Q & A
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Johnny Strange began his career as an entertainer in 2009 and since then has performed along side some of the finest names in entertainment. He has been awarded an impressive list of accolades, travelled extensively around the globe, performed live on national television and entertained thousands. Here are a selection of the most frequently asked questions Johnny has answered over the years;
How did you get into it?
I began learning circus skills as a young boy but didn’t perform my first real show until my late teens. Eventually I realised I wanted to push my abilities as far as I could, which I’m still doing.
Is what you do real?
Everything I do on stage is real, I’m not a magician, there is no slight of hand. The swords, the chainsaws, the power tools are all very real – and all very dangerous. Don’t try to copy the acts you see me perform, they have taken many years of practice to master.
Are your shows scary?
Not at all, my shows are fun. They are suitable for both kids and adults. I want to make people laugh, so my shows are light hearted and project a positive message – whilst keeping you on the edge of your seat.
What do your parents think?
My family have been nothing but supportive over the years. I’m sure they will agree that there are far less dangerous ways of making a living, but either way, they respect my choice to do what I love to do – creating breath-taking spectacles for an audience.
Who are your inspirations?
Inspiration is all around us, if we have the vision to see it. Apples have always fallen off trees but Newton saw something more and discovered gravity. I try to take inspiration from the things I see around me and the people I meet. You never know what can spark an idea so crazy it might just work.
How much training do you do?
I spend hours and hours training and researching every day, many of the acts I perform require extreme precision and careful technique with no room for error. I really can’t afford to catch the wrong end of a running chainsaw while juggling or miss while whipping a rose from between someone’s teeth. What I do is a full time job, so I treat it as one but like they say; “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” – and luckily, I have done just that.
What are your World Records?
I hold several official Guinness World Records revolving around some of the more dangerous stunts I perform on stage. I am proud of each and every one of them and thrilled to be able to say I have been recognised by Guinness for my achievements. Check out some of the world first’s I have been credited to and other official Guinness World Records I have set over on my Achievements Page. Alternately, you can read about some of my records in the Guinness Book of Records 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Where can I see you perform?
I perform at various places around the world – from festivals, fairs, universities and theatres to weddings, private parties, corporate functions and charity events. You can also occasionally catch me on TV and on the radio too. To date I have performed my shows in over 25 countries world wide!
What is your preferred job title?
I get referred to as a dare devil stuntman a lot but my preferred job title is simply an entertainer. I choose to entertain in a range of different ways – from telling jokes, demonstrating the unique things my body is capable of, circus skills and bizarre sideshow stunts. My aim is to educate and entertain.
I am constantly trying to push boundaries and training to do things that other people can’t do because it makes me feel like I’m always moving forward and trying to better myself. I love being able to show people something they have never seen before, things they never thought existed.