No Clowning, there is a clown shortage!
I have to be honest, I've always been creeped out by clowns since I was a kid. With the exception of Bozo and Cookie the clown, I wanted nothing to do with clowns...period! Now, we get word that there is a clown shortage. Look who's crying....
According to the World Clown Association, the United State's largest trade group for clowns (Yes, there is such a thing) , membership has dropped from about 3,500 to 2,500 since 2004. “The challenge is getting younger people involved in clowning,” according to Association President Deanna Hartmier. The problem is that most members are over the age of 40. According to Hartimer, it’s difficult getting younger people who develop an early interest in the many facets of clowning to stick with it on the professional level.
If you think you got what it takes to make people laugh and want to become a clown, employers (circuses, etc..) are hiring. If your current job is not working out for you, CLICK HERE for information on how to become a clown.