Justin Lane, who created and portrayed Cornflake the Clown, has been banished from the magic community and threatened with legal action.Clowns failing to see the funny side of an "employee of the month" award may have the law on their side when they take on a colleague.

The magic community has banned Cornflake the Clown and threatened him with legal action after he awarded his colleague Magic Matt with Cornflake's Magic World Grand Master of Magic Award.

The Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians asked Cornflake to withdraw the award because it was too similar to the Grand Master of Magic Award they hand out.


Don't mess with clowns guys!