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A jester is a person who entertains using varied skills. These may include one or more of skills such as music, storytelling, juggling, acrobatics, joke telling and other similar skills. There have been many examples of jesters in history, fiction, and other mediums.

In history

In writing and theatre

In film and television

In comic books and animation

In video games

See also


  1. ^ "William Sommers, d. 1560. Jester to Henry VIII". National Galleries of Scotland. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Conwy jester to take new job 'seriously'". BBC News. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  3. ^ "Bristol juggler to become North Wales town's first official jester in 700 years". Bristol Post. 2015-07-19. Archived from the original on 2015-08-18. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  4. ^ Kooiman, Mike; Amash, Jim (2011). The Quality Companion: Celebrating the forgotten publisher of Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-60549-037-3.