• The Money Is All Gone in Tonga, And the Jester’s Role Was No Joke (NYT, Oct. 2001)
  • Jesse Bogdonoff (Wikipedia)


“Bogdonoff’s status as official court jester of Tupou’s court made sensational news copy when the financial scandal hit the media in 2001. Tonga was the first royal court to appoint a court jester in modern times, being appointed in 1999.”