In a truly disturbing development, the New York Daily News is reporting on the potential for a looming clown shortage.

Membership at the country’s largest trade organizations for the jokesters has plunged over the past decade as declining interest, old age and higher standards among employers align against Krusty, Bozo and their crimson-nosed colleagues.

 

“What’s happening is attrition,” said Clowns of America International President Glen Kohlberger, who added that membership at the Florida-based organization has plummeted since 2006. “The older clowns are passing away.”

 

Maybe they'll twice about squirting people in the face with water from their lapel flowers now!