‘We don’t scare people – we make them laugh’ say clowns
Blackpool’s children’s entertainers have condemned the scourge of creepy clowns terrifying strangers on the streets.
The resort’s own red-nosed jesters have vowed to carry on clowning as the ‘killer clown’ craze fails to dampen their spirits.
Professional clown Ron Curtis, 70, better known as bumbling magician Grandaddy Trumbell, has performed at children’s parties alongside his wife Lilian, 69, for five years.
He said: “If you dress up as a nurse does that make you a nurse? If you dress up as a fireman does that make you a fireman? Of course not, and it’s the same with clowning. These... read more
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