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FreakShow & Tell

FreakShow & Tell?

At 16 years old I began to see sideshow acts and started to perform in a circus. I learned a variety of skills and performed about 12 times a day, 7 days a week. It was a wonderful and exhausting practice.

In my early 20s, I decided to continue my education. I went to college and earned an Applied Sciences degree. This training is nothing special, but it feeds my love of science and makes me ask the question, "how does that work?"

The acts I have chosen for you this evening are the creme de la creme, the very best and most interesting experiments I've had the pleasure of learning and performing.

I've spent about 9 years writing tonight's show. It is, by far, the most personal piece I've ever done.I sincerely hope you enjoy yourself

Hopefully the audience will understand not just HOW I eat fire, but WHY I wanted to learn to eat fire.


Thom Britton
is one of the world's most unique fire eaters. He blends stand-up comedy, storytelling and danger into an act that is 10,000 years old and brand new - at the same time.

But, the show isn't just fire eating!

Over 100,000 volts of electricity, nails, chainsaws and broken glass are playthings for Thom Britton in FreakShow & Tell. You will not believe what you see.


FreakShow & Tell
was originally performed in 2006, in Chicago at a small cafe and theater. The reception was.... well, not great. Fantastic reviews, but a low audience turnout almost killed the project right away.

The show was remounted about a year later, and the results were amazing! Shows were sold out and 'standing room only' for months! Since then, FreakShow & Tell has been performed to great success and is still a critical darling!

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