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National Clown Shortage - Jon Dick Helps Keep The Scene Alive

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Believe it or not, there is a clown shortage in the United States, so Jon Dick has decided to do his part and learn the trade. 

He invited Amy Arpan to the station, a professional clown, to show him what it takes.

The shortage is due to the difficulty in getting young people interested in clowning these days. Once kids become young adults, they think being a clown is just not cool anymore. 

“In our country, clown is a word you use for someone who is not that smart.  In other countries a clown is considered an art form and a higher calling and it would never be a derogatory term,” Amy said.

On the bright side, the existing clowns have less competition.  If the shortage continues, there will only be an increase in demand. 

For more information about Amy, visit http://www.illusionsandconfusions.com/.

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