Auditioners Hope To Run Away With The Circus At Clown College Auditions

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Clowning around is serious business at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown college auditions.

As CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported, being a big-time clown under the Big Top is not an easy task.

For anyone who’s ever wanted to ditch it all and run away with the circus, it all starts at the clown auditions.

Forty decidedly silly souls serious about cutting it as a clown did their best to impress circus brass in the hopes of getting a coveted opening on Monday, Rapoport reported.

“I would really like to travel with the circus and make people happy and make them laugh and maybe get near a lion. That would be really cool,” clown hopeful Kim Kaiser said.

Monday’s auditioners came from all walks of life. A nurse, an electronics technician and a pizza deliveryman were among those trying out for the Greatest…

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