Globe of Death

Johnny Strange recently teamed up with moto stunt rider, Vesko Lesev to perform a dangerous new stunt while in Brussels, Belgium, to mark the last leg of his current European tour.


Live at the International Brussels Tattoo Convention, Johnny Strange took his position in the centre of the infamous Globe of Death in front of a sea of eager spectators to debut a dangerous new stunt.


The Globe of Death is a moto stunt where motorcyclists ride in a spherical mesh ball looping both vertically and horizontally at speeds of over 40mph (70km/h). Lesev speeded his motorcycle around the globe riding just inches away from Johnny Strange as he swallowed a 17-inch (43cm) solid steel blade while standing inside the cramped 5 meter cage ball.


The live video can be watched on Youtube below:


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Indigo Theatre O2 Arena

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Johnny Strange recently made an appearance at the sold out Twisted Circus Halloween Festival in London’s prestigious Indigo Theatre at the O2 Arena, in celebration of All Hallows’ Eve where he performed along side a world class DJ line-up including Ministry of Sound’s Colin Francis, BBC Radio 1xtra’s Moses Midas and Kiss FM’s Maze & Masters.

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Having A Ball

Johnny Strange has just finished a live appearance at Tower Bridge Studios filming a Halloween special where he demonstrated some of his unique bodily talents and one of the stunts that earned him an official Guinness World Record, he was there promoting the recently released 60th anniversary Guinness Book Of Records, as part of The Sun’s third series of ‘Sun Bingo! Having a Ball’

Johnny Strange surprised Rusty Lee, Jean Martyn and special guest Kim Woodburn by sliding a sword down his throat live on the show and having (nervous) presenter Brian Dowling carefully remove it. 

While there the star of ‘How clean is your house’, Kim Woodburn, even gave Johnny a few trade secrets on how to keep his swords looking shiny and clean!

First aired 8pm 30th October 2014

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An Apple A Day…

johnny strange guinness world record most apples cut with chainsawIn 2013 Johnny Strange set the world’s first official Guinness World Record for “The most apples held in the mouth and chainsawed in one minute”. Johnny successfully managed to chainsaw eight (8) apples from his own mouth in 60 seconds with a petrol chainsaw which earned himself entry into the 60th anniversary Guinness Book Of Records, you can see his record in the section, ‘Professional Performers’ (page 108). He also managed to break the record for “The most apples chainsawed out of someone else’s mouth in one minute” (12 apples) too.

Image courtesy of Paul Michael Hughes/ Guinness World Records.

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Tattoo Jam 2014

Back by popular demand, this weekend Johnny Strange will be bringing his show The Institution of Human Marvels back to Tattoo Jam, they will once again grace the stage at Doncaster Racecourse to perform a series of brand new stunts – not forgetting the classics such as Sword Swallowing, Whip Cracking and The Human Chopping Block.

Last year at Tattoo Jam 2013 Johnny Strange set the official Guinness World Record live on stage for “The most apples cut from someone else’s mouth with a chainsaw in one minute” featured in this years edition of the Guinness Book Of Records – you can check out the full video of the live stunt over at Johnny’s Youtube page at;

Attached photos by the very talented Anna Dushenkina.


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Guinness Book of Records 2015

Johnny Strange Guinness book of Records 201512 months worth of planning and organising finally came to head with the launch of the Guinness Book Of Records 2015 earlier this week. But this was no ordinary Guinness book launch, this book celebrates a whopping 60 years of record breaking action for GWR.
The latest edition features Johnny Strange in not just one, not two, but three different sections; ‘Show of Strength’, Performers’ and the ‘No Pain, No Gain’ sections of the book!

Three of his records that feature this year’s book are world’s firsts official Guinness World Records including the first official Guinness World Record for ‘The heaviest weight lifted by pierced ears’ which he set in 2013 at the prestigious Doncaster Racecourse in West Yorkshire.

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Sweden and Denmark

johnny strange and robert lasardo in denmarkJohnny Strange has just come back from performing shows in both Sweden and Denmark. Whilst in Denmark he performed at Christiania in Copenhagen also known as ‘Freetown’, a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood of about 850 residents, covering almost 85 acres in the borough of Christianshavn in the Danish capital. While there he had the pleasure of working along side actor Robert LaSardo, where he managed to snap this quick picture right before jumping on stage. You can find more about it over on his Facebook Page at;

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Amir khan Foundation launch

amir khan foundation sword swallower johnny strangeLast night Johnny Strange performed at The Hilton Deansgate hotel in Manchester for boxing legend & former world champion, Amir Khan, at a red carpet event to officially launch the Amir Khan Foundation (Charity Number 1158078). A number of well-known celebrity faces, as well as 500 high profile guests from across the country attended the sell-out event including ex-Bolton Wanderers star Kevin Davies, TV presenter Charlie Webster, basketball star John Amaechi and stand-up comedian, actor and show host Omid Djalili.

The Amir Khan Foundation will provide crucial support to disadvantaged young people in the UK and worldwide and successfully managed to raise a staggering £218,000 for the new charity. The foundation is about to begin building an orphanage for 250 children in Gunjur. Amir also plans to sink a vital well in the area to provide fresh water.

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Busy, busy, busy but I wouldn’t want it any other way.

johnny strange sword swallowerNext in the schedule Johnny Strange will be performing in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Brussels and Alkmaar – along with UK appearances in East Grinstead, Chatham, Blackpool, Dundee, Glasgow Oxfordshire and Kent.

He will once again be gracing the stage at both The Brook Theatre for The Cabaret of Curiosities and The Fool n Angel for Adams Apple Cabaret. As well as a packed schedule of filming and photoshoots. Keep an eye on his Facebook Page for individual event dates & times, and if your in the area, come and catch a show and say hello!

You can find my Facebook Page at;

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The Blue Moon Revue, Isle of Wight

johnny strange neon swordFresh back from Amsterdam Johnny Strange performed on the Isle of Wight with The Blue Moon Revue. Riding high on the success of four consecutive sold out shows in association with the Guildford Fringe Festival, The Blue Moon rose once again at it’s home, The Apollo Theatre on The Isle of Wight.

The Blue Moon Revue put together a great line up featuring a whole host of international performers, award winners and the very best of the Isle of Wight’s talent. Johnny performed along side Violet Blaze, Tahlullah Manhattan, Quinny Sin, Griffin & Jones, Lily Elixir, Isabelle L’Amour, Hannah Brewer and host comedian Alex Watts.

Yoppul posted a review of the show, saying;

“Not shy of showing off his unique bodily talents, Mr Strange proceeded to swallow a variety of different shaped swords, and even a glowing neon tube, seen to full effect with the stage lights turned off.”

“From the start it was clear that the audience loved every minute of the show, with many performers receiving a standing ovation. The Blue Moon Revue has truly injected new life into the Apollo Theatre; bursting with talent, the founders have created a hugely entertaining and liberating show.”

The event was held in the wonderfully quaint venue The Apollo Theatre, a volunteer run operation that has brought fantastic theatre shows to the Isle of Wight for the past 40+ years.

Images by Jenna Taylor Photography. 

You can read the full review by Yoppul here;

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