Why hire World Record Entertainer?
My name is David Slick and I am an official Guinness World Record Holder. I've been featured on CBS11, Fox4 Good Day, and NBC5. I entertain all ages with original comedy routines and world-class skills of juggling, magic, stilt walking, unicycling, card throwing, and real fire breathing! I have performed either strolling or stage shows professionally since 2002 at businesses, schools, libraries, etc. I can provide my own backdrop and sound system. My show is insured for $3,000,000 and I've never had an accident. No event is too far away or too small. I can provide references by previous satisfied clients. I'm very proud of my professional reputation in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
My act is fully customizeable and none of my gigs are the same. Therefore, I will give you a standard example of one of my stage performances for a group of families.
I arrive at the event out of costume 1 hour before I'm scheduled to perform. I check in with whoever is in charge and briefly discuss the show and where I'll be setting up. Set up takes about 30 minutes. After a quick warm up, I change into my costume (dress shirt, sequin vest, and tie) and get on my stilts with big fake shoes and long pants.
As the audience arrives, I greet everyone with "really high fives" and we laugh together while I do some stilt walking tricks. Just before showtime, I walk out of the audience's view and spend about 100 seconds taking off my stilts.
Show Time! I run out on the stage area and introduce myself by giving my name (Slick) and building anticipation by generally describing the juggling/magic/fire/balance/stilt walking show. Throughout the show, one big stunt follows another. One moment, I'm juggling 7 balls to music. The next, I'm pulling an 8-foot straw from a McDonald's bag. Audience members frequently come on stage to assist me do juggling and magic tricks and even comically help me mount the off-road unicycle. I'm always being inventive and adding original routines to my show that keep the audience involved.
Near the end of the show, the dangerous stunts begin. I hope you understand why there is less audience participation during these stunts.
Juggling clubs while riding a tall unicycle.
Juggling real knives while wobbling on a balance board dressed in Hawaiian attire.
Juggling up to 5 flaming torches with tricks.
Breathing gigantic fireballs.
After my last big stunt, I thank the audience for coming and they applaud for the 1,000th time. I turn their attention to whoever is taking the stage next or simply say goodbye and begin signing autographs.
When the audience is gone I personally thank the event manager and then spend about 15 minutes packing up and then I'm gone. I might follow up with a single email to thank them and ask for any quotable comments.
David Slick: Owner
The biggest single thing that has affected my growth as a performer has been the time I invested practicing all by myself. I haven't counted the hours, but I'm sure it is in the thousands. I have found the saying "Champions aren't made in the ring; they are merely recognized there" to be very true. I didn't become a world-class performer on a stage; I became a world-class performer practicing by myself.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 120 minutes
I strongly believe that volunteers should never be embarrassed during a performance. In my show, I do the following to ensure nobody is embarrassed:
- The audience is informed what the volunteer(s) will be doing before volunteers are selected.
- Volunteers aren't really selected, but accepted. I don't force people onto the stage, but accept those that want to be a part of my show.
- Volunteer(s) are not made fun of or laughed at. They help me accomplish incredible stunts and receive an applause.
- I don't scare young children because I don't hide behind a mask/makeup. If I do scare anyone because I'm on stilts or my vest is really, really shiny then I back off.
Overall, the audience will be entertained with world-class skills and comedy much like the show that inspired me to become a performer. They will witness amazing feats they'll likely never see again. They will laugh, gasp, cheer, and maybe experience what it is like to be on stage accomplishing stunts in front of an audience.
I'll perform anywhere, but to get the best show possible it should be indoors with a high ceiling. There should be several feet between the audience and the stage area. An area needs to be reserved for fire stunts if that is in the agenda. I can bring my own backdrop and pa system.
I don't need any props from the client to put on a great show. I even have enough equipment to teach a large crowd with balls and scarves.
Past Booked Dates:
12-12-2012 — VIEW MY EVENTS AT www.calendarwiz.com/slick
11-21-2009 — Fire Stunts for Wedding Reception
10-30-2009 — Fire stunts at Haslet Fire Department
10-25-2009 — Strolling and Stage Entertainment for Dallas Church
10-17-2009 — Strolling Juggling for City of Coppell
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