no no no no no i have a lot of friends who clown, this is going to be awfulDid they go to Clown College? When I was six or seven I found out that Clown College existed and I was totally enthralled by the idea of going to school specifically to wear fun makeup and make people laugh.
Most didn't, one or two had formal clown training. They're largely people who do circus arts (juggling, fire spinning, etc) and clown as an addition to that.
A man goes to see the doctor, complaining that he feels only sadness and alienation in a threatening world. The doctor says to him:
"Well, this is simple! The great clown Pagliacci is in town this week. Go see him, and I think that may help!"
"But doctor", complains the man, "it is not so simple. You see...I am sexually attracted to Pagliacci."
There is a silence which threatens to engulf all time itself, and then the doctor loudly says:
"What the fuck
is wrong with you?"