Cutting Edge Innertainment

Why book Cutting Edge Innertainment?

35x WORLD CHAMPION SWORD SWALLOWER
Upward Unlimited TEDx Speaker
DAN MEYER

The act that wowed the judges on AMERICA's GOT TALENT
Guinness World Records, Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Looking for cutting edge entertainment with a unique speaker that's FRESH, UNIQUE, and UNFORGETTABLE? THIS is IT!

Dan's show features REAL feats combined with fun comedy and audience participation so EVERYONE is part of the show! Dan performs extreme feats such as fire-eating and sword-swallowing in a professional family show that's FUN, educational, motivational, inspirational, and UNFORGETTABLE with just the right touch of comedy!

Book Cutting Edge Innertainment for YOUR event! (615) 969-2568

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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 45 minutes
  • Fee: $2285-$4965
  • Insurance: $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 General Aggregate $1,000,000 coverage for bodily injury or property damage to others $1,000,000 coverage for Personal & Advertising Injury
  • Languages: English, German, Spanish, Other

Overview

A Cutting Edge Innertainment show features real shocking feats combined with light comedy and audience participation where Dan recruits volunteers from the audience so everyone can feel like part of the show! Dan performs extreme feats such as fire-eating, the human blockhead, and the ancient art of sword swallowing in a professional family-oriented stage show that is educational, inspirational, motivational, and UNFORGETTABLE with just the right touch of light comedy.

Additional Booking Notes

Simple and easy show production. Contact us for details.

Past Booked Events

12/30/08 Youth Encounter Convention, Springfield, IL
12/29/08 Youth Encounter Convention, Springfield, IL
11/22/08 National Youth Workers Convention, Nashville, TN
11/21/08 National Youth Workers Convention, Nashville, TN
11/06/08 National Theater of the USA, Vanderbilt University, Ingram Theater, Nashville, TN
10/28/08 Film Shoot, Kandern/Riedlingen, Germany
10/24/08 Festival della Scienza, Genoa Italy
10/20/08 Media Press Event, Bandhagen Sweden
10/18/08 Orebro Castle, Orebro Sweden
10/17/08 Castle Wyk, Uppsala Sweden
10/16/08 Stockholm, Sweden
10/15/08 Basel, Switzerland
10/09/08 Carnival Cruise With a Cause, Bahamas
10/08/08 Carnival Cruise With a Cause, Bahamas
10/07/08 Carnival Cruise With a Cause, Bahamas
10/06/08 Carnival Cruise With a Cause, Bahamas
10/02/08 Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
09/20/08 Depot Days, Hartselle, AL
09/06/08 Shady Grove Baptist Church, Danville, AL
08/26/08 America's Got Talent Los Angeles Live Show
08/09/08 Opened for Jeremy Camp Concert, Hunstville, AL
08/05/08 America's Got Talent Las Vegas Episode
08/04/08 Ripley's Believe It or Not Breakfast TV, Toronto, Canada
07/04/08 American Village, Birmingham AL
07/01/08 The Today Show Live in NY
07/01/08 America's Got Talent Atlanta episode
06/11/08 Rolls Royce, London, England UK
06/08/08 Gifford's Circus, Gloucestershire, England, UK
06/07/08 Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham, England UK
06/06/08 Medical Banquet, Gloucester, England UK
06/04/08 Medical Banquet, Gloucester, England UK
05/26/08 Fox News Birmingham, AL
05/14/08 America's Got Talent Las Vegas Casino
05/13/08 America'
04/05/08 Casino, Detroit, MI
03/16/08 Ig Nobel UK Tour, London, England
03/15/08 Ig Nobel UK Tour, London, England
03/14/08 Ig Nobel UK Tour, London, England
03/13/08 Ig Nobel UK Tour, London, England
03/12/08 Ig Nobel UK Tour, London, England
03/11/08 Imperial College, London, England UK
03/11/08 Buckingham Palace, London, England
03/10/08 Ig Nobel UK Tour, London, England
03/09/08 Ig Nobel UK Tour, London, England
03/08/08 Ig Nobel UK Tour, London, England
03/07/08 Ig Nobel UK Tour, London, England
03/06/08 Oxford University, Oxford, England UK
03/04/08 Upward Awards Night, Rainsville Baptist Church, Rainsville, AL
03/01/08 Christian Music Festival, Tampa, FL
02/29/08 Upward Unlimited Awards Night program, Madison, AL
02/28/08 Intl Sword Swallowers Day medical demos, Hartselle/Decatur, AL, Friendship UMC, Athens, AL
02/26/08 America's Got Talent Atlanta GA
02/25/08 Rick & Bubba Show, Birmingham, AL
01/31/08 America's Got Talent, Nashville, TN
01/30/08 America's Got Talent, Nashville, TN
01/27/08 Ringling Brothers Circus Nashville, TN

Cutting Edge Innertainment

Few people have been compared to both David Copperfield and Zig Ziglar.

Fewer still have had the honor of being called “the greatest sword swallower in the world"
by America's Got Talent and Ripley's Believe It or Not!

A finalist on America's Got Talent, TEDx Speaker, and winner of more than 35 world records and the prestigious 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard, Dan Meyer is recognized in 25 countries around the world for his cutting edge way of using a rare ancient art as a powerful motivational tool.

A 35x World Record Sword Swallower with 7 Guinness World Records featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not books and museums around the world, Dan swallows up to 21 swords at once and is recognized as the world's leading expert and world's TOP sword swallower performing around the world today.

ENTERTAINER
As a performer, Dan is best known for wowing the judges as the "Most Dangerous Act" on America's Got Talent all the way to America's Got Talent Finals in Hollywood.

As an EXTREME PERFORMER, Dan is known for his extreme stunts such as swallowing a red hot sword heated to 1500 degrees on Stan Lee's Superhumans, for swallowing swords underwater in a tank of sharks and stingrays for Ripley's Believe It or Not! and for swallowing a sword and using it to pull a car weighing 3700 lbs for Ripley's Believe It or Not!

WORLD'S LEADING EXPERT
As President of the Sword Swallowers Association and award-winning author, Dan is recognized as the world's leading expert in the 4000 year old field of sword swallowing for winning the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard for medical research on sword swallowing injuries published in the British Medical Journal. Meyer now enjoys speaking at TED Talks and entertaining audiences in 25 countries around the world, and has been featured on over 700 TV stations, 1000 newspapers and magazines, and seen by over 750 million people around the world.

Looking for cutting edge entertainment that's FRESH, UNIQUE, and UNFORGETTABLE? THIS is IT!

Dan's show features REAL feats combined with fun comedy and audience participation so EVERYONE is part of the show! Dan performs extreme feats such as fire-eating and sword-swallowing in a professional family show that's FUN, educational, motivational, inspirational, and UNFORGETTABLE with just the right touch of comedy!

Book Cutting Edge Innertainment for YOUR event! (615) 969-2568

The team providing the talent:

Dan Meyer

Sword Swallower, Fire-eater

Testimonials

"When Dan put the sword in his mouth, you could hear the audience hold their breath;
when it dropped down his throat, you could hear a collective gasp...
But when he flung it into the air, the entire audience erupted in applause!
This is the act people talk about on their drive home,
the one they'll be telling their friends about for years to come!"

– Jacob Weiss

"Wow! That was incredible!
I have never been so relieved to find nothing on the end of me sword!"

– Alan Tischmarsh

"That was incredible... amazing!"

– Danny Glover

"Wow! He does have talent!"

– Jimmy Kimmel

"I've never seen that before in my life,
and I bet most of the audience haven't either...
You are obviously one of the best in the world at what you do..."

– Pers Morgan

"You've obviously spent years mastering sword swallowing,
and it absolutely AMAZES me!...
YES!! You've DEFINITELY got my vote!"

– Sharon Osbourne

"Fantastic! Wow! That it was incredibly... Scary!"
"Oh, my God! If you were to film everybody at home watching this,
half of America would be going 'AAAAH!' "

– David Hasselhoff

"Most artists don't perform extreme feats on America's Got Talent;
Most aren't in Ripley's Believe It or Not or hold multiple Guinness World Records;
Most don't eat fire or swallow swords underwater in a tank of sharks,
and most have not received the Ig Nobel Prize at Harvard...
...But Dan Meyer is NOT your average performing artist!"

– Tim O'Brien

Dan Meyer is not only the President of the Sword Swallowers Association International, but he is a Master Sword Swallower, and one of the top sword swallowers in the world!

– --Bob Masterson, President, Ripley's Believe It or Not!

I worked at Opportunity Camp, and I cannot tell you what a tremendous impact you had on those kids.
From being in the cafeteria trying to swallow plastic knives (we quickly stopped that!)
to the kids finally seeing that you can turn your passion into the glory of God. Thank you!

– --Emily Deann, Opportunity Camp

As the mother of a very impressionable son, I want to tell you how much we enjoyed your performance.
Frank has asberger symptom, a form of autism. He was so impressed with your performance and your
wonderful testimony, especially the way you connected it with following God's word.
Thank you for setting a great example for all of us to follow. You sure put on a Cutting Edge performance!

– --Kathy Goodwin, Shady Grove Baptist Church

Dan is an awesome entertainer with a unique gift. He is a blast to have for any kids event!
Our kids were in awe and their parents were grossed out! You can't get a better combo if you deal with childrens ministry.
A great show for the whole family!

– --Jim Beckner, Upward Coordinator, Trinity Baptist Church

That was awesome! But if I was you, I wouldn't do that!

– --Westin, 6 years old, Shady Grove Baptist Church

I think you are completely fascinating -
from India to a deserted island to the green room in Shane's truck to Op Camp.
You blessed us in a huge way and gave the kids an experience they will never forget

– --Coach Van Gravitt, Director, Opportunity Camp

Dan presented a professional top-notch show that appealed to all ages...
The kids and adults laughed, oohed, and awed with equal enthusiasm!

– --Clayton Owen, Upward Unlimited Youth Director, First Baptist Church

That was a show the kids will NEVER forget,
and neither will the adults! It was WONDERFUL!
My heart was beating so fast... It was amazing!

– --Terry Lee, First Presbyterian Church

...He's like a Christian David Copperfield,
but instead of just doing magic tricks and illusions,
Dan combines incredible REAL feats with a powerful message
in a show that’s IMPOSSIBLE to forget!

– --Juergen Beck, WAFF-TV

I really didn't think sword swallowing was really real at first,
but the last part of the show really impacted me. It was awesome!
It was amazing! All the kids were talking about it all week long!
It was the best part of the whole week!

– -- Britney Cobb, Hartselle Church of Christ

That made a bigger impact on me
than anything else in my entire life!

– --Blake, Impact, David Lipscomb University

Dan's sword swallowing is amazing on its own,
but his sword swallowing mixed with a positive message is revolutionary!

– --Pastor Les Jones, New Song Family Church

That was awesome! I was blown away!

– --Phillip List, Regional Pastors Convention

Dan's performance was one of the main reasons we raised a record $30,000
for our American Cancer Society Relay for Life in our county of only 6000.
Nobody had ever seen a show like that before... and people are still talking about it!

– --Mike Carey, American Cancer Society

That was incredible! Wow! He's the real deal! That's entertainment that makes your heart beat fast!

– --Janice Rogers, Fox News, Good Day Alabama

Absolutely one of the most amazing guests we've ever had on Good Day Alabama...

– -Rick Journey, Fox News Good Day Alabama

I am just freaked out!
Wow! ...I am crawling out of my skin right now...
My palms are sweating...
That was incredible! It freaked me out!

– --Rick Journey, Fox News

Dan's sword swallowing in very impressive -
He's a tremendous professional and a first class person to deal with!

– --Mike Shank, Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson Bike Week

I have to tell you, pulling that sword out of your mouth was
the most exhilarating thing I’ve ever done on live TV! It was incredible!

– --Lisa Washington, WHNT-TV NewsChannel 19

I couldn't stop staring! I wanted to look away,
but I just couldn't stop watching! It was incredible!

– --MTSU Student

Watching Dan swallow a sword is like driving past a horrific car accident...
You don't want to look, but you can't take your eyes off it!

– --Paula Sanning

In my position with Ripley's, I'm always on the lookout for unbelievable acts.
Dan delivers just that! His poise and humor, along with his boyish smile
and amazing talent really holds the audience's audience
along with putting swords down his throat and pounding nails up his nose!
Believe It or Not!

– --Tim O'Brien, VP Ripley's Believe It or Not!

That was the most fantastic show I've ever seen! It was awesome!

– --Suzanne Holmes, VP Documentary Channel

This is by far the coolest story I have ever worked on!

– --Chris Rattican, Food Network Unwrapped

Oh my God! This is unbelievable...
...This is INCREDIBLE!

– --Dana Jacobson, ESPN First Take

This is not a gimmick or illusion… Dan is the real deal!
It's amazing and a little gory all at the same time!

– --James-Paul Dice, WHNT-TV NewsChannel 19

I was shocked and excited when I finally witnessed it...
Hearing about it is one thing,
but actually seeing it is quite another!

– --James Davis, Producer, The Learning Channel

I've seen a lot of incredible things in my life,
but I've never seen anything like THIS before!

– --Pat, Cameraman, Oprah Winfrey Show

Wow! ...That's dangerous stuff!

– --Dan Miller, WSMV TV4

Absolutely unbelievable! Wowie, wow wow wow!
I've never seen anything quite like this in my life!
Those were real knives...
My Lord, that was almost disturbing!

– --Paul Konrad, WGN-TV Morning Show

Amazing!... absolutely incredible!

– --Jay Crawford, ESPN First Take

While the swords were in Meyer's throat,
the spectator's hearts were in theirs!

– --Nashville OnePaper

Amazing! A Hard Act to Swallow!

– --Christian Activities

Set List

Announcer Introduction and Disclaimer<br>
Fire-eating<br>
Human Blockhead<br>
Sword Swallowing<br>
History<br>
Medical Aspects<br>
Small swords to larger swords<br>
Message (as needed/requested by client)<br>
Closing

Influences & Inspiration

David Copperfield, Brock Gill, TED speakers

Setup Requirements

1 bottle of bottled water

1 cup Coleman fuel

1 fresh cucumber

1 ripe orange

1 skirted table

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