FreakShow & Tell

Science + History + Insanity

Thom Britton's personal, one man show about his history with the Freakshow. Blending science and storytelling into a 80 minute journey on the stage.

"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."

- 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


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.

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!

 "Sideshow Visionary"  Time Out Chicago

"Sideshow Visionary"
 Time Out Chicago

The next step

is to bring the show to YOU! FreakShow & Tell has been performed ONLY in Chicago, until now.

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!