- Warren, OH
- Travels up to 300 miles
Professional Ventriloquist that provides a unique form of entertainment that uses both ventriloquism and magic to bring laughter and enjoyment to young and old alike. For company and family events as well as any church events. Daniel Jay can cater a routine to your group. Performing for the area for more than 40 years, Daniel Jay brings a cast of characters to brighten up your event. A typical ventriloquist show includes two of Daniel Jay's puppets and a novelty ventriloquist skit as well as magic with assistants from the audience. Churches get magic with a message. Also close-up and walk around magic available.
Daniel Jay brought a couple of his dummies (if that's the right word) including Fuzzball the Cat and Ziff. His comedy was great and his magic was very entertaining. He kept both the kids and the adults entertained. Highly recommended. His is one entertainer we will invite back for our next gathering. Lot's of audience participation and he even wrote some joke with the information I gave him about some of our people. Great time.
Response from Daniel Jay:
Thank you Susan. It was a pleasure performing for you group and I had a great time! Thank you for leaving such an awesome review and I look forward to performing for your group in the future!!
Daniel performed as a surprise for my dad for Father's Day privately with four of us with my mom & dad at their home. He was very entertaining with both his ventriloquism, his humor, and his magic tricks. It was a great day providing some up close memories for all of us that one rarely gets to experience. Daniel kept great communication, was punctual, set up quickly, and was very gracious with, and understanding of, my parents and their age(88yrs old). The ease with which he performed his talents while developing a genuine friendly rapport with them made it all the more enjoyable for them. His combination of characters and magic along with his added humor made the whole event very special. He also provided some interesting background and information regarding the art of ventriloquism along with keepsakes. A highly professional, very talented, class act which one should definitely consider if looking for this type of performer. There is none better!
Daniel was easy to communicate with through e-mail. he asked for information about the audience in advance to plan his show. He arrived early, and stayed on schedule. At times he was difficult to hear (we had an audience of 300) so I would suggest he use a lapel microphone.
Response from Daniel Jay:
This was a great venue with a lot of fun people. I used their PA system and they had a stand microphone. Next time I will bring my own system with a wireless microphone system. All in all though, a great audience and really good time!
We hired Danial for our Blue and Gold cub scout event and he was a huge hit with not only the kids but the parents as well! Fuzzballs name was being chanted for an encoure and the kids wished he had never left. His witty dialog also kept the adults entertained and more then a few commented on him positively at the end of the night. His price was well worth the service we recieved and he made this years B&G the best yet for our troop.
Daniel did a great job. He was funny and skilled as a ventriloquist and magician. I would recommend him to other churches.
What to Expect
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. Below is a typical 1 hour Daniel Jay show for families.
2 - 3 Magic Effects
2 - 3 Magic Effects including learning magic
1 - 2 Magic Effects
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 in the newspaper at 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 is a member of the IVS (International Ventriloquist Society) and the SAM (Society of American Magicians),
Additional Booking Notes
Did you ever book an act and didn't have everything that the entertainer needed for their performance? With Daniel Jay there is nothing to worry about. You simply provide the work area and an outlet and Daniel Jay provides the rest. We use our own sound system, mics, stands and more. Daniel Jay is a one man show that comes prepared with everything to perform his show! We do our best to arrive at least 1 hour early to set up and seldom need anything from the client. If you want a show that's WORRY FREE than Daniel Jay is the one for you.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 09, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Christmas Party|
Past Booked Events
|August 06, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Twins Days|
|August 05, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Twins Days|
|July 26, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Festival|
|July 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||WWR Class of '67 Reunion|
|July 20, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Karaoke/DJ The Beach House|
|June 17, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Surprise|
|December 12, 2015||Corporate Event|
|December 12, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|June 06, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
2 to 3 Magic Tricks
Novelty Ventriloquist Performance
2 to 3 more Magic Tricks
Close with a Message (for church performances)
Influences & Inspiration
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.