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The Variety Artist with John Abrams – Weekly chats with inspiring Performers - John Abrams EPISODE 134, 21st February 2021
James Taylor – All About Sideshow
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James Taylor – All About Sideshow

James Taylor is the planet’s foremost authority on sideshow. You saw him along with his SHOCKED AND AMAZED! on The Learning Channel’s “Sideshow: Alive on the Inside,” “The Jerry Springer Show,” “Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel,” and Fox Television’s “Fox Files” and so much more.

Sword swallowers, fire eaters, regurgitators, human pin cushions, torture kings, contortionists and motordrome riders look to his ' SHOCKED AND AMAZED! as the definitive source for all things strange and bizarre: All things sideshow.

  • On this interview we discuss:
  • Why it’s called Sideshow,
  • Why it’s called The Midway,
  • How reality TV and sideshow are related,
  • Why and how he started the periodical “Shocked & Amazed”,
  • And all sorts of things about Pickled Punks.


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