Adrenaline Junkies

Johnny Strange recently had the pleasure of sharing the stage with fellow ‘adrenaline junkie’, Parkour founder and all round adventure-man, Sebastien Foucan.

The two were performing as part of ITV’s Big Day Out at the legendary Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire.

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The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland

Johnny Strange sword swallowing at Alnwick Castle

Johnny Strange has just finished performing in one of Britain’s most iconic stately homes, Alnwick Castle. The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland welcomed Johnny Strange into their home to entertain them and a selection of their close friends.

After admiring their vast antique sword collection, Johnny showed them his own collection and went on to demonstrate just what he is capable of doing with them by swallowing multiple blades.

As well as being regarded as re-dyfining the iconic castle look, Alnwick Castle also boasts an impressive list of films it has been featured in including; Downton Abbey, The Black Adder, Robin Hood, Star trek, The Fast Show and Harry Potter, the latter giving birth to it’s nickname “The Harry Potter Castle”.

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Hobgoblin Legendary Feast

johnny strange and the hobgoblin

Johnny spent the weekend performing for a select group of lucky competition winners at the Wychwood Brewery’s “Hobgoblin Legendary Feast”.

Joined by the Hobgoblin himself Johnny performed a selection of whip cracking, sword swallowing, chain escaping entertainment – he even found time to lift a beer keg of one of their fine ales using his famous ‘ears of steel’.

The ale of choice was a keg of Hobgoblin’s Ruby beer, which collected a prestigious gold medal last week at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2015. Up against brewers and cider makers from all over the world Wychwood head brewer, Jeff Drew, collected the gold.

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Guinness Book of Records 2016

With the 2016 book being released this week it’s time to once again look into the amazing, unique and often bizarre world of Guinness World Records.

Johnny Strange’s latest record is an eye watering, ear stretching, mind over matter feat of endurance which bagged him yet another Guinness Record. Johnny set the Guinness World Record for “The heaviest weight pulled by pierced ears” when he managed to drag a Cessna 172-P aircraft weighing in at a staggering 0.68 tonnes (677.8kg, 1,494.3lbs).

He features in the 2016 edition book for his records “Fastest time to break 16 concrete blocks on the body” and “Most apples chainsawed out of someone else’s mouth in one minute”. This news story was reported in print all over the world and even made it to national TV;

Footage courtesy of BBC South 6 o’clock news, first aired 8th September 2015.

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8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown

Earlier on in the year Johnny Strange joined host Jimmy Carr to perform on the 7th series of the TV show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown’, a crossover between the edgy comedy show, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, and the classic words & numbers show, ‘Countdown’.

Johnny performed a sword swallowing stunt in front of the iconic ‘Countdown Clock’, before celebrity panel; Rhod Gilbert, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe.

Other guests included comic, Johnny Vegas, and TV personality, Joey Essex.

First aired 22nd May 2015

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Traditional storyteller and modern stuntman

sword swallower johnny strange

In a recent article by MediaZink Johnny Strange was dubbed a “traditional storyteller and modern stuntman”, the feature goes on to say;

“Johnny captivates and bewitches his audience with his charm …he tells jokes and stories from all the places he has experienced over the world.

“When you see him walking on the street you will not immediately connect Johnny Strange with freak shows, performing and sword swallowing. Johnny is calm, happy, friendly and outgoing – although he could have the eyes of a sorcerer. He manages to entertain, educate and inspire his audience while performing his dangerous stunts on stage.

“In total Johnny Strange currently holds 8 Guinness World Records for his unusual skills …in a way he has always been performing, it’s just now the audiences are much bigger.”

You can read the full article over at;

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Sideshow by the seaside

Johnny Strange and Eve Elle performing a chainsaw stunt

Johnny Strange’s Theatre of Wonder recently hit the seaside town of Great Yarmouth. Sword swallowing, fire dancing, the bed of nails, pierced weight lifting, glass eating and much, much more featured in this theatre spectacle.

With the sideshow siren, Eve Elle, making her debut appearance in the show – she performs stunts so dangerous your mother would slap you for even thinking about them and has a fire routine so hot she could make the devil sweat.

She also has nerves of steel as Johnny performed one of his signature stunts and chainsawed an apple in half held in-between her teeth, pictured.
Image by Laura Tovell.

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World Juggling Day 2015

johnny strange chainsaw juggler

Today is World Juggling Day (yes we have a day for that too!).

Created in 2000 as an annual day of recognition by The International Jugglers’ Association, it falls every year on the Saturday closest to June 17th – The founding date of The International Jugglers’ Association.

So, if you are a juggler like Johnny and are celebrating World Juggling Day 2015; either by taking part in a competition, attending a convention or putting on a show just remember, have fun …after all juggling is pretty much just playing catch by yourself.

Image by Tim Bradley.

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