Jim Rose Bio

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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.