Man runs away from circus, joins Knoxville

Comet Man breaks away from the circus to join Knoxville.

Better known as Comet Man by his friends, Human Cannonballer Matthew Johnson recently ran away from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus as it passed through Knoxville. Mr. Johnson said that he has dreamed of running away from the circus and opening a tattoo parlor ever since he was a small child, known then as the Human BB.