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    Man Brings "Emotional Support Clown" To Meeting Where He Was Laid Off

    In one of the strangest stories we've seen recently, a New Zealand advertising executive hired a "support clown" to accompany him to a meeting where he was laid off by their company, the Auckland-based advertising firm FCB.
    An image sent to the New Zealand Herald showed the clown sitting in on the meeting, where he reportedly made balloon animals and engaged in other clown-like hijinx while the HR staff went through the details of the employee's severance package.

    When the redundancy paperwork was handed over to the staffer, the clown reportedly mimed crying.

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    Joe the Clown gives his side of the redundancy meeting support role that's reached world headlines


    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12267738

    15 Sep, 2019


    Joseph Broshahan, left, and Josh Thompson following his redundancy meeting where Thompson decided to have " a clown" as his support person.

    The clown hired as a support person for a Kiwi adman's redundancy meeting says the job was good value compared to kids parties, and he was careful not to be "offensive" while making balloon animals for the bosses.

    The Herald on Sunday can reveal the clown at the centre of the meeting which has made headlines around the world was Auckland actor and freelance videographer Joseph Brosnahan.

    The 26-year-old works as a clown for hire through various children's party businesses on the weekend.

    Brosnahan said he was approached by one employer, Amazing Kids Parties, for a "very unusual request" last month.

    "They said 'Feel free to say no to this because it's pretty out there but there's this guy who's apparently got word that he's going to be fired and he's allowed to bring a support person with him," Brosnahan said.

    "And as a joke he'd like to bring in a clown. Would you be up for doing that?' And I just thought that sounded so hilarious I couldn't resist."

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    Are we sure it's not the clown who brought his emotional support hipster?
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    I've heard of support animals, but not support clowns.
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    I started of thinking this guy would be a loser, but if he really did do it as a joke, that's pretty hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfurrh View Post
    I started of thinking this guy would be a loser, but if he really did do it as a joke, that's pretty hilarious.
    I thought the same thing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    In one of the strangest stories we've seen recently, a New Zealand advertising executive hired a "support clown" to accompany him to a meeting where he was laid off by their company, the Auckland-based advertising firm FCB.
    An image sent to the New Zealand Herald showed the clown sitting in on the meeting, where he reportedly made balloon animals and engaged in other clown-like hijinx while the HR staff went through the details of the employee's severance package.

    When the redundancy paperwork was handed over to the staffer, the clown reportedly mimed crying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Joe the Clown gives his side of the redundancy meeting support role that's reached world headlines
    Quote Originally Posted by tfurrh View Post
    I started of thinking this guy would be a loser, but if he really did do it as a joke, that's pretty hilarious.
    Could be pretty smart, too. A recently-unemployed ad exec who manages to "reach world headlines" might not be out of a job very long ...


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