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Jeremy Kinison and Cut Throat Freak Show Appear on America's Got Talent, Impress Howard Stern, and Move On to the Next Round

Anyone hoping to impress Howard Stern would probably need some combination of scantilly-clad women and sordid tales involving sex or scandalous behavior.

Local daredevil performer Jeremy Kinison and a few of his fellow freaks, however, needed only some broken glass, an ordinary chair, and a couple of swords to astonish the iconic radio personality.

The overly tattooed 32-year-old touring sideshow artist and adrenaline junkie, who has performed at many First Friday art walks over the years, appeared on last night's episode of America's Got Talent along with his Cut Throat Freak Show troupe.

Needless to say, they put on a showstopping performance that wowed the crowd, nabbed some major kudos from Stern, and earned them a spot in the next round of competition.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.