Friday, September 9, 2016

"Professional clowns say mysterious sightings have crippled business"

"Joseph and Lisa Brown, better known as Jazz and Jojo, have made clowning a major part of their livelihood."
"We want to make kids laugh and adults laugh and ease worries away for the day or the hour that we're there or the two hours that we're there," said Lisa.

She’s been a professional clown for 14 years. Joseph, a clown school graduate, is in his 25th year as a clown.

"That shows you how much that I have put into it and have enjoyed the career that I've had being Jojo the clown," said Joseph.

For the Forsyth County couple, it's upsetting to hear about people impersonating clowns and scaring children.

"I'm angry because what we've worked so hard for, they're ruining, it's sadness because I don't understand why they would have to do it," admitted Lisa.

Now they say they're scared to go out in public in costume.

"What would we run into?” asked Joseph. “Would we be pulled over by the Sheriff or police? Would we be chased down by somebody?"


Sixty Grit said...

They have "worked hard" at being clowns. I am going to have to sit down and think about that for a while.

Okay, being a lumberjack or a plumber or an HVAC guy - that's hard work. Applying makeup - yeah, I guess you could strain your elbow or something, but I am not seeing it.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Why not sue Stephen King?

Methadras said...

Well you can thank Hollywood for fucking up your profession. Lulz.

William said...

The overwhelming majority of clowns are gentle, peaceful people, but there's a subset that develops Mad Clown Disease and have to be put down. Scientists speculate that such unfortunates have been slopped too often with Big Macs at kid parties. Something to do with prions and the unfortunate repackaging of Ronald McDonalds.

Sixty Grit said...

What is worse than a real clown? Two false clowns, that's what.