Joan Keiter is a writer, comic, clown and bouffon currently residing in York, England. Joan worked as a stand-up comic in New York for 10 years before moving to Europe. She lived in Paris for two years where she studied and performed clown with The Clown Companie, Ira Seidenstein’s International School of Acting and Clown and The Improfessionals. She studied and performed bouffon with the International Performing Arts Network. Her teacher was Eric Davis, a clown with Cirque du Soliel and master bouffon, The Red Bastard. In Paris Joan developed her bouffon, Joan Six Pack, which parodied the stereotype of how the obnoxious American tourist is perceived abroad. She is still working with this character in England.