Is a clown shortage imminent?


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Is a clown shortage imminent?

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Feb 20, 2014

Here’s a story that’s no laughing matter. Reports say a possible clown shortage is about the hit the nation.

Many of the older clowns around the country are retiring, or heading for the big circus in the sky. Compounding the problem, the younger generation isn’t clowning around as much anymore. Enrollment at clown colleges across the country is down, leaving a lot of wigs, red rubber noses and big ole clown shoes to fill at circuses, rodeos and children’s parties nationwide.