Featured on AMC, International Knotty Bits delivers unique, interactive entertainment. We offer full length comedy stage shows with daring stunts, elegant aerial champagne servers or highly visual roaming performers. We present world renowned, custom tailored acts for any setting with personal customer service.
With over 30 years of professional experience in the event industry, we are safe, reliable, professional, and fully insured. Save yourself the headache. Book us for your next event!
***Past Clients Include: AMC, MTV, Food Network, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Quicken Loans, Soaring Eagle Casino, Huntington Bank, The Central Canada Exhibition Assoc***
Knotty Bits was an AMAZING addition to our The Greatest Showman themed corporate training event we had yesterday!!! They were entertaining and extremely talented!!! My staff of about 100 people cheered, chanted, ooooood and ahhhhhd! We all ended in a standing ovation for the Knotty Bits team!
Thank you for adding an exclamation point to our incredible day!!! 🌟🌟🌟
Mike and Jen made our event special and fantastic!!! Our guests had a blast!
He was amazing! So professional and kids loved him. His balloons were out of the box and creative. We will hiring him again.
Gwyd really put on a great show for the kids. I'd say he was the highlight of the party! Thank you!
Response from Knotty Bits:
Thanks Tina! You had a great bunch of kids to work with...and your setup was perfect! Thanks for bringing Gwyd out!
Knotty Bits provided just the right amount of sideshow atmosphere to our recent event. They provided us with two shows that offered different aspects each time. They worked the crows and provided light humor that was appropriate around young children. We definetaly want to bring them back for a more adult show next time!
I was thrilled when Knotty Bits agreed to come back to Naper Settlement's All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear event this October! There stunt show was a great addition to our Spook-Tacular stage! Many of our guests thoroughly enjoyed their performance. Between the walking on glass and fire breathing, many of guests couldn't take their eyes off the performances! Thank you sharing your show with us!
I have had the privilege of seeing the Knotty Bits sideshow at several Renaissance Faires in the state of Michigan. They have a very unique show that is family friendly. In fact the kids enjoyed it as much, if not more than I did! If you ever get the chance to see them you need to grab it with both hands!!!
We booked the Stilt Walker and Jester for our Annual Employee Appreciation Event - Mardi Gras Theme. They were on time, pleasant to speak with and both did an outstanding job entertaining folks during the event. I should also mention that their costumes were awesome! Dealing with Knotty Bits to arrange their performance at the last minute was also great! Knotty Bits bent over backwards to add the Stilt Walker at the last minute. Awesome experience and would definitely use them again.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 5 - 600 minutes
Insurance: $5,000,000 - Upon request we will provide a certificate of additional insured. Please provide a fax and/or email to send the certificate to as well as names of additional insured. Our policy covers all acts including fire and aerial acts. We work with venue facilities and local fire marshals to ensure our acts are compliant with company policies and local ordinance.
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Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Audiences should expect to have a good time!
Knotty Bits, LLC performers travel nationally and internationally to bring top notch entertainment where ever you are. Our shows and acts provide all the necessary equipment, costuming and insurance. We carry 5M liability policy and can provide you or your venue with a Certificate of Named Additional Insured.
We have an impeccable reputation for our safety and work closely with your local fire marshal and venue owner to ensure compliance and safety of your guests. Our fire performers are members of the North American Fire Arts Association (NAFAA) and have extensive training in fire safety, fire management and first aid. Our professional riggers handle set-up and we provide all rigging and equipment
Our shows and acts are customized to fit your needs. They are adjusted to be appropriate for audiences of any size, age or theme. Book an individual act or a full stage show. We can adjust to fit your time frames from as little as 5 minutes up to an hour. Custom costuming and themed music available.
We are happy to provide you with additional press materials upon request - an overview of our acts, recent media coverage and references from recent clients and fans, as well as a list of industry-related appearances.
Some Past Clients Include:
AMC, MTV, Food Network, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Make A Wish, Quicken Loans, Soaring Eagle Casino, Flat Top Grill, Huntington Bank, Spectrum Health, The National Cattle Congress, The Central Canada Exhibition Association, Elkhart Indiana 4h fair
Additional Booking Notes
Minimum requirements vary from act to act. Please inquire for our technical rider. If you know your space specs let us know and we can work with you to find the right act for the space. We can work with your sound system or bring our own.
Aerial acts can work with your trusses or supports or we can bring our free standing rig that can be adjusted from 25 feet to 14 feet.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 18, 2021 • 8:30am - 11:00am||Nonprofit Event|
Past Booked Events
|January 17, 2020 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|September 08, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Launch Party|
|October 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Festival|
|May 25, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Surprise|
|August 04, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Fundraiser|
|May 13, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
Our shows and acts are customized to fit YOUR needs. They are adjusted to be appropriate for audiences of any size, age or theme. Book an individual act or a full stage show!
The Stage Show:
As seen on AMC’s “Showville,” and often called the George and Gracie of sideshow, see the enchanting Sylver Fyre dazzle with her world famous fire eating act, cracking bullwhips while Gwyd the Unusual does everything he can to keep from being hurt by broken glass, pointy nails and the most dangerous thing of all...Sylver.
This dynamic duo, and their band of circus misfits, present a fast and funny show of sideshow standards with a grand Cirque finale up in the air! Come see stunts of daring and skill with a healthy dose of humor. Fun for the whole family and adaptable to all age groups.
The Knotty Bits Sideshow stage show is adaptable to your time frame. Typically in one show you might see:
• Aerial Acrobatic Artistry
• Fire Eating
• The Human Blockhead and Pain Proof Stunts
• Target Bullwhip
• Bed Of Nails or Bed of Machetes
• Human Cutting Board
• Precision Blade Handling
• Snake Charming
• Martini Glass Balancing
• The Box of Extreme Discomfort
• COMEDY and audience participation!
Don't need an entire stage show but are looking for something to accent your event? Try our menu of roaming or atmospheric entertainment!
• Flying aerialist dancers
• Fire performers
• Flag/Ribbon poi spinners
• Balloon twisters
• Stilt walkers
• Belly dancers
• Snake charmers
• Hula hoopers
• Con men and swindlers
• Escape artists
• Thing in a box (Strange wonder of the world)
• Close up magicians
• Fortune tellers, Tarot and Palmistry (gypsy and 1920's style)
• Live speed spray paint artist / Space painting
• Professor Unusual and Tulip (puppet)
• Giant puppets
• Roller skating car hops (1950’s)
• Holiday Themes available
• Ninja characters
• Court jester or Mardi gras jester
• Renaissance and Pirate themes
• Special Promotional Stunts that can help bring media attention to your company or marketing event!
Looking for something not listed? Contact us and if we cannot provide what you are looking for we will help you find someone who can!
Aerial Bartenders or Champagne Chandeliers:
Knotty Bits, LLC is Michigan’s Premier Champagne Chandeliers
Like seen on David Tutera's My Fair Wedding, Aerial bartenders are a popular new trend in event planning and weddings.
Aerial Bartenders or ‘Champagne Chandeliers’ are a unique and stunning entertainment concept for any event! This act consists of 15 - 20 minute performances in which the performer is suspended above your guests. Perfect for the cocktail hour or welcoming guests, she pours flutes of champagne to the crowd below while dancing in the air. Performers can accommodate any beverage from champagne to non-alcoholic choices.
Our aerial bartenders can adapt big to smaller venues and are extremely flexible. We have multiple aerial apparatus choices and can coordinate colors and costumes with your event’s theme.
This act has rigging requirements that a representative will be happy to discuss with you and your venue or wedding coordinator. Free-standing rigs are also available and ideal for outdoor events or large venues with no rigging facilities.
Having a themed event and would like some roaming or atmospheric performers at your event or pre wedding event? Pick from our full menu of specialty entertainers!
Make your event memorable and magical!
Whether you’re preparing for a corporate event, festival, fundraiser, private party, wedding, convention, concert, or promotional event, we will provide truly unusual entertainment, something your guests have never seen before, that will ensure your party is the event of the year.
|Gwyd the Unusual||Principal Performer|
|Sylver Fyre||Principal Performer|
Please inquire for our technical rider.