Becoming Joe Exotic
Joe Schreibvogel became Joe Exotic at the beginning of the 2000’s, when he embarked on his exotic animals road show. At the time, Joe collaborated with a magician named Johnny Magic, who operated a similar road show performing magic tricks, and Joe provided animals for these magic shows.
Evidently, when the two performers split ways, Joe copied some of Johnny’s magic acts, and continued to perform with them on his own. He moved on with his animal-magic show to perform at shopping malls, and was a big hit for a while, until Carole Baskin came along, but more on that later.