Best Clown School - 2007
There are a lot of clowns in San Francisco, and they number more than just the bozos you encounter tooling around town on an average day. Indeed, with multiple schools dedicated to the comic relief of the circus world located right here, we are actually somewhat of a world-renowned haven for clowns. The Clown Conservatory gets high marks for instruction (whether acrobatics, comedic timing, or business) as well as job placement for the worthy talents that emerge. Those who are not interested in the one-year session may still participate in occasional workshops. And, at the more committed level, aspiring thespian clowns may now earn their Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts through the Conservatory's partnership with New College of California. Move aside, underwater basket-weaving, there's a new ultimate major in town.