About

The Story of Spencer

“Yeah, apparently they like the fact that I’m willing to almost kill and mangle myself every round”

Spencer Horsman was born in the entertainment business. Both of his parents, Ken & Mary Horsman, were both former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns as well as Ronald McDonald for 20 years. Spencer was introduced to magic when he was 4 years old when his father opened his magic shop.

While performing with dad, Spencer started learning ventriloquism at age 8 and at that point started traveling & performing nationwide. A child prodigy at 15, Spencer had already made feature appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jerry Springer Show, Talk Soup, The Statler Brothers Show as well as performing with David Copperfield & Lance Burton in Las Vegas.

Now at 27, Spencer continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his extremely witty and engaging stage show including a tour of Japan. He has performed for high profile stars including Ray Lewis, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Dan Aykroyd, Neal Patrick Harris, Jason Alexander, Chazz Palminteri, Kenny Ortega & Steve Forbes.

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America’s Got Talent, Season 7

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LOCATION

Illusions Bar and Theater
1025 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21230
Friday – Saturday
5pm-1am
Please call for reservations: 410-727-5811

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 Two months today... #dad #father #fuckcancer #fuckmelanoma #melanoma #loss #dayatatime  #HappyFathersDay to all the past, present & future fathers. (FYI - Long Post continued in comments but promise it'll bring a smile to your face) It's been just over a month since I lost mine. I've been haunted by the coming of this holiday for weeks. The constant reminders via advertising in malls, TV & radio to "not forget your father on Father's Day." Only those who aren't/ weren't close to them need reminding. As for the rest of us, words can never describe the love we have for & from this individual in our lives. With that, I lack words of my own to write on this day. Instead I'm going to share with you the eulogy that Steve Friedman, my closest friend & "brother", presented at dad's funeral. For those of you that knew dad, you know all this to be spot on. For those of you who never had the pleasure of meeting him, you should have a perfect image of him as a person, entertainer & most importantly, a father.  Not yet sure where or what that place may be. Not sure who will be there. Not sure when things will fall back into place. If they do, it will surely be in a different arrangement. Many options and possibilities....  Two weeks today since his passing. You are missed more & more every day. It all still doesn't feel or seem real... #clown #dad #father #fatherandson #rip #melanoma #melanomaawareness #fuckcancer #throwbackthursday  10:50am, May 12th, 2016 #RIP #father #dad #melanoma #fuckcancer #fuckmelanoma  #Father #Dad #FuckCancer #JohnsHopkins #Melanoma  I hope everyone was able to share today with family & loved ones along with tons of good feeling & great food. Merry Christmas everyone (and yes I say it to anyone & everyone during this season no matter what religion you are. It's a holiday greeting & isn't meant to offend you. If it offends you feel free to fall down my chimney).  "Don't chase success, whatever that may be. Granted its meaning is different to each & every person yet one thing still rings true- To be successful at anything, one must sacrifice (even sacrifice reads before success in the dictionary). Become the best version of yourself first & then those things will eventually come."  #HappyThanksgiving to all! Hope everyone had a wonderful day - sitting back, being thankful for the friends and/ or family they chose to spend time with & of course hopefully are tons and tons of amazing food!  And that's a wrap! Another successful week with #TheSupernaturalists & #CrissAngel here @foxwoods #casino in #connecticut ! Love the audiences & employees here! Looking forward to returning again in December! This candid was photo taken courtesy of the hilarious Penny Wiggins @ohtototoo during intermission fresh from my water tank). Look close & you can see my mid show snack of choice @nutsnmore_the_brand almond butter. Mmm.  #HappyHalloween ! Unfortunately, due to all going on with my father the last handful of days, I was unable to plan a costume. Instead here's my #escapeartist alto ego from #TheSupernaturalists. Fitting photo comparison since the legendary #HarryHoudini passed away on Halloween night at the age of 52 in 1926.  For those of you unaware: This is a X-Ray of my father's lungs as of this morning (what you see are two EKG monitors on his chest & in his left lung, right in photo, a 2.5ft drainage tube weaved down to the base of his lung). Why? Yesterday morning my father underwent a 3 hour thoracic surgery to remove 2 melanoma cancer spots (one of which was 3cm in size) and the surrounding dead lung tissue from his lower left lung. As some of you may remember, my father was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma 2.5 years ago. After having the initial site & surrounding lymph nodes in his chest cleared via surgery, he was free and clear of any sign of the cancer for 9 months. At the start of 2015 it came back & metastasized in his lungs, 15 spots in total. Stage 4. He began a new trial treatment, Immunotherapy, in March here at Hopkins every 2-3 weeks (the therapy essentially takes the brakes off your immune system & boosts the attacking power of your white bloods cells to combat the cancer themselves). Some people's bodies respond. Some don't. Since dad has always been so healthy, his body responded faster than the doctors anticipated & 12 out of the 15 spots vanished! (Continuation in comments below)  3 shows here with @thesupernaturalistslive at the @PabstTheater in #Milwaukee #Wisconsin Wonderfully enthusiastic audiences. Plus another beautiful theater (this one was built in 1895). Tons of little tunnels & corridors to explore under the stage. Trivia: What famous #magician moved here to Milwaukee when he was 8 years old?  Just wrapped our 3rd and final show here at the historic @TaftTheater in Cincinnati, Ohio with @thesupernaturalistslive (with fellow cast member & the illusionist from the show @landonswank ). Heading out tomorrow morning for Akron!  Time I give this whole #FlexFriday thing a try. Figured I'd throw in some of my #EscapeArtistProblems while I'm at it. Case & Point: Some wonderful bruising & blood pulling due to pushing harder & faster during one of the illusions in #thesupernaturalists but worth it!  Thank you Grand Rapids, Michigan & Devos Performance Hall for 2 fun days hosting The Supernaturalists ! Now headed to Cincinnati!  Down to our final show at the Ohio Theater here in Columbus. Photos don't do this place justice! And yes, they spelt Criss's name wrong on the marquee the night before we opened. Quick fix. Oops.  Thank you to the audiences in Richmond Virginia for attending our performances at the Center Stage Carpenter Theater the last two days! Fun shows & gorgeous venue! Now on a 8 hour bus ride to Columbus Ohio.

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