Outgoing people oriented Comedy Entertainer and Motivational Speaker with more than 25 years of experience specializing in spontaneous and high energy vaudeville-style performances and clean stage/atmosphere entertainment. Excel at leveraging improvisational communications and a strong sense of humor to build/manage relationships with customers of all ages. Demonstrated entertainment strengths include:
• Original Stand-up Comedy
• Comedy Magic
• Comedic Balancing
• Physical Comedy
• Events Emcee
• Linguistic Humor (Inflationary Language, Phonetic Pronunciation, etc,)
• Comedic Roasts and Telegram Deilveries
• Motivational Humor
• Prop Comedy
• Song Parodies and Humorous Original Songs
• Chapeaugraphy (Hat Shaping With Original Storytelling)
• Corporate Humor Consulting
Aardvark Entertainment, Westerville/Newark, Ohio 1986-Present
Professional Development and Education
Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH
Bachelor of Arts in Leadership, 2003
LaughMaker's Variety Arts Conference, Aurora, NY
Performing Arts Training, 1987, 1988, and 1989
Stand-up Comedy Workshop - Improv Comedy Club, Cleveland, Ohio - 2012
Formal entertainment training included more than 500 hours of study in stand-up and sketch comedy writing, venue/performance management, atmosphere entertainment, character development, stage presence, tailoring material, performing style to the audience, events management (marketing, negotiations, scheduling, contract management, hiring/supervision of other entertainers), comedy writing, improvisation, comedy sketch writing/performing.
Informal training included hundreds of hours of study in the works of legendary entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Harold Lloyd, the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Spike Jones, the Three Stooges, Carol Burnett, and Lucille Ball.
Bob Simpson: Comedy Variety Artist
Weird Al Yankovic, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Harold Lloyd, Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Spike Jones, Three Stooges, Carol Burnett, David Brenner, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Bob Newhart, Don Rickles, and Lucille Ball.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 720 minutes
I specialize in writing original comedy and leveraging a wide array of comedic disciplines to entertain my audiences – hence my “Comedy Variety Artist” title. My performances include a buffet of physical/prop comedy, comedy magic, chapeaugraphy (hat shaping with original storytelling), comedic balancing, linguistic humor, and clean, original comedy songs, humorous song parodies, and, of course, clean, original stand-up comedy.
With more than 4,000 corporate, civic, and private performances under my belt, I offer a seasoned stage presence, superior audience interaction skills and a stellar ability to engage audiences in my interactive shows.
Technical needs will differ with each event.
I specialize in writing original comedy and leveraging a wide array of comedic disciplines to entertain my audiences – hence my “Comedy Variety Artist” title. My performances include a buffet of physical/prop comedy, comedy magic, chapeaugraphy (hat shaping with original storytelling), comedic balancing, linguistic humor, and clean, original comedy songs, humorous song parodies, and, of course, clean, original stand-up comedy. I also write and deliver comedic roasts and telegrams. As a variety artist, I am available for any occasion from small, intimate get-to-gethers to large, corporate, civic, and faith-based events.
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Competition, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Other, Parade, Private Party, Prom, Quinceañera, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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