One word, "VERSATILITY!" World Renowned, 70 TIME! World Record Holder BRAD BYERS has a show that your audience will never forget. Over his 40 year career, Brad has appeared in 25 countries and countless TV shows. including:
NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, DAVID LETTERMAN, THE DOCTOR'S, RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT, GUINNESS TOP 100 WORLD RECORDS!
OFFERING 3 different & unique shows customized for any venue:
EXTREME SIDE SHOW: Brads signature act of sword swallowing, walking on broken glass, bed of nails, human toolbox, and more!
CIRCUS ACTS: juggling, chin balancing, unicycles, spinning.
SKILL TOYS: Grandmaster yo-yo artistry, spinning tops, hula hooping with a straight jacket escape!
I had the pleasure of working with Brad Byers Last summer at the Oregon State Fair.
When first meeting Brad, I was surprised to hear him say that he was the sideshow act, I have never in my life seen such a professional, Clean cut, well mannered performer like him.
As soon as his show starts, he gets the crowds going, Just his speaking voice is enough to get the crowds attention, and then he pulls out a prop... and just like that, You cant look away.
Not only are Brad Byers shows one of the best death defying shows I have ever seen in my life, but he is also a amazing person to work with.
Professional, Great attitude, flawless performances, Massive repertoire, and fun for all ages.
If your looking for a world renown performer for your event?
Look no further, Brad Byers is your man.
We hired Brad to help enhance a 6 hour event we hosted for over 300 people. We needed something to keep them in the room and coming back for more. Brad's act was excellent and his stunts keep your mouth open with anticipation. Brad was also very easy to work with on the planning side of things and was professional onsite with changes that arose. Brad and his act are a must have!
I had the pleasure of seeing Brad perform on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and in person at Washington State University's Up all Night programming last year. Brad brings a wonderful grace and presence to the stage and received a standing ovation at the Up all Night Show. Audiences love him and it’s very obvious when you see him how much he enjoys entertaining us all. Moreover, he brings a large amount of diversity with a list 20 unique acts to choose from; perfect for any venue. From Grandmaster yo-yo artistry, circus skills, to extreme side show, Brad will provide your audiences with truly magnificent performances. None of Brad acts involve magic or illusion. They are the real deal!
I highly recommend The Amazing World of Brad Byers. I think Brad’s successful career spanning over 3 decades, 20 countries, as well as national and international television (e.g. NBC’s America’s Got Talent, History Channel's Stan Lee's Superhuman, Late Night with David Letterman, Guinness World Records Prime Time, Sabado Gigante) actually speaks for itself on how accomplished a performance artist Brad has become.
As mentioned in his biography, Brad is a self-taught circus, Grandmaster yo-yo, and extreme side show performer with several Guinness World Records registered under his name. His performances are also shown in Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museums around the world; many are now available for viewing on his website (www.bradbyers.com) or through YouTube.
If you have not seen The Amazing World of Brad Byers then, I suggest that you wait no longer. Hire him today and enjoy this man’s artistry “live” and in person.
What to Expect
Brad Byers performs a wide selection of acts which can be appropriately tailored for any venue. Audience members can expect to be blown away by Brad's exceptional stage presence, as well as, his unique and extraordinary skills. Brad Byers is not a magician. All acts are guaranteed to be genuine.
World Record Sword Swallowing
Human Tool Box (electric power drill, hook and anchor)
Pulling a Swan Through the Nose
Walking and Jumping on Broken Glass
Fun with a Staple Gun
Bed of Nails
Propane Blow Torch Extinguished on Tongue
Smashing Finger with Canned Goods
Animal Traps Snapping on Hands and Forearm
Mouse Trap Snapped on Tongue
Stop Metal Fan Blades with Tongue
Tarantula or Scorpion in Mouth
Juggling Various Items
Rola Bola Balancing
Grandmaster Yo-Yo Artistry
Throwing & Tossing Spinning Tops
Straight Jacket Escape while Hula Hooping
Born and raised in Moscow, Idaho, Brad Byers joined a traveling circus as a juggler, shortly after graduating from high school. He left the circus to focus on television and other international venues. At age 21 Brad considered sword swallowing to improve his act. Brad had never even seen a sword swallower, but borrowed a friend's college anatomy book for research. Brad asked the clerk at a local Army Navy store if he could try swallowing a sword prior to purchase. Brad swallowed his first sword that day and still remembers the rush from the sensation of that first time he felt the cold steel in his esophagus. In front of a stunned clerk, Brad pulled out that sword, and said "I'll take it!"
Brad’s self-taught repertoire of 20 acts began at age 15. Genuine daredevil acts including sword swallowing, power drilling a bit or hammering a nail into his face, inserting a hook through his nose and swinging an anchor, lying on a bed of nails and getting run over with a 1,000 pound ATV, walking on broken glass, and balancing a running lawn mower on his chin became a trademark for Byers.
Brad's performances have taken him to 24 countries for countless television shows and other venues. His most recent TV appearances have been on America’s Got Talent, Stan Lee’s Superhumans, Das Supertalent, Tu Si Que Vales, Miracle Korea, Extraordinary Humans, and the International Festival of Humor. Brad’s international reputation led the country of Grenada to picture him swallowing swords on their official postage stamp. Taped performances of Brad Byers are currently shown in Ripley's Believe it or Not museums around the world. Brad also choreographed and trained actor Johnny Depp for his spinning routine in the motion picture Benny and Joon.
Brad Byers has definitely gone from a small town boy to an internationally acclaimed performer. Brad can swallow a car axle, stove poker, curved sword, wavy bladed sword, bayonet, keyhole saw, and common wire coat hanger. He holds multiple world records, including The Human Toolbox - first person to drill into his head with an electric power drill, hottest flame extinguished on the tongue, and best of all, most swords swallowed and twisted - swallowing 12 swords consecutively then, twisting those swords 180 degrees in his throat! It has been stated by his peers, that Brad is, "The BEST Living Sword Swallower today!"
Additional Booking Notes
Stage performer only; not walk around
|Brad Byers||Star of the show|
Influences & Inspiration
Brad is a self-taught artist who has been entertaining audiences for 40 years! He is an innovator and leader in the extreme side show community. Brad is an inspiration and influence on others as they attempt to imitate but not duplicate his skills.
Stage, performing area, electrical outlets, PA and sound system preferred by not required, minimum 8 foot ceiling height