The Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow are honored to announce that we are the recent recipients of the Candlelight Award presented to us by the Circus Historical Society. The Candlelight Award honors young performers that are keeping the circus and sideshow dreams alive in the present day. Thanks to Al Stencell, President of the Circus Historical Society, Franco Kossa, founder of the Sideshow Gathering, and our family and friends for making this award possible.
Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow: Press
"There were contests of all kinds, tattoo and piercing seminars, break dancing, live music, live comedy, after parties and the fast paced and funny, death-defying daredevil stunt spectacular with all of the glitter, glamour, and gut-wrenching thrills of the Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow with Tyler Fyre, who was also the master of ceremonies."
Natural Born Thrillers
Mutants and freaks used to roam the US, fascinating sideshow-goers with strange acts and stranger looks. Today, a few troupes keep the dream alive. Here are three of our still-freakin’ favorites...
Sideshows by the Seashore
Home Base: Coney Island, N.Y.
Sword-swallowers, fire-eaters, and contortionists make up the core of this troupe. But Coney Island is most famous as a mecca for traveling acts like the Lizardman, and daredevil couple Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill.
"When Weird Is Wonderful"
Check out this article and great photo gallery from the Washington Post Sunday Magazine
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All American Tattoo Festival
"This year's entertainment was especially memorable. Could it be because of the fabulously dolled up Thrill Kill Jill? Probably.
This year's sword swallowing, snake charming entertainer paired up with her incredibly humorous husband (who played with fire and destroyed some cement on her stomach with a hatchet) stole the show. They are the best performers to hit the stage, in my humble opinion."
"The first book of its kind, The Tattooed Lady uncovers the true stories behind these women, bringing them out of the sideshow realm and into their working class realities. Combining thorough research with more than a hundred historical photos, this social history explores tattoo origins, women's history, and circus lore. A fascinating read, The Tattooed Lady pays tribute to a group of unique and amazing women whose legacy lives on."
Featuring our very own Tattooed Lady, Thrill Kill Jill!
Avaliable at Amazon.com
Big Mountain Run 2009 was hands down one of the most fun bike rallies we've ever been to. Possibly that explains these pictures of us out of costume having a good time with our friends. Check out Jill on the cover! Inside they show a little more skin cutting the picture off right above her bandaged knee from that mini-bike accident. What mini bike? Well look at the next picture, that's Bandit, Tyler Fyre, and Flip hanging out around that dastardly daredevil death-machine.
"How did you get into this?"
It is the question we hear all the time. Some are surprised to learn that Tyler actually graduated from college with an entertainment related degree. For more info check out this great write up in the NYU Alumni Magazine.
The Massachusetts Tattoo Arts Festival was a great time and Tattoo Society has a great spread in their Sweet 16 issue starting off with a full page picture of Thrill Kill Jill, and her cuddly critters Evel, & Fang. With all the great artists, the exciting shows, seminars, and cool crowds, they even fit in room for a picture of Tyler eating fire.
The newest book on sideshows comes out March 2010. We got this sneak peek at the cover with Tyler on the front and Jill on the back!
"Step right up, Ladies & Gentlemen, and feast your eyes on the incomparable wonders of a hidden world! Be astonished! Amazed!
Discover Today's Dedicated Entertainers, like Thrill Kill Jill..."
"Back by Popular Demand!"
"The one neat thing about BMR that was unlike a lot of other things that we've been to is that during the day, for the most part, the camp was empty. People decided to take advantage of all the area had to offer and spent the daylight hours either riding the other killer roads around th area or rafting or just plain swimming, it was cool. I can still see Jill and Tyler of Lucky Daredevil sitting in their lawn chairs halfway submerged in the small creek behind the camp. Even the dog was in on the act... (Bandit is plunging his head in the creek for his ball just outside this picture)
Nighttime on the grounds was like an outdoor music festival. Lucky Daredevil put on some killer shows and even initiated one of the young Nash girls and made her part of the show."
That's pro-skater Benji Galloway doing donuts in the hay in front of the stage on Tyler's mini-bike, look close you can see the Daredevil sticker on the fender.
That's a Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow T-Shirt on Pat Patterson of Led Sled Customs during the head to head burnout with Nick Lee pictured in these magazines. That's right, you see him standing up, he's actually standing on his running motorcycle and all the smoke is from the back tire. He's a Daredevil.
Lucky Daredevil comes to Philadelphia with Magic Hat Brewery for Philly Beer Week.
We got up extra early on Friday the 13th to enjoy a tasty Magic Hat beer with Chuck Bassford from Magic Hat and our friends at Fox 5.
Thrill Kill Jill with her 2 dancing partners Evel & Fang at the Broken Spoke Saloon in Daytona Beach for Biketoberfest.
Sword Swallowers Dare Their Way Into Resort Hearts