quaglietta says:

    Send in the clowns.
    Nice work JS!

  2. Louisa Dienst says:

    Awesome! Fabulous job John!!!

  3. Javier says:

    Look at you! How fun

  4. Marina says:

    Fab! Congrats!!

  5. Jon Sherlock says:

    “He’s our ride”.
    A truly epic sentence my friend. With a delivery of such fortitude & prowess that surely this comedy moment will enter the classic archives.


  6. Veda says:


  7. Melissa K says:

    Fab, John!

  8. Scotty Schneider says:

    Love it!

  9. Manny Guajardo says:

    That was awesome

  10. Carol Your Sister says:

    We want mo’ Mo Mo! I’ve never been prouder.

  11. Tim says:

    Fantastic! Congrats on yet another well deserved opportunity!

  12. Tim Ford says:

    Awesome news, and quite a funny moment. Congrats on this well deserved opportunity. Clowny is everywhere these days…:) Hope all is well. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Lynne Sherlock says:

    Hi john, How wonderful….your own dressing room, taking a bow AND speaking 3 words……. Do you get paid by the word, or sentence!

  14. Susan S says:

    Mo!!! Mo!!!! Yay!!!!!

  15. Andy Estrella says:

    I think “He’s our ride” will need to replace “Telegram for Mr Drummond” in the pantheon

  16. Leslie Clark says:

    Aaah! Love it! Congratulations!!! You were smart! You must always go with your ride! Lol!

  17. Mila says:

    Love it!

  18. Elena Krupp says:

    Yay for Jonny the clowny!! Well done dear Jon!! Xxx

  19. Cara says:

    Loved it!

  20. Trevor Brunsink says:

    So cool, John!! Thanks for sharing. I love your line and that you got an audience laugh. Great for the reel!

  21. Stephanie Silva says:

    Oh, my goodness!!! I’m jumping up and down..yay!!! So proud of you!!!

  22. dudley champion says:

    Funny stuff clowny hope to see you soon

  23. lark says:

    Love it!

  24. Ann Peck McBride says:


  25. kamron hack says:

    This is amazing, John STARR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to you!

    Love you bunches!


  26. John Starr says:

    Thank all you guys for watching & your supportive wonderful comments! Playing a Principal Talking Clown is always a thrill (& the Specialty Background Clown work is also terrific). But…Principal Residuals forever always help (and they couldn’t hurt., Badda bing). I still get dough from ‘Strokes’, M*A*S*H, & “Kotter” Upgrades, etc).

    Here’s a hilarious text interaction I just had with dear family:

    Cousin: I think “He’s our ride” will need to replace ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ “Telegram for Mr Drummond” from the pantheon.

    Me: I thought my ‘Young & The Restless’ “I’m no hero” was also up there, but thanks!

    Cousin: That was good, but I think “He’s our ride” moves up the list. But that’s just me.

    Me: It’s just nice to be remembered as a bit player.

    Cousin: Don’t be so modest. You’re a two bit player.

  27. Mungen says:

    Well, it’s about time. No, all jokes aside, I love your spirit and determination. It gives me fuel. It was really cute. Much love.


  28. Elly says:

    Loved your clown appearance.

  29. Bonnie Wright says:

    Speaking at last.



  30. Chill says:


  31. Ashley McNulty says:

    So cool!!!

  32. Bambi says:

    Congratulations my friend!!! That is fantastic news and I am soooo happy for you!

  33. Junko Tanaka says:

    Hi John,
    It was awesome:) Great to see you on “Instant Mom.”

  34. Mindee Miller de Lacey says:

    Yay John!
    You’re a Wonderful clown and a Great Guy!!
    Great times at UCLA…!

  35. Lee says:

    Wonderful wonderful!

  36. Kathy says:

    Btw….did you see the Letters to the Editor in response to your GQ photo shoot?

    Hubby saw it where he gets his hair cut. Some clown remarked that as a professional who makes people laugh he was offended by the tawdry circumstances of which the clown was portrayed in the pictorial. This is completely paraphrased by me from Hubby’s recollection of the letter. But this was the gist of his letter. Can’t please everyone

  37. John Starr says:

    I love that and bet that other clown would have dropped his pants so fast his nose would spin!

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