Country: United States
Based In: Pullman, Washington
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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 ... la in mouth), WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS act (e.g. walking, jumping, piggy back ride, face in glass with assistant standing on head), BED OF NAILS act (e.g. yoga bow pose, iron maiden, up to 18 people sitting on top), and much more!
2. CIRCUS ACTS: juggling (e.g. 150,000 volt stun batons, bowling balls, machetes, wine bottles, china plates) , chin balancing (e.g. bicycle, step ladder, running lawnmower), unicycles, finger spinning (includes card table, metal chair, suitcase), rola-bola balancing
3. SKILL TOYS: Grandmaster yo-yo artistry (over 300 different yo-yo tricks), spinning throwing tops, hula hooping with a straight jacket escape!
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
... e 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 Byers has been entertaining audiences of all ages with his unbelievable and genuine daredevil acts for over 45 years. Additionally, he continues to juggle and is now a Grandmaster Yo-yo artist. His performances have taken him to 25 countries. Brad has appeared at a variety of venues (e.g. casinos, cruise ships, corporate events, mega-churches, festivals, fairs) and on countless TV shows including America’s Got Talent, Game of Talents, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Game of Talents (UK and France). The Late Late Show with James Corden, Germany’s Das Supertalent, Late Night with David Letterman, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Guinness World Records Prime Time, Stan Lee’s Superhumans, Italy’s Tu Si Que Vales, Miracle Korea, United Kingdom’s Extraordinary Humans, and Colombia’s International Festival of Humor just to name a few. Brad has appeared on Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and Cirque du Soleil. Brad’s international reputation led the country of Grenada to picture him swallowing swords on their official postage stamp. Taped performances of Brad Byers have been featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not museums around the world. Brad choreographed and trained actor Johnny Depp for his hubcap spinning routine in the motion picture Benny and Joon.
Brad Byers has gone from a small town boy to an internationally acclaimed performer. He can swallow a truck axle, giant corkscrew, stove poker, huge pair of scissors, curved sword, wavy bladed sword, bayonet, keyhole saw, common wire coat hanger, and multiple swords at once! Brad is a 73-time world record holder all of which are related to his of acts. Some examples include: The Human Toolbox - first person to drill into his head with an electric power drill; Hottest Flame Extinguished on the Tongue – extinguishing a propane blowtorch on his tongue; Bed of Nails Most Dynamic Weight - driven over by a 1,000-pound quad bike while lying on a bed of nails; and best of all, Most Swords Swallowed and Twisted - swallowing 12 swords consecutively then, twisting those swords 180 degrees in his throat! Brad is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by 6 world record organizations, Online World Record’s first ever Extraordinary Performer of the Year award and has been inducted into Record Holders Republic’s Super Human Hall of Fame.
“Brad Byers, you never fail to blow our minds!” – Mark Thompson, host of Guinness World Records Prime Time TV Show.
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- 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"
List of Performances *Video available on Brad’s website YouTube channel
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 ... ent*, DANGEROUS ACTS, Season 4 and Season 8
Miracle Korea, (Seoul, Korea)
The History Channel’s Stan Lee’s Superhumans
CBS’s The Doctors
Das Super Talent, (Berlin, Germany)*
Late Night with David Letterman*
Guinness World Records Prime Time (5 appearances – the most of any performer)*
TBS performer on the Incredible Life and Times Robert Ripley
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Extreme Variety TV show*
Que Noche, appeared nightly for a week
ABC’s Most Awesome Acts on Earth
ABC’s That’s Incredible TV show
Performed in 25 countries with countless TV appearances including those already mentioned above, Peruvian Television, French Television*, Turkish Television*, and more!
Live Stage Performances – selective listing
Steel Structures America (Coeur d’Alene Casino)
Idaho State Dental Association Annual Session
Cirque du Soleil
SolarFest (Madras, Oregon)
Owyhee County Fair 100th Anniversary
Northwest Children’s Home
Busch Distributors Corporate Event
San Juan Island County Fair
Oregon State Fair 150th Anniversary
Veyance Technology Corporate Event
Radio City Music Hall for NBC’s America’s Got Talent
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for NBC’s America’s Got Talent
Microsoft Premier Corporate Event
Faith Church St. Louis (Megachurch)
Bill Gates’ Birthday Celebrity Cruise
Harah’s Casino (Lake Tahoe)
Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
California State Fair 100th Anniversary
Toppenish Casino (Toppenish, Washington)
International Circus Festival in (Verona, Italy)
Stanwood Camino Community Fair, *Featured - King-5’s Seattle’s Evening Magazine TV Show
Texas State Fair with Ringling Brothers Circus Show
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
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 ... that would grab the attention of television audiences. My grandfather had told me about how he'd seen a sword swallower at a local circus and I was facinated. I knew that then that sword swallowing and sideshow was the exactly what I was searching for. In the 1980s, there was no internet, cell phones, or videos available to help me learn. So, I taught myself.
Over the years. My sword swallowing and sideshow acts have grown into a full hour show that has been perform on countless TV shows and in 25 countries. I am the orginator of the electric power drill act as seen on the Guiness Prime Time TV Show and in Ripley's Believe It or Not museums. I love the thrill of performing and I've never regreted my decision.
I also enjoy country western couples dancing and horseback riding with my wife. As a hobby, I make impossible bottles where I place an object in a bottle that is too big to fit through the opening. To be an impossible bottle, you are not allowed to alter the glass and the object inside must be useable. Objects include deck of playing cards, rubik's cubes (3X3 and 5X5), golfballs, baseballs, corkscrews, bars of soap, padlocks, shoes, pack of cigarettes, tennis balls, scissors, and box of crayons. Feel free to check out my Etsy shop "ImpossiBottlesByBrad" or search my name Brad Byers: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ImpossiBottlesByBrad
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/sword78910
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ImpossiBottlesByBrad
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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