Oh nos – no more Bozos?!
Membership at the World Clown Association, the country’s largest trade group for clowns, has dropped from about 3,500 to 2,500 since 2004.
“What happens is they go on to high school and college and clowning isn’t cool anymore,” he said. “Clowning is then put on the back burner until their late 40s and early 50s.”
“American kids these days are thinking about different careers altogether,” said Zavieh, 44, who has worked under the moniker Cido for nearly two decades.
“They’re thinking about everything other than clowning.”
“Our audience expects to be wowed,” said David Kiser, Ringling Bros. director of talent. “No longer is it good enough to just drop your pants and focus on boxer shorts.”
Leave it to the New York Daily News to call this an EXCLUSIVE.
Later on the reporter notes bozo wannabes attend “a rigorous 14-day boot camp at the Ringling Bros. Clown College.” Seriously – rigorous? On the other hand…perhaps that’s what wrong with Kansas City’s bozos, a lack of rigorous training.
If KC’s bozos had been trained they might know education was nothing to clown around with, that a streetcar was not meant to be a clown car, and that pickpocketing taxpayers (to the tune of $12 million a year) for a failed “entertainment” district is never funny.
Certainly Michael Brooks’ dick might have stayed in his boxer shorts.
Ah, Kansas City, with our surfeit of bozo; seems like we’re always bucking the trend…