US may face a clown shortage
February 18 , 2014
The US may face a national clown shortage and the New York Daily News notes that not many younger clowns are replacing the old ones. This is leading to a decrease in membership of the biggest clown organization in the country over the past decade.
Moreover, clowning isn't cool even for kids and "American kids these days are thinking about different careers altogether," the president of New York Clown Alley said. The fact that these clowns earn about $300 per performance doesn't help either. Despite all this, one clown said there's nothing to worry about: "There are still a lot of younger people becoming clowns, they're just not joining the Clowns of America International. It's more of a generational thing I think. It's like joining the Shiners club or something like that."