Jo Dong-rim (Korean: 조동림; born March 25, 1985), better known by the stage name Mad Clown (Korean: 매드클라운), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer signed to Starship Entertainment. He debuted in 2008 with the single “Luv Sickness.” He achieved mainstream popularity after collaborating with former Sistar member Soyou on the 2013 hit song “Stupid in Love.”
He has worked on several collaborations, including Stupid in Love with South Korean singer Soyou from the South Korean group Sistar, released on September 10, 2013.
On March 28, 2014, Starship Entertainment announced on their Twitter account that Sistar’s Hyolyn would feature in Mad Clown’s comeback track, “Without You”. The music video for “Without You” was released on April 3, 2014.
On December 12, 2014, Mad Clown featured on “Anxious” by Melody Day. Mad Clown released his third extended play Piece of Mine in January 2015.
Mad Clown is known for his sharp, high tone rapping. He was a judge and producer for the fifth season of Show Me the Money.
Mad Clown’s brother is film and television actor Jo Hyeon-cheol (Korean: 조현철). Hyeon-cheol appeared in the 2016 films The Tunnel and Master, and on the 2017 TV show Argon.
Mad Clown married in May 2015.