Roll up, roll up, fiends and fans for the most fantastical sideshow experience on the east coast! In classic format, a marvelous mixture of more than nine, and less than eleven acts of skill and daring performed live by Karnevils self made freaks. You will meet the human blockhead, a person capable of replicating a self lobotomy and live to talk about it! You will see thrilling escapes from medieval manacles and medical restraints! You will experience first hand the effects of inhumane animal traps on human flesh! All this, and more in a single show! See it once, see it twice, every showing is unique and guaranteed different from the last!
Step right up fiends and fans, for a full scale carnival sideshow experience! Best suited to large scale outdoor events, street fairs, or private parties, the Karnevil crew brings their own portable 10x20 sideshow tent, and runs repeating 10-in-1 shows, for the duration of your event! A plethora of performer packages are available as well as options to fit any budget, you decide what we bring and how extreme, and we deliver.
Professional whip artist, Dr. J.R. Whitcomb, demonstrates a variety of bullwhip tricks and targeting maneuvers. A fan favorite, this show has been adapted to fit gaming conventions, renaissance faires, steampunk festivals, and anywhere else there is a need for, "Thrills and Excitement at 768 Miles Per Hour!"
Informative Panels and Lectures
Both Dr. J.R. Whitcomb and Gypsy are respected scholars and speakers in a variety of fields both morbid and macabre. Lecture topics include Victorian mysticism, Circus and Sideshow history, the life and times of Harry Houdini, torture, serial killers of the ages, and many more!
Dr. J.R. Whitcomb is also available for private and public instruction in the art of the bullwhip for stage and competition, as well as informative presentations of the true historical uses of whips.
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Professional Tarot Readings
The Lady Gypsy has been a professional tarot reader for both public and private clients for over 30 years and would be more than happy to ply her trade for both you and your guests.
A variety of readings can be done in conjunction with our full Carnival Sideshow, or as a stand alone offering anywhere from a garden party to a festival.
Marriages, Handfastings etc
Did you know that D.R. J.R. and Gypsy are both ordained ministers? It's ok, half the time they forget too, but nevertheless, they are both fully capable of legally marrying you to the willing person of your choice so hard, you won't know what hit you.
(Karnevil is a LGBTQ friendly, non-denominational, something-something, company... meaning, we don't care who or what you are, but if carny/pagan officiants will make you happy at your ceremony, we're here for you!)
Harry Houdini is the single greatest escapologist the world has ever known. As a student of the Houdini method, Dr. J.R. presents this show in his honor. He will recreate many of Houdini's classic escapes supplemented with lore of both the development of the acts, and the man himself.
The Karnevil crew has years of experience in various facets of the entertainment industry! To list everything we are capable of would test the patience of both writer and reader. If there is something you have in mind that isn't listed here, please don't hesitate to inquire, we'd love to hear from you!
Karnevil's Cabinet of Curiosities
A macabre mix of menacing medical oddities, strange specimens, fascinating fossils, and other treasured trinkets to leave you utterly transfixed! Karnevil's crew have been collecting all kinds of oddities from their travels for time out of mind and are more than happy to treat your ears to the tales of magic, mystery, and woe that surround some of the objects in their trove. Available as a single, continuous, curated display, or as a (freak)show and tell style lecture.