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George The Giant was born and raised in a small city near Los Angeles called Bakersfield. When at the age of twelve he was taken to the county fair where he witnessed a sword swallower and fire-eater perform on the bally stage. George could barely believe what the human body could accomplish. We would love to say at that instant GEORGE THE GIANT was released upon the world, but that was not the case, it did start his love of the sideshow though. It wasn’t till George was twenty-one before he started to learn the sideshow art. That path was started when a family tragedy caused him to have a fear of fire. He decided he would overcome his fear the same way he overcame his fear of heights… head-on. In the case of his fear of heights he bungee jumped, for this of fire, he would learn fire-eating. While researching fire-eating he discovered descriptions of other sideshow stunts and started learning them also.

Stunts

George the Giant Not your average giant…

This is normally the part of a website where we state how great George the giant is, we could tell you he appeared as Colossus in Tim Burton’s movie “Big Fish”, or mention the other three movies he has done (“Tough Luck”, “Firecracker”, or “Relative Strangers”), but we don’t want to sound presumptuous. That’s why we won’t mention his many television appearances, (“The Tonight Show,” “Touch By An Angel”, “The Guardian”, “The Strip”, or “According To Jim”). Not to mention his appearances on CNN, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The Travel Channel.

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George has had the opportunity to travel the world, from large stage to small-town library events, as a performer. He lives in Bakersfield, with his wife of 20+ years and continues to expand his craft in honor of the great performers and showmen that inspired him.

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October 2018 in Bakersfield, California…

Fire Breathing
One of the oldest stunts being performed today, George has learned from some of the masters of the art, and has even written a book on the subject.  Fire-Breathing is possibly the most dangerous and potentially injurious art to be found in circus, theatre and street performing.

Sword Swallowing
George uses a 33″ blade. He also swallows a steel plunger, the coat hanger of death, and many other odd objects. George appeared on the Jay Leno show.


Human Pin Cushion
The faint of heart is warned. Sharp needles are thrust through parts of The Giant’s anatomy.

Bear Trap
Putting fingers where even the bravest animals fear to tread.


Bile Dew
A liquid concoction is pumped into The Giant’s stomach, mixed up, then pulled right back up again… then served warm. Do the dew!

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Glass Walking
Tenderfeet and broken glass… enough said.


Cinderblock
Not your normal chip of the old block, the Giant enjoys a healthy round of concrete brick breaking. Across his chest, on his head, makes no difference to the big guy. He even holds the World Record for the most bricks broken while lying on a bed of nails!


Crazy Straw
Straight up the nose, take a left at the sinus cavity, a sharp right at the uvula, right past the teeth, nothing but net. Step right up and enjoy an invigorating death-defying loop loop of fun and laughter as you drink your choice of lukewarm liquids by way of the Giant’s head. Enjoy!


 

Glass Walking
Tenderfeet and broken glass… enough said.


Cinderblock
Not your normal chip of the old block, the Giant enjoys a healthy round of concrete brick breaking. Across his chest, on his head, makes no difference to the big guy. He even holds the World Record for the most bricks broken while lying on a bed of nails!


Crazy Straw
Straight up the nose, take a left at the sinus cavity, a sharp right at the uvula, right past the teeth, nothing but net. Step right up and enjoy an invigorating death-defying loop loop of fun and laughter as you drink your choice of lukewarm liquids by way of the Giant’s head. Enjoy!


Dry Ice Smoke Rings
Chunks of dry ice are tossed into George’s mouth. Seconds later, smoke rings billow from his lips.


Escape Artist
Straightjacket with three Madagascar hissing cockroaches trapped inside his mouth, an Australian insane muff, and fifty feet of chain are but a few of the situations he liberates himself from.


Eye Lift
With 2 fish hooks and a little weight, The Giant makes a face only a mother can love.


Bed of Nails
Also known as the “Bed of Pain,” George has mastered the art of holding over 1,500 lbs. while laying over 800 steel spikes! He also has burning cinder blocks on his chest smashed with a sledgehammer while lying on this bed of pain.


Block Head
Not much to say about this stunt except what you see is what you get. A seven-inch spike is hammered into The Giant’s skull.


Glass Eating
Consuming a 60-watt bulb is but a light snack. (Ok, so it was a bad pun. But you know you laughed. Don’t deny it.)


Balloon Trick
This stunt defies description and never fails to amaze me!


Living Feast
Eating live insects. He calls it “Garden Sushi.” You might say it’s gross, but you can’t stop watching him consume handfuls of vermin.


Staple Gun
Feel like the Giant deserves a tip? Make him earn it! (Just try to avoid any major arteries…)

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