Tinderbox Circus Sideshow

USA // Kentucky



Tinderbox Circus Sideshow is one of the last remaining touring sideshows and/or “ten-in-ones” in the country. Established in 2010 by Kayti McCormick and Zak Crouch, they have spread the phenomenon of human entertainment far and wide with their continuation on a circus tradition…with a modern twist. Once these two met, they began organizing and subsequently disorganizing everything that they knew and soon were sharing the stage with local legends and nobodies alike! In just 5 years, Trashique (Kayti) has managed to take the troupe from performing on local & regional stages 12-20 times a year to up and over 130 shows per year! And sometimes even more!

Tinderbox Circus Sideshow takes 20th century sideshow and shoves it into the 21st century with their unique take on classic acts of the sideshow such as The Human Blockhead, The Human Crazy Straw/Mental Floss, Glass Walking, The Human Pincushion/Pain Proof Woman, The Bed of Nails, etc. They astound with their daredevil feats such as Extreme Waist Cinching, Balancing on Wine Glasses, Body Piercing Weight Lifting (Miss Lifto), Fire Eating, and much more! They even amaze with their original works such as the ever-popular Knife Song. Their show is constantly evolving and growing to exemplify what it truly means to be a weirdo out into the masses.

The group is incredibly versatile in their showmanship, taking much of their experience from playing bars and venues, and expanding that into private event work (birthdays, special events, etc.), corporate events, state and county fairs, and even into five self-branded tours with another (the longest to date) on the way! They’ve opened for acts such as The Dresden Dolls, Beats Antique, Legendary Shack Shakers, and many more. There’s no limit to what Tinderbox Circus Sideshow can bring to their audiences, from the tiniest of hole-in-the-walls to a 15,000 seat amphitheater.

Tinderbox is a mad mix of all things icky in entertainment from the classic carnival-style “working acts” to the extreme and grotesque all packaged in a brilliantly designed theatrical spectacle witnessed by thousands across the country. Between Captain Darron’s miraculous nose and quick reflexes…whimsically white trash fantastic award-winning performer Trashique’s alluring ears, deadly figure, and non stop sing song energy, AND the most disgusting woman in sideshow, Devereaux Dollface, they never fail to astound, arouse, and disgust audiences across the nation! The trio spends their time scheming, plotting, and planning to dislodge your stomach contents and leave you screaming for more with their wild collection of the greatest hits of madness, as well as their hilarious insanity never before seen on the stage! The Tinderbox Circus Sideshow is one big top you don’t want to miss!


Agency Kayti McCormick (Träshique)

Email tinderboxcircussideshow@gmail.com

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