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This profile was last updated on 8/20/12  and contains information from public web pages.
Phone: (703) ***-****  HQ Phone
Ringling Bros.
Human Resources Dept. 8607 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna , Virginia 22182
United States

Company Description: Ringling Bros. offers real face-time with performers starting at the All Access Pre-show Power-Up Party, which takes place on the arena floor one hour before the...   more
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_Don’t Try This at Home: An ...
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_Don’t Try This at Home: An Interview with Ringling Brothers' Brian Miser, the Human Fuse Don't Try This at Home: An Interview with Ringling Brothers' Brian Miser, the Human Fuse
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Don't Try This at Home: An Interview with Ringling Brothers' Brian Miser, the Human Fuse Don't Try This at Home: An Interview with Ringling Brothers' Brian Miser, the Human Fuse
Brian Miser is a man with true grit. He not only launches himself into the air from a crossbow he made himself, he does so while on fire. This Indiana native has been seen on Letterman (back-up dancers included) and across the country in front of audiences of all ages with the Ringling Brothers Circus. The circus is coming back to town and we decided to get him on the phone to see what he does in his spare time, how he decided to set himself on fire for a living, and to get some valuable advice on how to run away and join the circus. more >
Times Community Newspapers - Local News - 04/05/2006 - High-caliber coupleMarried human cannonballs part of 'Greatest Show on Earth'
www.timescommunity.com, 5 April 2006 [cached]
Brian Miser, of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, acknowledge the crowd at the Verizon Center last week before sliding into a cannon and being shot into the air.
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Human cannonballs Tina and Brian Miser, of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, acknowledge the crowd at the Verizon Center last week before sliding into a cannon and being shot into the air.
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Human cannonballs Tina and Brian Miser, of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, acknowledge the crowd at the Verizon Center last week before sliding into a cannon and being shot into the air.
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Tina and Brian Miser are human cannonballs for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which is in town at the Patriot Center now through April 16.
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Brian, 42, said he started out as a performing "trampolinist" in Peru, Ind., the so-called "Circus Capital of the World."He did that for 14 years before realizing there was something missing in his career: a cannon.
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Of the 10 cannons in the world that fire human cannonballs, Brian said he owns three of them.
Much like a magician, he declined to reveal his cannons' secrets, like how they are constructed and how they work.
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Brian, even after 5,000 launches, still takes safety seriously.He has to because accidents are an unfortunate part of the profession.At least 30 people have been killed since the first person was fired from a cannon in the late 1880s.
At a performance in Japan recently, Brian came close to a similar fate.He was shot into the side of the air mattress he was supposed to land on and fell hard to the ground, breaking his pelvis and tearing some ligaments.
"I'm sure it does," he responded as to whether the industry has a "crash appeal" with some of its fans."It's like watching a car race."
Apart from the risks, Brian said, like most jobs, getting motivated to be shot out of a cannon is not always easy.Morning performances are particularly rough.
"Sometimes, when you are in the cannon, you're thinking: What am I doing in here?," he said.
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