When I was 9 years old, I decided I wanted to be a stand-up comedian. Not when I grew up, mind you, right away. Since there aren't many comedy venues available when you are 9, I decided I would sell jokes door to door. I went around my neighborhood knocking on doors and telling people I was selling jokes at 10 cents a joke. One guy actually fell down laughing when he heard this, so I charged him and surprisingly, he paid. I made a little over $4 that day and ever since I have been making people laugh until they gave me money.
I learned to juggle in high school and began performing part-time while getting a degree in journalism form Penn State. By the time I graduated in 2000 I decided I didn't want to get a day job. I was just going to perform full-time. I've never worked a real job, I'm very proud of that.
In 2006 I was a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent. In the first round I did my comedy contortion routine. In the semi-finals I sang "The Masochism Tango" by Tom Lehrer while performing many of my sideshow skills. I was assisted in the second round by the lovely and talented Melissa Forgione. Because while I am a One Man Sideshow, it takes two to tango. I didn't win the million dollars, that's why I'm here.
In my family show, I like to perform for ages 5 and up. I try to make my show fun for the whole family. The parents often laugh harder than the kids.
In my adult show; suitable for theaters, comedy clubs, colleges, etc., I do some dangerous stunts not suitable for young children. Walking on broken glass, lying on a bed of nails, or having a cinderblock smashed over my chest are some of my more spectacular stunts. My comedy is always clean regardless of which show I'm doing. I always customize my show to the audience, so it's always appropriate.
Penn & Teller, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Michael Moschen, Cirque du Soleil, The Flaming Idiots, Mark Nizer, Todd Robbins.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 2 - 75 minutes
I can perform stage shows or strolling entertainment.
I typically need at least 30 minutes to set up my stage show. An hour is preferable.
I need an electrical outlet within 30 feet of where I will be performing.
I need 10' by 15' for my full, hour-long, stage show. Less is acceptable for a shorter show.
Available for Your
Awards Night, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Birthday Party, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Parade, Private Party, Quinceañera, Retreat, Seminar, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Reception
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