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.



WGN Radio


Print Media

Some press quotes....

...Britton has traded classic sideshow glitz for a lab coat and a personable demeanor.
— Chicago Reader
a fast-paced and funny look at life as a fire-eater.
— Chicago Tribune
Sideshow Visionary
— Time Out Chicago
He’ll eat fire, walk on glass, absorb a million volts for your amusement.
— Chicago Sun-Times
It’s the Velvet Underground of vaudeville
— Andy Matarrese
One of my favorite guests.
— Mancow Radio Show
A completely unique sideshow act full of fire-eating, glass-walking, chainsaws, electricity and much much more!
— Chicago Painted Red
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
...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
That is unbelievable!
— Melody Mendez, Good Day Chicago Anchor
What makes Thom very special, is that he wants to explain it all to you.
— College of Curiosity
You Need Nerves of Steel and a Bit of Science to Eat Fire
— Gizmodo
His one-man show breaks circus acts — such as fire swallowing — down to bare bones physics.
— DNA info
Thom is one of the most creative, intelligent performers I know
— Fred Anzevino, Theo Ubique Cabaret
You helped inspire thousands...
— David R. Mosena, CEO, The Museum of Science and Industry