Kern County, nation facing shortage of clowns

The dying art of clowning

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Clowning around is fast becoming a dying art.

Nationally there is a shortage of clowns as the 2 largest clown associations report declining numbers in their membership.

Kern County clowns we spoke to say it is hard to regroup new clowns and older clowns are dying.

Another problem is the stigma some people attached clowns that makes them fearful.

Some clowns say they are worried the art could be lost for good.


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