Stevie Starr

Stevie Starr

British entertainer, illusionist and professional regurgitator
Country: Great Britain

Content:
  1. Stevey Starr: The Unusual Profession
  2. An Unusual Talent Discovered in Childhood
  3. A Crowd Favorite on Television
  4. Perceived as a Charlatan

Stevey Starr: The Unusual Profession

Stevey Starr, a British artist, magician, and professional regurgitator, has gained fame for his incredible ability to swallow objects and then regurgitate them back. He is often referred to as the "professional regurgitator," a nickname that Stevey himself finds amusing but does not deny. Indeed, he can swallow completely inedible objects such as light bulbs, various metal objects like nails, as well as billiard balls, goldfish, and even dry sugar. Despite being accused of tricking the audience, no one has been able to catch Stevey Starr.

Stevie Starr

An Unusual Talent Discovered in Childhood

When asked when he discovered this amazing talent, Stevey laughs and responds that he found it in his childhood. He grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, in a children's home, not the most privileged place to live. In order to keep his pocket money safe from the older kids who could easily take it away, he would swallow the coins. Once he felt safe, he would regurgitate the coins back. Stevey is a very cheerful person and constantly jokes around, making it difficult to distinguish between truth and humor in his words. The act he performs is called regurgitation, which is the swift backward movement of liquids or gases in hollow muscular organs during contraction.

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A Crowd Favorite on Television

Stevey Starr is a popular guest on many television shows. He is loved by the audience because he can undoubtedly make one's nerves tingle. During his performances, many viewers instinctively cover their mouths with their hands, as what Stevey does seems impossible. He has appeared on popular shows such as 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', 'Late Show with David Letterman', and 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'. During a show with Jay Leno, Stevey swallowed numbered coins and regurgitated them in the exact sequence requested by the audience. He also swallowed and regurgitated a billiard ball, followed by a couple of goldfish. Stevey even asked Jay Leno whether he preferred to have the fish return head or tail first. It was emphasized that the fish were unharmed, as after being in Stevey's stomach, he spat them out one by one into an aquarium, where they continued swimming.

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Perceived as a Charlatan

Despite many skeptics questioning Stevey's feats, no one has been able to prove him as a charlatan. It has been said that he has a condition known as "wolf's mouth," which is a modified palate that helps him easily swallow almost any object. However, people with this condition usually suffer from incoherent speech, which cannot be said of Stevey's articulate communication. A noticeable feature of Stevey is his slightly worn-down front teeth, most likely done to facilitate the passage of larger objects into his mouth. Although Stevey sometimes calls himself the only professional "regurgitator" in the world, illusionists have been astonishing audiences with similar acts for centuries. One of the most famous pioneers in this genre was an Egyptian named Hadji Ali, who lived in the last century. Nevertheless, Stevey Starr is arguably the most well-known illusionist of this kind on the contemporary stage. His touring schedule is extremely busy, as he is invited to perform shows all over the world.

Stevie Starr

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