Circuses in Northern Ireland lack clowns
- A severe shortage of clowns after COVID-19 is hitting the circus industry in Northern Ireland.
- Aspiring clowns will have to do more than just put on makeup and makeup to fill the oversized shoes of their profession.
- Being a clown is being able to make fun of yourself – it’s not about making fun of others.
Circuses will soon be touring Northern Ireland again once COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, but UK reports face a severe shortage of clowns as circus bosses scramble desperately to find new ones artists.
By now, the whole world is aware of the current UK fuel crisis, but very few realize that there is a serious shortage of clowns in circuses in Northern Ireland as well.
Many of these artists either returned to their countries at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, or have since moved abroad to seek work in countries that have already reopened.
Since the visa process for non-European clowns is complicated, circus owners try to contact anyone in the house who thinks they can try.
Aspiring clowns will have to do more than just put on makeup and makeup to fill the oversized shoes of their profession. According to a circus owner, when you walk into the circus track and 700 to 800 people are looking at you, whatever your mood, you need to light up this circus track. You have to be able to read your audience, in a matter of minutes you have to be able to build a relationship with them, to interact and to nurture yourself from them.
While jokes write themselves, being a clown is not about laughing, industry professionals say, “Not everyone likes to be laughed at, but for someone who is a clown, your worst nightmare would be not to make fun of him. “
“You have to be able to laugh at yourself, it’s not about making fun of other people.”