Quick witted Northerner, multiple Guinness World Record holder & all round dare devil
Who is Johnny Strange?
Strange by name, Strange by nature
Risking life and limb in the name of entertainment is just another day in the office for Johnny Strange. This English born performer traveled the length and breadth of Britain perfecting his art form before touring his show extensively throughout the rest of the world.
A natural born performer, Johnny Strange mastered some of the most daring acts brought to the stage. He has performed in 20+ countries around the world, entertained live on TV and and has been credited to many world first’s. Along with a plethora of Guinness World Records he has also earned the nickname, “The man with ears of steel”.
A regular at festivals, fairs, conventions, corporate parties and cabaret events Johnny Strange amazes audiences with death defying acts of precision and skill once thought impossible – from the ancient art of sword swallowing to dangerous chainsaw juggling. From whip cracking to astounding feats of speed and much, much more.
Famed for his innovative stunts and stylish live performances Johnny takes his audience on a whirl wind of emotions from jaw dropping tension to side splitting comedy, and right back again.
Prepare yourself for one of the most thrilling shows you are ever likely to see!
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A Strange Adventure…
Johnny Strange fell in love with the circus at an early age, quickly developing his skills in juggling and balancing tricks before honing them as an amateur escapologist, this lead to him becoming fascinated with victorian sideshows and the history of freak shows. In the years following Strange improved on his juggling skills; working his way up from juggling clubs to fire, then to knives, then to running chainsaws. He also mastered a wide variety of sideshow acts such as sword swallowing, the human blockhead, laying on a bed of nails, crossbow sharpshooting, eating and breathing fire and precision whip cracking.
Johnny Strange has since toured extensively around the globe, performing shows and providing motivational speaking seminars in over 25 countries world wide, displaying his unique and breath-taking skills from Aberdeen to Abu Dhabi, Stockholm to Southampton and everywhere inbetween. 2013 saw the completion of a successful six-month European tour which spanned over 3,500 miles and covered the UK, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, France and The Netherlands.
In 2014 Johnny Strange once again made headlines after performing a unique sword swallowing stunt in Brussels, Belgium. Johnny became the first person to swallow a sword inside the Globe of Death when he swallowed a 17 inch long solid steel blade standing inside a cramped 5 metre round cage as a motorbike rode vertical and horizontally around him.
Mediazink later published an article on this stunt saying; “Johnny is no stranger to performing amazing stunts” and that “[he has] already earned himself numerous world records”.
An acclaimed figure in the UK’s variety performers scene, Johnny Strange holds multiple Guinness World Records for his unusual skills. He gained the nickname “the man with ears of steel” after setting the official Guinness World Record for ‘the heaviest weight lifted by pierced ears’. Guinness soon challenged him to attempt ‘the heaviest vehicle pulled by pierced ears’, Strange accepted their challenge and managed to pull a Cessna 172-P aircraft 20.4 feet using his pierced ear lobes.
After setting this new record Strange became the only person in history to hold records for both the ‘the heaviest weight lifted by pierced ears’ and ‘the heaviest vehicle pulled by pierced ears’ at the same time.
Some of his ever growing list of Guinness World Records include;
- ’The most apples held in the mouth and chainsawed in half’
- ‘The most animal traps released on the body’
- ‘The fastest time to break 16 concrete blocks on the body’
- 'The most swords swallowed in 3 minutes'
- 'The most melons chopped in half on somebody’s stomach'
- 'The most eggs cracked with a whip in one minute'
- 'The most newspapers split using a bullwhip in one minute'
Famed for his innovative stunts, his live shows often include variations of sword swallowing such as swallowing a magnet then retrieving it by swallowing a sword, swallowing a 2,000 volt glass neon tube which can be seen glowing through his skin from the inside and swallowing curved or wavy blades.
Other stunts include feats of speed where he tests the reaction time of the jaws of a bear trap against the speed of his hand, performing multiple chainsaw stunts, target whip cracking routines and precision marksmanship with crossbows.
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