Founded by Dr. J.R. Whitcomb in 2011. They have been featured in both Weird NJ magazine and The Star Ledger, Karnevil is considered to be New Jerseys premiere carnival sideshow experience as well as being touted globally as “The worlds most dangerous sideshow” Whether bringing you death defying escapes, astounding acts of skill, classic sideshow fare, ridiculous games, or informative presentations on macabre Victorian subject matter, the Karnevil crew delivers above and beyond mortal expectations!”


Karnevil Carnival Sideshow
Roll up, roll up, fiends and fans for the most fantastical sideshow experience on the east coast! In classic format, a marvelous mixture of more than nine, and less than eleven acts of skill and daring performed live by Karnevils self made freaks. You will meet the human blockhead, a person capable of replicating a self lobotomy and live to talk about it! You will see thrilling escapes from medieval manacles and medical restraints! You will experience first hand the effects of inhumane animal traps on human flesh! All this, and more in a single show! See it once, see it twice, every showing is unique and guaranteed different from the last!

Karnevil Presents: Killing the Night Since 1094 AD (A Whip Show)
9 out of 10 professional monster hunters agree, the whip is one of the most versatile tools when it comes to slaying creatures of the night. Join Dr JR Whitcomb in an exploration of effective uses of the lash against such fiends…and Dracula.

Wunderkammern, commonly called cabinets of curiosities were encyclopedic collections of objects including natural specimens (often faked), relics, works of art, and antiquities. Though existing in many forms in many eras, the Wunderkammern as we know it today came into vogue among the wealthy elite of the Victorian era as a display of artifacts from their “adventures”. Join Dr. J.R. Whitcomb and Gypsy for a discussion on the history of the Wunderkammern, a display of a few pieces from their own cabinet, and tips on how to begin your own Wunderkammern on a budget.