Tiers of a clown

Today’s Wayno/Piraro Bizarro, with an outrageous pun (on tears and tiers):

(#1) (If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 4 in this strip — see this Page.) Wayno’s title: Frankenpastry

In this case, the tiers in question are layers in a layered clown pie, clowns being famous for tossing pies in people’s faces.

The pun has been deployed before, but in a different way, in a Rhymes With Orange cartoon in my 8/2/15 posting “Clown time”:

(#2) Here the tiers are the steps on a way to full competence as a clown

From this posting:

“The Tears of a Clown” is a song by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label subsidiary of Motown, originally released on the 1967 album Make It Happen. It was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in September 1970, where it became a #1 hit on the UK singles chart. Subsequently, Motown released “The Tears of a Clown” as a single in the United States as well, where it quickly became a #1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Singles charts. (Wikipedia link)

(That posting supplies a YouTube video of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)

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