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FreakShow & Tell

The Madman of mad science!

 
 
 

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.

Who is Thom Britton?

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.

 

Where did FreakShow & Tell begin?

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!

"Sideshow Visionary" Time Out Chicago

What is the next step?

Bring the show to YOU!

Colleges and small theaters need dynamic entertainment that appeals to a younger audience and this show delivers. No more empty seats. Book the show that packs the house.

See FreakShow & Tell at a venue near you!

Britton is a charismatic performer who appears genuinely thrilled to share how simple his seemingly death-defying acts really are.
— Chicago Reader
Fire eating, glass walking and hundreds of thousands of volts of electricity collide with comedy and storytelling in this one-of-a-kind show.
— Variety Guide

Buy Tickets….

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Mason City, IL

Friday, March 29
8pm

Arlee Theater
139 South Main Street, Mason City, IL 62664

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Oshkosh, WI

Saturday, March 30th
8pm

Time Community Theater
445 N. Main Street, Oshkosh, wi 54901

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Chicago, IL

Sunday, March 31st
8pm

Trickery Chicago
3453 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60657

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Addison, IL

Saturday, May 11th
7:30pm

Addison Center for the Arts
213 N. Lombard Road, Addison, Illinois 60101

 
 

Not sure if you want to see the show?
Well, The Chicago Reader LOVED IT!

Sideshow entertainer Thom Britton’s solo show is part performance, part demonstration. He eats fire, hammers a nail into his nose, shoves his face into a pile of broken glass, and then unveils the science that keeps him free of harm during each act. Knowing doesn’t make any of the stunts any less amazing—even though Britton explained that our heads are full of nasal passages wide enough to fit a nail, I still cringed and stared in awe as he tapped one into a nostril. Britton is a charismatic performer who appears genuinely thrilled to share how simple his seemingly death-defying acts really are. His explanations are peppered with jokes and carnival flair, making even the dullest details memorable and entertaining. I may have retained more information about science and history during a single carnival-themed night than in all my years of schooling.
— Brianna Wellen, Chicago Reader

Who else loved it?

Sideshow Visionary
— Time Out Chicago
He’ll eat fire, walk on glass, absorb a million volts for your amusement.
— Chicago Sun-Times
His one-man show breaks circus acts — such as fire swallowing — down to bare bones physics.
— DNA info
That is unbelievable!
— Melody Mendez, Good Day Chicago Anchor
...a show unlike any other — part lecture, part story and part physics lesson, Thom Britton had everyone on the edge of their seats. The best part? Getting a lesson on how to eat fire!
— Yelp Official Blog
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"His one-man show breaks circus acts — such as fire swallowing — down to bare bones physics."

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"I may have retained more information about science and history during a single carnival-themed night than in all my years of schooling."

Chicago Reader

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FreakShow & Tell LIVE at YOUR SCHOOL!

Thom Britton explains how fire eating works.

7 minutes long.

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