From The Week, headlined “Americans confronted by clown shortage”: “The U.S. is running low on clowns. Membership in the World Clown Association, the country’s largest trade group in the business, has fallen from 3,500 to 2,500 since 2004. Leaders of the association say one big problem is that young people simply aren’t interested in clowning as a career. ‘What’s happening is attrition,’ said Glen Kohlberger, president of Clowns of America International, another group with dwindling numbers. ‘The older clowns are passing away.’”
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