Chaos of the Bizzaro Future
Circus - 8/1/03
To start things off what can you tell us about
I'm one of the founding members of the Bizzaro
Future Circus. With the help of Bizzaro we put together this
Circus and since Jan 10th 2003 we have been performing all over
Dallas, TX. I am also the host of a internet radio show called the
Last Known Transmission, Saturdays 5-7pm Central time on
Was there anything in particular that made you want
to become a sideshow performer?
I've been a fan of Circus Sideshow for as long as I
can remember. It wasn't until I saw the Jim Rose Circus for the
first time that I knew that I wanted to devote my life to the Art
of Sideshow though.
What acts do you perform?
Human Blockhead, Walking/Jumping on Glass, Face in
Glass with someone on my head, Escaping from a Straightjacket
while being hit with Wiffle Ball Bat. I am also working on adding
new stunts to my show.
Where did you learn these acts?
Most of my stunts were self-taught, but my partner
in crime Bizzaro helped point me in the right direction on how to
do the stunts.
What is it that makes your performance different
than other performers?
With the Bizzaro Future Circus, we rarely take
ourselves too seriously. We like to have as much crowd interaction
as we can. We like to be right up next to the people we are
What would you say is the hardest act you perform?
Escaping from a Straightjacket. Getting out of the
jacket is not so bad, but it’s dealing with the fact that I am
being hit with a wiffle ball bat that makes the stunt much harder.
What would you say is the easiest act?
The Human Blockhead. I think this is every
sideshow performers first stunt to learn.
How long have you been performing in the sideshow
I have only been performing in sideshow for about a
year now, but I have been a fan of it for as long as I can
Have you noticed any changes in the business since
you started a year ago?
I think fan interest has increased a lot. People
like seeing things that they know normal people should not see.
Since the Jim Rose Circus, I think more performers have started to
pop up and make their own voice in the world.
What would a person experience if they went to see
A fun time. We like to have people get nice and
close to us when we are performing. It’s one thing to see it on
TV, but it’s a whole other thing when its 2 feet in front of you.
What kinds of things do you do to prepare yourself
for a show?
First I double-check all my gear. I want to make
sure that it’s all there and ready to go. Then I say a little
prayer to myself. Since I put my face in glass the last thing I
want to happen is for me to come out of the glass looking like
Jason has gotten a hold of me.
Most performers it seems have had at least one
mishap on stage. Have you?
Yes. I was doing face in glass and I had a young
lady on my head. She was barefoot because she had heels on. As she
was coming off of my head she slipped and leg dropped me back into
the glass. Right then and there I thought that I was going to come
out of the glass covered in my own blood. Luckily I didn't and I
hope that I never do!
Is there one show or event that you’ll never
Yes, Friday the 13th at the Red Blood Club. It was
the Bizzaro Future Circus’ first time to headline a show. It was a
wild night and you could tell the audience had a blast.
You perform with many other people in the Bizzaro
Future Circus, what made you decide to join a group rather than go
I thought that it was much harder to go solo, plus
Bizzaro was the man that helped me learn most of my stunts and he
is a great talker so it was an easy choice to help put together
the Bizzaro Future Circus.
What do you like best about performing with the
Bizzaro Future Circus?
Since there are more people more stunts can be
What do you like least about performing as a group?
Having to wait my turn to perform. I get nervous
before I perform but once I hit the stage and start doing my act
everything is fine.
Is the Bizzaro Future Circus a touring type show or
do you generally perform in the same venues?
Right now we are not touring. We have a really
great manager though and we are currently working on putting
together a "Bizzaro Future Circus Tour".
If you had to explain what the Bizzaro Future
Circus is to someone who has never heard of it what would you say?
I think we are a “Punk Rock Freakshow”. We perform
at a lot of Rock Clubs and we use “Punk/Horror Rock” music during
Q. In closing, is there anyone
you would like to thank?
A. I would like to thank
everyone in the Bizzaro Future Circus, the fans that have come out
to see us, and my favorite sideshow performer in Amsterdam, Crazy
Interview By Derek Rose
Each month we will try and
interview a new performer for the site. Because of the logistics
of it face to face interviews are tough to come by. A good
percentage of the interviews we will be doing will be via e-mail
or telephone. If you are interested in being interviewed for the
drop us a line.