Mimes look similar to clowns, but their makeup is usually strictly black and white. Many mimes do not speak when they are performing. Mimes over exaggerate their facial expressions and body language, making them humorous. Mimes imitate, or pantomime actions. The mime act you are most familiar with is probably the “mime stuck in a box” routine, when the mime pretends that they are in an invisible box. Mimes are fun to watch and always entertaining.