Clown Shortage On The Horizon Its a Tragedy

Send in the clowns — please! As the “Greatest Show on Earth” returns to Brooklyn Thursday, circus folk  fear a national clown shortage is on the horizon.Membership at the country’s largest trade organizations for the jokesters  has plunged over the past decade as declining interest, old age and higher  standards among employers align against Krusty, Bozo and their crimson-nosed  colleagues.“What’s happening is attrition,” said Clowns of America International  President Glen Kohlberger, who added that membership at the Florida-based  organization has plummeted since 2006. “The older clowns are passing away.”

Baby Boomer clown shortage is a  tragedy.





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