Mr. Crispy’s Bio

Mr. Crispy’s interest in entertaining came at an early age.  He began as a magician at the age of 9 but at the age of 18 he joined the real world and left his childhood hobbies behind.

He began performing once again first as a DJ and nightclub promoter in 1998 with his club night at Roadkill Heaven in Tulsa.

Shortly afterwords his job moved to Denver and in 1999 met a group of artist that were regulars at Burning Man and accomplished fire dancers.  Initially only wanting to learn to blow fire, Mr. Crispy was soon mastering a number of the fire dancing arts and guest performing with these talented artist.

In 2000 he joined up with three other fire performers creating the fire troupe Monk.  Monk specialized in performances for music festivals, alternative nightclubs, and other specialty events.  During this same year he became ordained in order to do custom weddings for friends.

In 2001 Mr. Crispy had the good fortune of seeing the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and was put in touch with the amazing world of sideshow.

In 2002 Mr. Crispy met back up with one of his original mentors in fire dancing, The Great Lix and a call for talent was made to start an all new troupe incorporating circus and sideshow stunts.  Named by The Great Lix, The Crispy Family Carnival was born.  After being laid off from his IT job Mr. Crispy cashed out his 401k and headed to the Coney Island Sideshow by the Seashore for the first offering of their advanced sideshow school.

Since then Mr. Crispy has continued to travel and train with magicians, sideshow veterans, jugglers, circus, and wild west performers from around the country.  Mr. Crispy has been part of numerous world records, his show the Crispy Family Carnival was the first recipient of the “Candle Light Award” from the circus historical society, and is forever striving to bring world class entertainment to the stage.

Crispy at Ripley's BION Sword-Swallowers-Day-'12

Mr. Crispy goofing off after his performance at Ripley's Believe it or Not! See you down the road!


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