So this is a real thing. The World Clown Association "exists to serve the needs of the members of the Association, to serve the needs of local affiliate clown alleys, and to promote the art of clowning throughout the world."

But recently there has been no silliness going on as the WCA is concerned that the new Stephen King movie "IT" will cause serious backlash against clowns. They are worried that the movie will have a negative affect on kids and have them scared of clowns!