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The Crispy Family Carnival is an authentic troupe of Sideshow performers preserving those traditional acts that were kicked out of the American circus during the era of political correctness. The difference between a magician and a sideshow performer is that a magician relies on tricks while a Sideshow performer relies on his or her own strength, endurance, and downright insanity to perform body bending acts, guaranteed to shock and enliven. This is real, live entertainment that includes Mr. Crispy a highly trained Coney Island graduate, Acoustic Ross is one of the funniest musicians this side of the Mississippi, and Tangy Tart has been singing, dancing and performing in theatre since the age of 12. Their lighthearted approach to the macabre has made audiences across the nation gasp with horror and squeal with delight.

The Crispy Family Carnival is an award winning Show:

  • Recipient of The Circus Historical Society’s “Candlelight Award” for 2004.

  • Participated in the 2005 World Record: Mass Sword Swallow /w The Sword Swallowers Association International

  • Participated in the 2005 World Record: Fire Eating Record in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

  • Participated in the 2009 & 2010 World: Record: Mass Blockhead in Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • Participated in the 2011 World Record: Worlds Largest 10-in-1


The Crispy Family has delighted audiences in many high profile locals:

Theater: The Boulder Theatre; The Fox Theatre; The Ogden Theatre; The LIDA Project; The Bug Theatre; The Nightingale Theater; Salt Lake City PAC
Universities: Youngstown University (Ohio); Tulsa University (Oklahoma); Colorado State University
Festivals: Fiddler’s Green (Lollapalooza); The Denver Parade of Lights; Woolaroc KidsFest; FreeTulsa; Tulsa’s Freakers Ball; Salt Lake City’s First Night Gala
Conventions: Mr. Scary’s Tatoo Expo; The Sideshow Gathering; The Atlantic City Convention Center;
Events: The Other Side Art Gallery; Indiego Music Center; VH1 Corporate Party; Gentry’s Farmers Market;
Casino: Trump Marina; Hard Rock Casino;
Tourist Attractions: The Pearl Street Mall; Ripley’s Believe it or Not;
Other: Trilogy Lounge; Cain’s Ballroom; Crystal Pistol; Hole in the Wall; Eclipse; Area 51 Marina
National performance stops include Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Arkansas and Utah.  The Crispy Family has performed for groups ranging in size from a mere handful to throngs of teeming thousands.


The Crispy Family and its members have shared the stage with:

The Billy Nayer Show, The Dresden Dolls, The Ditty Bops, The Asylum Street Spankers, Count Zero, Dita Von Tease, Quintron, Whirlwind Heat, Devotchka, Cabaret Diosa,, Cephalic Carnage, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Lollapalooza, PigFace, and more.


The Crispy Family Carnival is flexible and can tailor its show to suit all your needs:

 Extravagant stage productions; concerts; corporate events; festival, and more!

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