by Oct 3, 2021

President Martin "Zippo" Burton

President Martin "Zippo" Burton


Founded Zippo’s Circus in 1986. Zippos Circus has grown to be Britain’s most popular traditional tenting circus, having been voted many times as “Britain’s Favourite Circus” and also “Scotland’s Favourite Circus”. Since 2000 Zippos has featured famous Ringmaster Norman Barrett MBE and some of the finest circus acts from around the world. Martin has been the Honoray President since 2015.

President Ron Moody (Ronald Moodnick)- Laughing in Heaven

Most famously known as Fagin from the Movie Oliver.  He remained President of Clowns International for many years.

(RIP 8 January 1924 – 11 June 2015)

Vice President Gerry "Scats" Cottle- Laughing in Heaven

Gerald Cottle  was a British circus owner and the owner of the Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset. He presented the Moscow State Circus and Chinese State Circus in Britain, founded Gerry Cottle’s Circus, and co-founded The Circus of Horrors .

(7 April 1945 – 13 January 2021)

Vice President Bluey "Clown Bluey" Brattle

Vice President Sir Kenneth Dodd - Laughing in Heaven

Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd OBE was an English comedian, singer and occasional actor. He was described as “the last great music hall entertainer”, and was primarily known for his live stand-up performances. 8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018

Vice President Laszio "Mooky" Endresz

Bernard "Mr Woo" Moore - Laughing in Heaven

Vice President Christopher "L.O." Stone

Vice President Eric Sykes