Clown School: Day in the Life

Students at San Francisco's Clown Conservatory pay $10,000 to learn the art of clowning.
3:24 | 05/16/13

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Clowns to evoke a variety of reactions kids tend to love them for some grown ups there the source of irrational phobias. For most of us let's be honest we -- a strong opinion either way but. There is a small Arden group of people who believe there is enormous and under appreciated power in those painted faces. And Fuzzy noses so tonight we sent ABC's nick -- To clown school. His legs across it like I come here in the night Simpson -- -- -- -- -- Does the Pentagon didn't do anything. Here at the plan conservatory in San Francisco they take planning very serious. -- tonight. And it affects plant -- -- their mission to revive. A maligned art. Because Saturday morning television shows and hamburgers salesman made the clown. -- treated like -- use that word. It castration declared we wanna have expand what people imagine four -- and Griffiths and -- -- about her run this place there. Taking the license provided for -- crazy -- -- the red -- -- crown recognize road rules of the Clinton could go anywhere but that's the freedom. That taking on the plan percentages -- Okay okay. If you do it well. I want to see you have a tantrum with delight. -- -- -- -- And make -- want to. Minority student ponying up nearly ten grand opening sentence of twenty Corson flattening. Learning that -- needs of the -- We'll train anyone -- comments you walk through the -- had -- that's hard to. Derek -- -- -- thirty years old his first taste of planning with circus would back in his early twenty's he's meandered -- little since but has not decided that climate. This is cold and life so this is my home. My man. Derek so dedicated to his calling that he's living in his -- around the corner from the conservatory of for the duration of course. I think the -- and -- everyone it's like today -- -- -- explorer. For me and someone who can take chances take risks make fun of themselves. Hanks last -- I'm school threw me. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Ends today essence of CNN's sends an honest. And entertainer OK to let them act I see full of people. And make them feel things that they are too afraid to deal. Yeah. -- moon from the. Found takes place -- the weakest link for me was awkwardness -- conceal -- -- And turns it into strength. When in San Francisco I decided to do. As the San Francisco Wednesday. It. Movement unless. -- -- Okay. You know comedy is harder than tragedy and left. -- -- -- --

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