Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square to Unveil Wax Figure of “The Lizardman” on June 24
The Lizardman Celebrates Immortalization in NYC with Free Performances June 25 and 26!
Erik Sprague, the green scaly entertainer who goes by the name of “The Lizardman,” is coming to New York City…but he is not alone. On June 24, 2011 at 11:30am, “The Lizardman” will host the unveiling of his stunningly realistic wax figure at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square. To celebrate his immortalization, “The Lizardman” will entertain spectators outside the Odditorium with free performances throughout the weekend.
Taking Ripley artists nearly 200 hours to create, the wax statuette portrays each detailed characteristic of Sprague’s extreme body modifications from his forked tongue down to each tiny green scale, a process which started in August 2010 when Sprague spent days in the Ripley wax studios for a fully body casting. This life size figure will be the newest item on display in the main entrance of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square.
“A guy with green scales and a forked tongue? The Lizardman has the undeniable gift to shock and awe any audience,” said Michael Hirsch, President/General Manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square. “We cannot wait to unveil our new star attraction and give Lizardman a permanent home in Times Square.”
On Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, “The Lizardman” will be performing live outside of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square every hour on the hour, from 12pm to 7pm, as well as making himself available for photo opportunities for guests and fans. Erik “The Lizardman” Sprague is one of the most complete sideshow entertainers in history, most widely known for his extreme transformation from human to reptilian including full body tattoos of green scales, sharpened and pointy teeth, forked tongue, piercings, and subdermal implants.
Check out our photos of Lizardman in the act on our Facebook page.