My name is Darrell Mangum, and I'm a professional story teller.
I play the best banjo songs you've ever heard! I'm good for a small group, or a big stage. I can be the main show, or provide background entertainment.
My best stories are about the old west. I love stories about western outlaws, like Butch Cassidy.
I'm also well known for Christmas stories,
and humorous stories,
and stories about America and Americans,
and I tell ghost stories that'll kill ya!
Apart from story telling, I'm a collector of jokes, and I offer a presentation called "You Must Be Joking!".
I am able to travel anywhere to tell stories. No distance too great.
All of the feedback I received from friends, said the same thing. "He was great and they loved being able to sit and listen to his stories by the fire."
He showed up on time. The kids listened to him intently. We asked him to perform for 30 minutes. We were surprised he only performed for 20. The kids really liked his story though. So they did not complain.
We weren’t sure what to expect when we asked Darrell to speak and we were pleasantly surprised. His family stories were perfect for our reunion. He had us all in tears. When he was done with his presentation the kids wanted to hear stories and he gladly took requests- I bet this guy can talk about anything and make it entertaining. Would definitely recommend.
This guy has a likable down to earth way of drawing you in. He is sentimental, clever, and amusing. I liked his chuckle. I liked his style and versitiity. He has a lot of great stories. Some very unique and surprising.
Price Range: $200-$600
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
I am very accommodating and can adjust my performance to any setting.
It's been said of me that I can't answer a question without telling a story.
A friend once introduced me to a group by saying,
"If Darrell left this evening, and stayed over night in the smallest, most remote little town you can think of, he would come back the next morning and tell stories about his little trip for the rest of the day."
I've been telling stories my whole life, and if I were to name my greatest skill, it would be that I have the ability to hold an audience in the palm of my hand. Eye contact with everyone is my goal. I want everyone in the audience to feel like I'm speaking directly to him or her.
I want my audience to understand everything I have to say, I don't want them to miss a single detail. I'm good at communicating. That's what my audiences tell me.
I've been teaching and performing since forever.
I play the guitar and perform regularly.
I've tried my hand at stand up comedy.
I've presented a seminar on the relationship between humor and communication for many years.
I'm married to the very lovely Julie, and we have a wonderful family.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 09, 2021 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Retirement Community Event|
Past Booked Events
|October 29, 2018 • 6:30am - 7:15am||Halloween Party|
|October 27, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Halloween Party|
|May 09, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||School Assembly|