OF MODERN FREAK SHOW
Take a look inside the brave, yet bizarre, world of extreme performance with
‘The Jim Rose Twisted Tour’
- his weekly TV show -
Peopled with unique human beings who are imbued with warped talents, ringleader Jim Rose and his eccentric troupe, the Jim Rose Circus, traverse the USA and reveal the ups and downs of touring on the road in this off the wall reality TV series.The Jim Rose Twisted Tour" aired on Discovery’s Travel Channel and in Canada on CTV’s Travel.
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"Jim Rose is a cult hero" – Tucker Carlson, CNN
"The absolute must-see act is the Seattle-based Jim Rose Show" – Rolling Stone
"Freakmania is spreading unabated" – Newsweek
"Mr. Rose, the founder of the Jim Rose Circus, is a contortionist who swallows razor blades and lies on a bed of nails. His colleagues include Mr. Lifto, who hangs heavy objects from his pierced body parts; Torture King, who puts pins through his body, and Slug the Sword Swallower who eats his namesakes alive. Is this the future of family entertainment?" - New York Times
"Lollapalooza's word of mouth hit attractions" - USA Today
"Selling out shows across a thrill-hungry nation" - Washington Post
"It's a grand spectacle, a cathartic mind-blow that had fans screaming, applauding and (familiar with all this from MTV) reciting memorized lines of Roses' manic spiel – a «Rocky Horror Picture Show» from hell. With his unkempt head of hair setting off a pointed goatee and piercing, intense eyes, Rose could act as a double for satan" - Los Angeles Times
"Jim Rose is a pop culture Icon" - San Francisco Weekly
"The pioneer of Bodmod, the Jim Rose Circus, plans to unveil a «basement surgery show» in '97. Main features: implanted coral horns" - Newsweek
"The line waiting to see Mr. Rose's show stretches toward the headquarters of the Mormon Church two blocks away. Hundreds of fans are turned away when the show sells out." - Wall Street Journal
"If the body of performer Jim Rose is indeed a temple, he has perfected its dessecration to a fine art" - Spin Magazine
"Yes we know Jim Rose looks freaky, it's his business. Look inside to see what he can do for your business" - Fast Company Magazine
SNAKE OIL: Life's Calculations, Misdirections, and Manipulations From Jim Rose!!
Snake Oil is an ecclectic encyclopedia of all things scam, fraud, rip off, con and con artists, the tricks behind the tricks including bar bets, brain washing, hypnotism, illusions and crazy stunts. The book's purpose is to explain the psychology of having a streeet education so that the core motivators of action (why people do what they do) can be used in legal ways for DIY marketing.
It is a collection of all things street wise. Don't be fooled again.
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FREAK LIKE ME (Real, Raw & Dangerous)
Inside the Jim Rose Circus By Jim Rose - Bantam Doubleday Dell/1995 (contributor: Melissa Rossi)
The uncensored behind-the-scenes story of the man and his geeks who started a phenomenon. Rose's unusual life and compelling personality made several best seller lists.
Having started out in underground clubs on the West Coast, the Jim Rose Circus now plays to sellout crowds all over the world. Every stunt they pull is real - including a football game with running chain saws. Their aim is to amaze, to stun, to gross you out, to hit the exhilirating forbidden zone of the brain - and leave you screaming for more.
Now Jim Rose takes you along on tour with the circus in a hilarious, insane, outrageous odyssey of the bizarre - and gives you the whole true-life story of the men and women who put on the most incredible, unthinkable, and amazing show in the world.
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Jim's new video done for charity to help artists:
BANDS BEWARE OF JIM ROSE CIRCUS SCAM THAT ACTUALLY WORKS TO GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE
Taped as a public service for a charity event. If you are in a band or any type of artist and are looking for big agents, tours or record companies, Jim Rose has figured out how to do it by manipulating the media with light hearted tricks, cons and / or uplifting community help press releases. If you know an artist or musician, feel free to share and email to bands. There are a lot of frauds and rip offs out there that do phishing for bands. This video is copyrighted and using it to phish is strictly forbidden. This is a legit way to beat the big machines D.I.Y. style. Everyone should see this. It's a real eye opener and very entertaining. Its sole purpose is to help artists one viewing at a time.
Currently Jim Rose is one of 4 contributors to the Fraud, Scam, Rip Off and Con Artists BEWARE website. The not-for-profit site's goal is to empower with knowledge so you don't get fooled by these tricksters. The second part of their mission's statement is to learn what triggers human behavior so that the information can be used in legal ways for DIY marketing strategies.
Jim is teaching these skill sets to underground artists to help them fight the big entertainment promotion machines.
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JIM ROSE BIO
The Jim Rose Circus is a modern-day version of a circus freak show with spoken word about human nature and how to protect ourselves from scams,fraud,rip offs and cons. Done in a hilarious story telling style with tricks and stunts happening everywhere. It was founded in Seattle by Jim Rose in the early 1990s. The circus came to prominence as at the 1992 Lollapalooza festival, then called the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow. Rolling Stone magazine called it "the absolute must-see act" and USA Today termed Rose "Lollapalooza's word-of-mouth hit attraction".
After Lollapalooza, in 1993 Jim Rose headlined seven world tours and released a self-titled video on Rick Rubin's American Recordings that quickly became a cult classic.
In 1994 The Jim Rose Circus was chosen to tour with Nine Inch Nails and a then-unknown Marilyn Manson, and later with KoRn and Godsmack.
1998 saw another world tour featuring women sumo wrestling, Mexican transvestite wrestling and chain saw football. The show landed Rose and troupe in Lubbock Texas Jail and was later banned from New Zealand. Both of those issues were settled 4 months later. "That was one of my highest grossing shows," Rose claimed. It reportedly netted over 4 million dollars.
Jim Rose was also the top ticket of the Melbourne (Australia), New Zealand and Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe and Comedy Festivals.
In 2008 Rose was hired as spokesperson and performer for Dos Equis in the "Jim Rose Most Interesting Show In The World" U.S tour.
In 2009 Jim Rose joined with professional wrestler Jake "The Snake" Roberts for The Legends Collide Tour, a forty city campaign heralded as "Jake Roberts conquering his troubled past" amidst " pretty girls, wrestling, amazing circus stunts... and a fist fight". .
2010 Jim Rose worked w/ Guns N Roses,Stone Temple Pilots, GodSmack, and Alice Coopers first ever Halloween shows in London. Jim also did a 1 month engagement at the Palms casino in Las Vegas.
Other things Jim Rose is known for:
Jim Rose was the lead murder suspect in an episode of The X-Files, the Season 2 episode "Humbug" which was set in community of sideshow and former sideshow workers.
Homer Simpson runs away and joins the Jim Rose Circus as The Human Cannonball on an episode of The Simpsons.
The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow video tape (1993 American Recordings) was re-released in 2003 as a DVD by Moonshine Music.
The Jim Rose Twisted Tour was a seven episode series that debuted March 2003 on the Travel Channel. It was released in 2006 on DVD, which includes all 7 episodes.
Jim Rose appeared in the movie "Outing Riley", a film by HBO's Project Greenlight alumni.
Jim Rose voiced the character Psymon Stark in the snowboarding video game SSX Tricky and Sled Storm 2. The reason he was chosen was because he best suited Psymon's psychotic nature and stunts
Jim Rose wrote the autobiographical Freak Like Me (Real, Raw, and Dangerous) (Dell 1995 ISBN #0440507448) He also released the book Angles in 1999 and Snake Oil (Life's Calculations, Misdirections, And Manipulations) in 2005.
Rose was written about extensively in Marilyn Manson's autobiography 'Long Hard Road Out Of Hell'. The stories refer to the 1994 'Downward Spiral Tour' with Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails and several Pearl Jam books.
Rose served as a spokesman for Gordon's Gin. His PR company repped Fulltiltpoker.com and did publicity for top poker players.
Rose has been hired by corporations including Microsoft and regularly speaks as a consultant for PR firms; in this regard he has been pictured on the cover of The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company magazine, and is featured in the new marketing book The Deviants Advantage.
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