Born on a cold winter's day on December 17th, 1960, Daniel Jay was always interested in the unusual. His mom (Donna) told him that he never used to watch the TV shows but as soon as a commercial came on he would run in to watch it. Growing up with Jimmy Nelson, Paul Winchell and Shari Lewis; Daniel took on ventriloquism at a very early age. One day while staying at a friend's house he got up early and ran across an album by Jimmy Nelson called "Instant Ventriloquism", he started practicing ventriloquism that day and never looked back. Ventriloquism got him in trouble more than once in class where, when a substitute teacher came in, Daniel would throw his voice and the teacher would yell at other kids. It was fun to see the others kids try to explain that Daniel was a ventriloquist and it wasn't them talking. One time in particular a teacher finally caught Daniel and made him stand out in the hallway, it just so happened that the principal was walking past and he saw Daniel and he just ask, "Throwing you voice in class again?" to which Daniel replied, "Yep!", the principal just laughed and walked away. Shortly after, the principal got Daniel his first newspaper article in the Warren Tribune. At 12 Daniel began performing and also became interested in magic. He has performed at many of the local comedy clubs and been to many of the ventriloquist and magic conventions.
Daniel Jay: Ventriloquist/Magician
Daniel Jay runs a web site for ventriloquist called ventriloquist.org that helps him get in front of many of the great ventriloquist of today. Some of his influences are Jimmy Nelson, Paul Winchell, Jeff Dunham and Mark Wade.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 90 minutes
For an experience that your group will remember long after the event is over. Daniel Jay bring a lot of energy and audience participation to every show. You group will love the antics of Fuzzball the cat, Gill the bird and all of the others. Laugh as one of your group becomes a live dummy and just have a great evening of enjoyment and learning.
Wireless mic and a pa system are suggested but a wireless mic is not mandatory and if you don't have your own pa system, Daniel Jay can provide his own.
2 to 3 Magic Tricks
Novelty Ventriloquist Performance
2 to 3 more Magic Tricks
Close with a Message (for church performances)
Past Booked Dates:
12-31-2012 — First Night Salem Ohio
03-23-2011 — Putnam County Dairy Banquet
03-20-2011 — Chagrin Falls United Methodist Church
12-17-2010 — AutoTrader.com Christmas Party
12-15-2010 — MEG of TC
2006: 36 gigs
2007: 48 gigs
2008: 50 gigs
2009: 24 gigs
2010: 36 gigs
2011: 25 gigs
2012: 26 gigs
2013: 14 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Church Service, Private Party, Religious Celebration