The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air)

Atop the Eiffel Tower, a lonely janitor stumbles into a series of alternately surreal and comic adventures as he becomes part of a mystery: what is the secret behind the wildly popular, bizarrely impossible live radio variety show being broadcast from the tower’s top? John Cameron Mitchell, Tim Robbins, Mandy Patinkin, Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Drew Callander, Welcome to Night Vale’s Cecil Baldwin and Meg Bashwiner, Susannah Flood, and many more star in this immersive, cinematic universe from the imagination of Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel). Season One premieres on October 12. New episodes every other Wednesday through February 1, 2017. Co-directed by Ellie Heyman. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.
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Dec 21, 2016

A special tale for the holiday season—or any season. Plus, the saws sing for the janitor!

Featuring Larry “Ratso” Sloman, John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Koster, and Drew Callander.

A new part of the janitor's story will be told live in 2017. Check, beginning in early 2017, for tour dates.

Thanks to Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans and Audible for their generous support of the show! Get a free audiobook with a 30 day free trial  at, and check out Rocket Mortgage today at

Written and created by Julian Koster. Co-directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman. Produced by Christy Gressman. Featuring musical composition and arrangement by Thomas Hughes and music by The Music Tapes.

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