Patch, 36, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. Patch has been as a clown for 13 years. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)

Photo by: Anita Baca

Patch, 36, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. Patch has been as a clown for 13 years. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)