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Coulrophobia is Real

Melissa Palmer | Posted 03.21.2016 | Comedy
Melissa Palmer

Lest you ever think the fear of clowns is a made up thing, it isn't. It's not even a fear in my case, but an overwhelming feeling of unease or the urg...

Would You Sleep in Nevada's Creepy Clown Motel?

The Lineup | Posted 11.11.2015 | Weird News
The Lineup

Credit: Bethany / Flickr By Orrin Grey It may sound like the setup of a freaky book by Stephen King or R.L. Stine, but the Clown Motel is very real....

Circus and the Healing Balm of Laughter

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Johnathan Lee Iverson

As I tour the country, I often have the opportunity to visit children in the hospital as part of the community outreach efforts of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®. These hospital visits always serve to remind me to be thankful for my physical health.

Why the Nose? This Man Celebrates Red Nose Day 365 Days a Year

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

After bumping into countless individuals at a local mall who were so consumed with their digital devices that they didn't bother to look up, Tex Allen was beyond frustrated by the state of disconnection in our world.

Jennifer Lopez Handles Confetti Bomb Like A Pro

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment

A little confetti can't break J.Lo's stride. Jennifer Lopez was confetti bombed by a clown while walking through LAX on Tuesday. The 45-year-old, ...

The Oddball and the Spa Goddesses

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

A recent Idaho winter lasted about three years, so I packed my hide-all black swimsuit, new black sandals, and glue-on fake toenails and headed south to a spa near the ocean.

A Brooklyn Clown Is Living His Dream

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Every clown has a story about when they knew they wanted to be a clown. Perhaps it was that first trip to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, or an insatiable desire to affect others through laughter.

A Scholarly Defense of Class Clowns

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Psychologists, well-meaning intellectuals, and exasperated teachers will claim that the class clown is a disruptive, annoying problem-child who is disguising deep emotional pain by acting like an amateur comedian just to get attention.

Dozens Of Mexican Clowns Make A Religious Pilgrimage

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

Dozens of professional clowns took the streets of Mexico City on Tuesday to express devotion for their country’s patron saint, the Lady of Guadalupe...

What Scares Me More Than Halloween

Beth Bartlett | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Beth Bartlett

I was lightly dozing in my chair to the canned laughter of yet another Two and a Half Men late-night rerun when the voices demanded my attention: "We...

10 Places You Shouldn't Go If You Have Phobias

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel

In this, our most macabre month, we're taking a look at 10 places known for the kind of spectacles that many people would travel the world to see ... and a few would go to any lengths to avoid.

An Expert Explains Why You're Scared Of Clowns | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

Horror is a genre that constantly reinvents itself, yet certain tropes have remained in place for decades. The demon-possessed doll in "The Conjuring...

Pitiful Clown Singing 'Hallelujah' Is A Strange Kind Of Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is a haunting song, but it took on an even more poignant tone when sung by a 7-foot-tall clown named Puddles Pity Party. ...

Clowns Are Freaking Out Over 'American Horror Story'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment

Theses guys definitely aren't clowning around. Clowns of America International, a real club for amateur and professional clowns, is speaking out ag...

Theater's Clown Princes Deliver Fresh Hilarity in ACT's Old Hats

Leo Stutzin | Posted 11.18.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Has ACT's Geary Theater ever rocked with laughter to match the roars that greeted Bill Irwin, David Shiner and friends at the opening of Old Hats, which just kicked off the company's 2014-15 season?

Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunes

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

Good news for folklore enthusiasts and legend trippers: Killer Legends, a smart, scary documentary I discussed when it was first aired back in February, is now available on DVD and iTunes.

Clowns Without Borders Brings Its Act To Conflict Zones To Let Kids Just Be Kids

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact

Clowns, acrobats, aerial artists and refugee camps. One of these things is not like the other. But nonprofit Clowns Without Borders is looking to upen...

The Clowns Are Coming...

Posted 04.01.2014 | Weird News

Look, we know this sounds terrifying, but bear with us: Nearly 30 clowns descended on a mall in Maine to entertain children and earn points toward the...

Staten Island Clown Might Be A Stunt By Local Film Company

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2014 | Weird News

Okay guys, enough clowning around. The terrifying clown that's said to have been creeping out residents in Staten Island, N.Y., is a stunt by a lo...

PHOTOS: Creepy Clown Is Creeping Out Staten Island

| Posted 03.26.2014 | Weird News

By Nicholas Rizzi STATEN ISLAND — A mysterious clown has been roaming the streets of Staten Island and freaking out local residents. Staten Isla...

Clowns Are Creepy As Hell. Here's Why Nobody Will Miss Them When They're Gone.

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

The news is out: There's a clown shortage. The World Clown Association, the country's largest trade association for clowns, recently reported that mem...

Andy Campbell

Angry Clowns To Daily News: You're Wrong | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.21.2014 | Weird News

Did you hear the one about America's imminent "clown shortage?" It's not very funny. A New York Daily News article claimed Monday that "a national...

NO LAUGHING MATTER: National Clown Shortage Looms In U.S. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Weird News

(NEWSER) – Good news, coulrophobes: A "national clown shortage" may soon be upon us, the New York Daily News reports. It seems as older clowns are d...

Coffee, Tea or Vulva Cancer

Amy Koko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Amy Koko

This week I had the fabulous experience of flying from Tampa to NYC, and I have one thing to say... W T F? If anyone looked more hungover and disheveled than myself, it was the flight attendants.

This Week in Seeding the Change: Everyone Needs a Little Sunshine and Laughter Sometimes

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

These are just a few examples of what a little seed money can do when put in the hands of someone with a vision and a plan to change the world.