The Night Zamora Winced
A recollection from Doug Higley
About 5 years ago, I was sitting
around cutting up jackpots at Knott's Scary Farm with Tim Cridland
(Zamora) and David Markham (The Miracle Man).
To set the stage, Tim is in my estimation the penultimate premier
'torture' act there ever was. Impervious to
(or so it seems) and immune to being grossed out (or so it would
seem). Tougher than the steel he jams in through his chin.
David Markham is an excellent
performer who is not as well known, although he was recently in "Carnivale",
HBO's Theater Obscura. David is a Sword Swallower, TRULY amazing
Strong man, Whip Act, Fire etc. and a very funny guy to boot. Tim,
is not the funniest guy I ever met and believe it or not is rather
reserved and quiet and a real gentleman. (Sorry Tim).
OK...so we are sitting in some small bleachers and David is
telling one of his tales from the road. About this 'Swallower'
who also did the Blockhead with wooden Chop Sticks (Chinese
Tableware) that had an invisible SPLINTER. So that when he pulled
out the Chop Stick, the splinter jammed inside his nose so it
couldn't be drawn out. Now there is no one hearing this that can
not imagine the pain that went along with this...not even the
master of such, Zamora...who deeply WINCED and got a shoulder
shaking chill and shuddered at the thought.
Now...who'd a thunk!
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