Sword Swallower

(2 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Other Speciality Act, Circus Performer, Juggler
Country: United States
Based In: Pullman, Washington
Performs: Worldwide
From: $2500
One word, "VERSITILITY!" - World Renowned, 73-TIME! World Record Holder BRAD BYERS has a SHOW YOUR AUDIENCE WILL NEVER FORGET! Over his 48 year career, Brad has appeared in 25 countries and countless TV shows. He has even been featured on an on official postage stamp!
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The Amazing World of Brad Byers includes a choice of 3 different and unique shows that can be customized for any venue:
1. EXTREME SIDE SHOW: Brad's signature act of SWORD SWALLOWING (e.g. most swords swallowed and twisted world record, truck axle, huge corkscrew, giant scissors, curved sword, stove poker, coat hanger, key hole saw, and more), HUMAN TOOLBOX (e.g. world record drilling into the head with an electric power drill, swinging large anchor from 18-inch hook in head, and more), LADDER OF MACHETES, PAIN PROOF MAN (e.g. animal traps, propane blow torch extinguished on tongue, tarantu ...


Born and raised in Moscow, Idaho, Brad Byers joined a traveling circus as a juggler, shortly after graduating from high school. After a couple of years, 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 tim ...

Reviews     (2 Reviews)

BRAD BYERS - Sword Swallower - Pullman, Washington Event Location: Salem, OR USA Event Type: Fair / Festival 1st September 2015
JAW DROPPING! I had the pleasure of working with Brad Byers last summer at the 2015 150th Anniversary Oregon State Fair. When first meeting Brad, I was surprised to hear him say that he was the sideshow act. I have never 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 crowd’s attention, and then he pulls out a prop... and JUST LIKE THAT, YOU CAN'T 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 an amazing person to work with: PROFESSIONAL, GREAT ATTITUDE, FLAWLESS PERFORMANCES, MASSIVE REPERTOIRE, AND FUN FOR ALL AGES. If you’re looking for a world renown performer for your event? Look no further, Brad Byers is your man!
Reviewed by: Alexandria T
BRAD BYERS - Sword Swallower - Pullman, Washington Event Location: Seattle, WA Event Type: Corporate 26th September 2013
MAN OF MANY TALENTS 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!
Reviewed by: Tacy I.


- Over 45 years experience as an entertainer including motion pictures, television, and live stage performances in 25 countries around the world. (See Clients list).
- Featured on NBC's America's Got Talent Seasons 4 and 8 including the live final rounds held at Radio City Music Hall (New York City), Late Late Show with James Corden, Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Late Show with David Letterman
- 73- time Champion World Record Holder
- Life Time Achievement Award for "Contributions in the World Record Field"

Previous Clients

List of Performances *Video available on Brad’s website YouTube channel
Motion Pictures
 Consultant and Stunt Coordinator for Johnny Depp on the movie, Benny & Joon
Television Appearances – selective listing
 Game of Talents UK
 Game of Talents France
 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
 The Late Late Show with James Corden*
 RightThisMinute Viral Video TV Show
 Wedden Dat Ik Het Kan! (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
 Festival of Humor, (Bogota, Colombia)
 Tu Si Que Vales, (Rome, Italy)
 Extraordinary Humans, (London, England)
 NBC’s America’s Got Tal ...

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Casinos Christmas Party Community Event Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Grand Opening Party Halloween Party Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Prom Night Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Virtual Event Wedding Reception

Acting Experience

I worked with Johnny Depp on the movie "Benny and June." I helped train him to spin hub caps for the movie.

Meet the Act

I started juggling one summer at the age of 15. It was fun but not exciting. That fall, I had put away my juggling balls and clubs under my bed and given it up A few months later, my grandmother was the Entertainment Chair for the Busy Bee Womens' Club Talent Show and she invited me to perform my juggling act. I practiced every day to prepare, and my performance went well. When I heard the applause, I was hooked!
While traveling with circuses after graduating from high school, I realized that the life style was not a good fit for me. So I looked to expanding my act to something ...

Additional Information

YouTube Channel:
Etsy Shop:
Stage performer only, not walk around

Virtual Services Offer

Virtual Sword Swallowing Sideshow

For a show you'll never forget! I'm offering up to 45 minutes of virtual sideshow acts such as sword swallowing, bed of nails, walking on broken glass, human toolbox, ladder of machetes, juggling stun guns, and much more.

Virtual Grandmaster Yo-Yo and Throwing tops

Fun for all ages! I'm offering up to 30 minutes of virtual Grandmaster skill level yo-yo and throwing tops show. These are "old school" yo-yo tricks. I can perform over 300 high-difficulty yo-yo and top tricks.

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