Stunts: David Straitjacket

Location: UK

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Widely regarded as the best escape artist and sideshow performer in the world, David Straitjacket brings you sword swallowing, sideshow routines, incredible escapology, and large scale stunts for any event. You lucky people!

David started performing a decade ago, and in the last 2 years alone he has broken 6 Guinness world records, appeared on national and international TV on 15 occasions and toured China, Russia, Hong Kong, Korea and the US. His escapes have attracted the attention of police forces around the world. Who have lined up to try their luck at restraining him, all without success, leading several police authorities (including the Chinese police force) to employ him to teach their officers some of his closely guarded handcuff escape secrets. He is also a highly trained sideshow performer, and one of only 75 sword swallowers in the world today.

David's comedy cabaret show lasts for 30 minutes, though this can be extended or shortened as required. He also performs shorter podium spots to music. David adapts his shows to suit both family and adult only audiences. So you can be assured that, whatever the age of your audience, the show will be suitable. One off large scale stunt escapes and press stunts can be arranged for arena events, product launches and other special occasions.

"He'll sell you the whole seat, but you're only going to use the edge of it!"

David creates unique shows/stunts for promotions and press events, and gives expert advice and instruction to television, films, shows and other organisations. Recently teaching Declan Donnelly (of Ant & Dec) how to liberate himself from rope ties for the UK's highest rated entertainment show, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

Whether it is a death defying escape stunt, and press grabbing challenge escape, visual spots, or a comedy cabaret. David can offer something unique, and astounding.

David's world records:
The fastest escape from a regulation straitjacket
The fastest escape from a regulation straitjacket whilst balancing on stilts
The fastest escape from regulation police handcuffs
The heaviest person stood on someone lying on broken glass
The fastest escape from regulation police handcuffs while underwater
The fastest escape from a regulation straitjacket and chains, suspended

David's professional memberships: The Sword Swallowing Association International - Equity - UKEA (United Kingdom Escape Artists) - Escape Masters (The escape artists equivalent of the Magic Circle)

David's skills include: Escapology, sword swallowing, bed of nails, human blockhead, sideshow stunts, fire skills and more.
David can be booked for: Corporate events, festivals, cruise ships, exhibitions, cabaret shows, nightclubs, arena events, and shows all over the world.

David's shows: Cabaret, podium spots, press stunts, arena stunts, skilled photo and video modelling.

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Press Credits:
é─˙The experts were astounded!é─¨
The Advertiser newspaper

é─˙A night of guaranteed entertainmenté─¨
Pulp Magazine

é─˙An undeniably captivating entertaineré─¨
Varsity Newspaper

é─˙We got lots of great feedback about your showé─Âit was fantastic!é─¨
Catherine Maxwell-Stuart, Traquair Fair

é─˙That was brilliant!é─¨
Declan Donnelly (Ant & Dec)

é─˙A hité─¨
The Whitehaven News.

é─˙One of the greatest escape artists alive in the world todayé─¨
The Citizen Newspaper

é─˙A hard act to followé─¨
Andy Crane, Channel M Television