Widely regarded as the greatest escape artist of modern times and as one of the most exciting sideshow performers in the world today, David Straitjacket is a truly international performer. During the last ten years he has astounded audiences around the world with his unique combination of sideshow, escapology, comedy and drama. David’s skills have brought him a total of Eleven Guinness World Records™, and led ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not™’ to dub him, “The Modern Houdini”.

He regularly appears on television as a performer and also behind the scenes as an expert trainer and stunt advisor.

His shows are suitable for a wide variety of events, festivals, corporate events, cabaret shows, promotions, sales and product launches, theatres, casinos, colleges, universities and more. David has more than a decade of experience performing at events around the world.

David is also one of only around 50 performing sword swallowers in the world. His shows include sword swallowing, amazing sideshow routines, and incredible escapology. He is also able to produce large scale stunts for any event.

This is circus cabaret for the 21st century. Real stunts, no magic tricks and no illusions. David’s shows are as funny as they are exciting. He is well known for his razor sharp wit and his ability to leave even the quickest of hecklers standing!

He appears frequently on national and international television, on radio, in magazines and other publications and is currently planning several large stunts and world record attempts. So whether you are planning a festival, corporate event, nightclub show,  student night, or any other occasion which requires something special and unique, well, you’ve come to the right place!

Recent Quotes

"A captivating entertainer"
Varsity Newspaper

"The modern Houdini"
Ripley's Believe it Or Not

"Death Defying"
The Advertiser Newspaper

"Don't miss him"
Live Action Entertainments

"A night of guaranteed entertainment"
Pulp Magazine

"The best guest on the show so far"
The 24 hr Quiz. ITV

"I thought that you were wonderful"
George Hamilton (Star of almost 100 Movies and TV shows)

"One of the greatest escape artists alive in the world today"
The Citizen Newspaper

"That was just great"
Comedian, Paul O'Grady

"That was brilliant!"
TV Presenter, Declan Donnely (Ant & Dec)

Recent TV Appearances

  • The Sorcerers Apprentice
  • The Jensen Show (RTL, The Netherlands)
  • The New Paul O' Grady Show
  • Wild World Of Records
  • Big Brother (advisor)
  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
  • Channel M
  • Granada Reports
  • The Guide
  • Britain's Wildest
  • The 24hr Quiz
  • Sky One
  • GMTV
  • MTV
  • Channel 1 (Russia)
  • Guinness World Records International
  • BBC News
  • TV2 (The Netherlands)
  • TNT (France)
  • CCTV (China & Hong Kong)

You can download David's full press pack, CV & promo photos by clicking here

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