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Season 2 of Freakshow has come to an end, but let’s see how well you remember the outstanding feats and amazing performers from the past 16 episodes. Can you recall what Boobzilla does with her 44R cup breasts? Or where Todd wants to open up a new Freakshow? Step right up and test your memory skills by playing the Freakshow Season 2 Ultimate Fan Game now.
Q: You mentioned feelings of “empty nesting” this season. What are your thoughts on Asia and Phoenix growing up and starting their own lives?
A: Obviously, I know that Phoenix and Asia are getting older and I want them to do their own thing. But at first, it made me so sad, only because I feel like my whole existence is about them. When Asia told me she was getting her own apartment, it took me by surprise. I was like “No, I don’t want my baby to leave!” But having the extended Freakshow family there helps. Asia, Ali, and I will go out to lunch, go to the movies. Over time, I realized that now it’s getting back to me and Todd, which is good for us. We can do more things that we want to do as a couple.
Q: What’s on that list of things you want to do with Todd now that the kids are getting older?
A: [Laughs] Well, there are some things that I’ve wanted to do or didn’t have the time to do. I want to be adventurous and travel. When he goes and looks for [exotic] animals and stuff, I want to go with him. I want to be able to go out or go away for a night and not have any responsibilities.
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Phoenix Ray, co-owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow, talks about dating, his plans for the future and his role in carrying on the legacy of the Freakshow.
Q: In episode 212, “Freaks Hanging By a Wire,” you went on some dates. Is it hard trying to date when you’re part of the Freakshow?
A: Yeah, it is. It’s just a weird thing to say, “I work at a freakshow… You can go there and see a sword swallower.” It’s just a weird thing to throw out there to a girl.
A: It’s just stressful that they treat me like I’m 13. But they’re just looking out for me. I understand what they’re saying.
Q: This season your dad showed you how to “talk” in order to bring crowds into the sideshow. When did you first become interested in “talking”?
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Freakshow‘s Amazing Ali talks about performing new stunts, her ongoing health struggles and having her marital ups and downs aired on the show.
Q: This season you learned a fire breathing stunt. Were you nervous before the performance?
A: It was definitely a little scary. I didn’t want to make the wrong move where I could get hurt. I was really concerned about [the flame] looking big, even though it was coming from someone so little. It was definitely a great challenge and it was awesome pushing myself to do something a little daring.
Q: Would you ever attempt the stunt again?
A: I definitely plan on doing more fire-breathing at the Freakshow. Maybe not so much inside, that could be a bit dangerous. But maybe outside.
Q: You seemed very nervous going into your hip surgery this season. How did the Freakshow family help you get through it?
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Freakshow’s hypeman, Wee Matt, discusses how he got started with Todd Ray’s Freakshow, what stunts he would like to attempt, and his plans for fatherhood.
Q: What sort of performing were you doing before the Freakshow?
A: I was working in the clubs [in Vegas]. And then I started doing “Tiny Kiss” as mini Gene Simmons. Eventually I started breakdancing and was an MC hype man.
Q: How did you get involved with Todd Ray and the Freakshow?
A: I met Todd at the Roosevelt Hotel and he contacted me through Facebook. Then he saw my wife [Ali] and she joined and I started working with them part-time. I was working at Beacher’s Madhouse and the Freakshow at the same time for a while, but then I quit that, switched my MC style, and brought it over to the Freakshow.
Q: How did you meet Ali?
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• The Huffington Post spotlights Morgue and Asia Ray performing “a crazy stunt” that involves sword swallowing and a whip.
• Zap2it attended a Freakshow event that displayed “just what the performers could do.”
• Asia Ray talks to Hollywood.TV about having a healthy respect for the fire she eats: “If I get too comfortable, one little mistake and I catch on fire, I inhale and die. Pretty much all these things we can die doing.”
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Throughout Season 2 of Freakshow, members of the cast will be sharing their insights on the episodes. Here, Freakshow fire eater, Asia Ray offers a behind-the-scenes look at Episode 209. Follow Asia on Twitter @asiarayfreak
I’M 21, WORLD! I have been looking forward to this birthday for quite some time. I don’t like people telling me I can’t do things or go places… especially because of my age. Now, no one can stop me because I’m legal! I was thinking I would probably just get some drinks with a few close friends or something like that, but that’s definitely not what happened.
Morgue, Venice Beach Freakshow shock artist, speaks about surviving painful experiences and working with Asia on new stunts.
Q: The bed of razors stunt in episode 207 was very symbolic. Are all your stunts a form of self-expression?
A: In general, my stunts usually have some sort of symbolic or metaphorical meaning behind them, or else it’s for a cathartic experience to release certain emotions and feelings. The bed of razors was very much a metaphorical stunt that represented a transition in my life.
Q: Do you ever worry you’re pushing your body too far?
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Throughout Season 2 of Freakshow, members of the cast will be sharing their insights on the episodes. Here, Freakshow Shock Artist Morgue offers a behind-the-scenes look at Episode 207, “Giants, Babes and Box Cutters.” Follow Morgue on Twitter @MorgueOfficial
In this episode, I face death once again in the form of a bed of razor blades. Nails are just so “last century.” This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time but I had been unable to find anyone with the skill required to create it. Fortunately, Rick Lazzarini of “The Character Shop” did an amazing job.
Visiting his shop was an excellent experience. I got to see all of Rick’s exceptional work and the characters he has created over the years. I recognized many, including the giant man- eating plant from Little Shop of Horrors. He even worked on one of my favorite childhood movies, Alien.
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