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The U.S.’s Clown Shortage Is No Laughing Matter
The United States is running out of clowns, and according to industry insiders, it’s no laughing matter.
The Daily News reports that membership in the country’s largest clown trade organization has plummeted over the last decade amid higher standards for clowning, decreasing popularity amongst the younger generation, and an aging population of current clowns.
The World Clown Association, the nation’s largest clown trade group, says membership has declined from roughly 3,500 to 2,500 since 2004 — a loss of over 28%. Glen Kohlberger, President of Clowns of America International, another large trade organization, also complained of shrinking membership, but declined to give specific figures due to privacy concerns.