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Queen Elizabeth Impersonator, Austin Powers Impersonator, Dame Edna Impersonator, Mad Hatter Impersonator, Drag Queen Miss Shirley Shagwell and more. Jason Thompson can perform as Himself or as one of his hilarious characters.
He is a sought after comical Emcee, Host, Meet and Greet Roving Entertainer for both the corporate or private sector and can spice up any event with His quick wit. Jason's strength is improvisation comedy both onstage or off. He is a professional singer too as just Himself or in the accents of each of his characters (see singing video). Loves to also take photo opps with guest to while He is doing the Meet / Greet and Roving performing with guests.
Jason was described to me by all of the guests as “fantastic, fabulous, amazing, and unbelievable “! He was everything I had hoped and was the beat present I’ve ever given to anyone.
I hired Jason as Dame Edna for my Bitchin' BBQ and he made the event the talk of the town. He was given inside info on some of the guests to give a hard time, and he followed through. His timing of how to handle a crowd is perfect, how far he can push the humor, and even get "shy" guests to come out of their shell. It was a fabulous evening, Jason did everything he said he would do, and more! Would most definitely hire him again.
Jason Thompson made an outrageous and spectacular Dame Edna. From the moment he walked out, he had our guests, ages 1-77, mesmerized and laughing hysterically. He personalized his banter for our family and was the highlight of the evening! Highly, highly, highly recommend! THE BEST!
Outstanding job for a special birthday. Added the special zing that brightened the party. Thank you!
Everyone had a great time. Funny, quick whitted and entering to all of us!
We had a great experience working with Jason. He tailored a 30 minute Frank Sinatra-inspired show for my husband’s 44th birthday. His singing was beautiful and his in between song banter and humor (complete with personalized anecdotes and birthday greetings we had sent in) was a huge hit. Jason’s comedic timing is perfect. He had us all in stitches. Because of COVID we had Jason record the show and send us a link via YouTube. We were able to watch from the comfort of our home and now have a record of this special performance that we have shared with friends and family.
Jason was a delightful surprise “singing telegram” for my father’s birthday! His wit and talent exceeded my expectations. He was a pleasure to do business with and is worthy of much larger gigs than what my family offered.
Response from Jason Thompson:
Awahhh thanks Jennifer. You too were a pleasure working with you too. Your folks were beautiful and I'm glad I could help make your dream come true. Thanks for your lovely words 🙏
I can not explain how amazing Dame Edna was! We wanted to surprise our friend for her birthday and the performance was so amazing! Far more than we expected and even accommodated my friend's love for KISS as an added bonus. I cannot recommend enough. I wish there were more stars!!
Jason was so fun as Austin Powers, he was silly lots of energy and a very talented singer.
My niece was very surprised and felt touched by the message that was sent through the singing gram. Jason’s show Brought a big smile to her face. The family enjoy the show and thought it was great. Thank you
Jason set the theme for my friend’s 80th Birthday. He sang the songs requested, most particularly Staying Alive! by The Bee Gees, showed u at 8:30 AM, and totally surprised and delighted my friend of 52 years whom I could not be there to celebrate with due to Covid. She called me ecstatically afterwards just brimming with Joy from Jason’s presentation!
Jason had me laughing so much that my jaw hurt! He did a fantastic job wishing my brother-in-law a happy 50th birthday while the rest of the family could also be a part of the festivities thanks to zoom. I would do this again in a heartbeat! Thank you again Jason!
this idea popped into my head last minute for my son’s 25th birthday. i found jason online, reached out, spoke directly to him and he made it happen! all within 4 hrs!!! AUSTIN POWERS and all his over-the-top glory SHOWED UP (literally & figuratively) to a very unsure construction office, to celebrate my son in a way he will not soon forget!!!! a memory for a lifetime, baby!!!
What a talent! Jason made Mom's birthday the best ever.
Shirley Shagwell showed up and immediately received squeals of delight.
The show was amazing and a true highlight of our day! Shirley was on time, a fantastic performer and just tons of fun overall!
Of the things you remember throughout your life, so many “significant” things fade into memory. I’m sure the this one will be fondly remembered for decades to come! Worth every penny and then some!
Great “Austin Powers”!! Couldn’t have gone off any better!
From the moment I met Jason as "Austin Powers" he was professional, fun, and a ball of energy. I would trust him fully with your event and would book again. One of the most unique party experiences we have ever enjoyed. Nobody will forget our party.
Response from Jason Thompson:
Thanks Jay, I appreciate ya! MojoHost is a very forward thinking company and you guys were a pleasure to work with. Very shagadellic group of people. ✌
5 Stars Well Deserved
This performance by Jason was excellent.
I have used Gig Salad in the past and I've
been satisfied, however, this event was far
beyond EXCELLENT !!!
I had a Celebration for Life for my Mother
and Brother. I added a Coronation for my
oldest cousin to take over as the Matriarch
and Queen Elizabeth did a Marvelous job.
Let's hear it for Queen Elizabeth (Jason).
Hip Hip Hooray !!!
Hip Hip Hooray !!!
Hip Hip Hooray !!!
Jason was professional and hilarious, he was on time and amazed everyone at the party, best thing I've ever done. His Queen Elizabeth is incredible! Can't wait to have a reason to hire him again to do his other characters!
Jason was a delight! He rounded out our BECOME: a pop-up film event and brought such a vibrant and fun feel that everyone enjoyed! I’d most definitely book him for future events! Yeah, baby!
Thank you Jason for spicing up our wedding with a little extra fun and loads of laughs! I had Jason come in as Dame Edna and everyone was so shocked, they laughed and then got up on the dance floor and had a great time.
Jason stayed on for a while and interacted with the guests and made them all feel really welcome. He's funny, sweet and it's all in good fun. I would not hesitate to refer him to anyone or any event.
He understands comedic timing and knows how far to go without being too crude.
Perfect venue for Graduation party!! Jason was really fun an all my quest loved it !!!! Really did meet all my expectations. Thanks again Jason!!
The minute she walked in, everybody was impressed by Jason. We had so much fun I totally recommend him. Amazing.
The Queen of England was amazing! Jason stayed in character the entire night and interacted with all our guests! We were all extremely satisfied with his performance!!
Wow, what can I say about Jason's performance? He absolutely transformed our good party into a great party! People were smiling ear to ear with his hilarious and dead-on accurate Austin Powers performance. Not only does he get the character right, he's a natural entertainer and so he had half the party attendants up dancing with him. We couldn't stop laughing, and he never got out of character. You really need this extremely talented performer and your next event. Greatness.
Jason was absolutely adorable...how can you not love Austin Powers. He was prompt, professional, funny and entertaining. Everyone loved him
Jason's talent and experience created a lasting memory for our group. We worked together to develop a balanced program that left all laughing and smiling. I would highly recommend Jason to any group seeking laughter, a personal touch and professionalism.
I had a such good time at my birthday party. The mad hatter made it very special and me and my friends will have great memories of this lovely tea party. Jason is an great actor and kept making s laugh. What a great entertainer! Worth every penny, def wanna to hire him again to see other characters he plays. Thumbs up up up!!!
Fantastic experience with the Queen and Austin Powers. Jason was in character, professional and amazingly talented. My guests are still commenting on what an amazing performance and interaction he had with the group. There was laughter, singing and joy. My husband was thrilled with his 50th surprise party and Jason was able to bring all friends from different walks of life together. I would recommend Jason for any party that you want to enjoy and laugh with others. Also a side note what a singing voice. Even the employees of the restaurant and the patrons wanted photos and to interact with Jason. Thank you Jason.
Jason came to our annual work holiday party this past weekend. He played three characters and did so amazing with each of them. He is by far the best Austin Powers impersonator I have seen. he kept everyone intrigued and interacting the whole time. Everyone was very impressed and we will absolutely have him come out again!
Jason we all enjoy your performance.... You were great!!
Jason did an amazing job as the Queen of England. He stayed in character the entire night and interacted with all our guests! He was a pleasure to work with as well. We will absolutely use his talents again soon.
Shirley was the icing on the cake at our surprise dinner party. Not only was she tons of fun but she was well prepared for the event and went above and beyond to make it special. Love her humor and her energy! I would definitely recommend Shirley for anyone looking to make their event extra special.
Thank You for a fabulous performance. The crowd loved it and people still are calling me on how great you moved the crowd with dancing and singing and laughs. I will definitely hire you again. Thank You again
I hired Jason (aka Shirley) to surpise a friend of mine who was turning 44. The surprise was to happen at SUR restaurant in Santa Monica. While sitting at dinner we were dazzled with the appearance of Shirley she got the entire room involved. Singing a fabulous rendition of "Happy Birthday" and "Let's Get Physical", she also sat with us and we enjoyed a fun chat as well as some palm reading. NAILED IT! I would hire Jason again in a second! Thanks again!
Jason was engaging and could read the crowd without a doubt. His charisma and impressive Austin Powers impersonations helped loosen up the golfers and created a fun, relaxed environment.
We will definitely contact him for future events which could be improved by his talents and magnetic personality.
It was a pleasure working with you! You were the highlight of our event and everyone loved how entertaining you were. Thank you so much for everything and I look forward to staying in touch for future events!
What to Expect
The Multi talented Comedic impersonator / Entertainer
WHAT JASON GENERALLY DOES AT EACH EVENT
CORPORATE PARTIES / LARGE EVENTS
His performance generally starts off with meeting and greeting guests as they arrive on the red carpet in one of His many characters (he often works with the client’s video crew and mic interviewing guests, which is great as a keep sake for clients). After the meet and greet He then arrives with a big entrance on stage to MC the themed event by singing a fun song as he walks through the crowd to the stage or sometimes being lowered from the ceiling, arriving on a motor bike or even a pink Cadillac depending what client wants. Then a big welcome and a bit of improvised comedy.
Throughout the event Jason comes down off stage and continues mingling with guests with more interactive comedy. He then returns to the stage (generally with another song) to further MC the event, announcing other performing acts, CEO's, Auctions, special guests etc. This is discussed with the client depending on their needs.
DANCING WITH STARS (Interactive game show style with guests)
Then just before the time of the night when you would like the dancing to kick off, Jason does an approximately 20 min dance game show (This can be shorter or longer depending on amount of time client wants and can be tailored by the amounts of contestants that are pulled up). This interactive game show is on the stage or dance floor is called "Dancing with the Staff" ("Dancing with the Stuffed" if a private event). This is great fun, very easy and works very well. He grabs guests from the audience (Birthday guest, Special guests or even CEO's and Managers if client requires). One by one He pulls out each of the contestants and briefly interviews them with an improvised laugh or two. This is done with the help of a game show assistant (as staff member provided by the client) who writes their name on a fun colored star shaped name tag and sticks it on them.
Contestants are all placed in one horizontal straight line facing the audience with Jason in one of his many characters standing in front of them all. He briefly explains the name of the game which is: for the contestant to copy the sexy, funky and hilarious moves of the character. (accompanied with themed music he supplies). Jason then asks the audience to be the judges with their applause that He calls the " clap-o-meter". After the music stops he ask the crowd how each guest went by who got the loudest clap, Finally Jason then narrows it down to the last two contestants (another quick dance off between them and winner gets a prize supplied by client. (Champers or a holiday etc.).
Straight after this live game show whilst the contestants are still on the dance floor Jason announces the band or DJ to crank it up for remaining guests to get up and dance too. Jason believes: "This is a great opportunity to kick off the dancing. The dance game achieves a similar effect to a bridal Waltz at weddings and is a great way to invite the remaining guests up to dance way into the night.
Jason continues dancing and roving amongst the guests and gets them all going to the end of the event.
PRIVATE EVENTS / SMALLER EVENTS (eg: birthday parties etc)
Big surprise entrance by Singing a song as he walks through the crowd to the performance area (I bring mp3 or cd backing tracks client to provide sound system). Jason welcomes everyone and proceeds to invite birthday person up to the stage area to sing her another song, then some improvised comedy amongst audience and birthday person. Then sing the happy birthday song while birthday person is still on stage area. Then the cutting of the cake and continue to host with improvised situational comedy and then invite friends or family to do speeches if any. Then an interactive Dance off game show style called "Dancing with the stuffed" with some of birthday person’s friends that I help choose from audience. Guests have to copy the funky moves of whatever character I am performing with music of birthday person’s choice and include audience to be the judges via what I call the "Clapometer". The one who gets the loudest clap wins a prize (supplied by client). Once finished the dance comp you can immediately flow into the DJ or band that playing that night. This dance off is a fab way of kicking of the nights dancing because then remaining guest join the contestants on stage to continue dancing throughout the night. Jason then comes down amongst guest and does some meet and greet roving around guests with interactive situational comedy.
For your peace of mind
Jason is good at reading each crowd differently. Jason says "My goal is to uplift people and to make them laugh but not to offend. As a guide I work and tailor my performance like the movie censorship ratings like PG, M or R etc, (depending on the event and what the client wants), which I believe is key as a corporate / private entertainer". Above all Jason desires to make people feel good have lots of laughs and make the audience happy.
He is available to do all the above or just meet and greet, roving performing only if require.
He also can Emcee events out of characters and Host just as himself if needed.
He can do more than just one character per event.
With Jason distinct style full of charm and positive energy, you'll find He's funny, warm, friendly and suitable for any occasion.
For client testimonies see reviews left by previous clients on this Gigsalad site.
He does some of best themed parties both for the high-end corporate and private sector. Whether it is a Gala Dinner, Charity Ball, Convention, Conference, end of year Christmas party, Awards night, Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Birthday event, Hens / Bachelor parties, expo or for any film or TV work Jason is there!
The Multi talented Comedic impersonator / Entertainer
Jason Thompson is an Emcee, Host, Presenter, Singer, Impersonator, Actor and Comedian. He does this either as himself or as a one of his many celebrity characters or his original ones. Some of his celebrity characters are: Austin Flowers, Dame Edna Average, Queen Elizabeth II, Steve Ir-Winner and The Mad Hatter. His own original characters are: Shirley Shagwell, Indian character Vin Daloo, Russian Character Youra Pissmeoff or Circleman the wise Oracle.
Jason is base in West Hollywood, CA and is also one of the most sought after comical Emcee/Host and improv Roving performer for some of the biggest live events throughout Australia, USA and Asia. He does some of best themed parties both for the high-end corporate and private sector. Whether it is a Gala Dinner, Charity Ball, Convention, Conference, end of year Christmas party, Awards night, Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Birthday event, Hens / Bachelor parties, expo or for any film or TV work Jason is there!
Born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, Jason began performing as a young boy in the School choir. Most Saturdays he would join the church choir up in the balcony with his red robe and white thrill collar and sing for just $2 per wedding. From there he was destined to entertain the world. As he grew older He continued to sing and became a renowned Gospel singer in his mid twenties and would sing and entertain people from all different denominations. He then ventured out into the secular world and was a two time winner of the national Australian talent show ‘Pot Luck and ‘New Faces’. He recorded two albums and with His Jazz band would perform in bars or clubs around Adelaide.
After years of singing Jason added Acting, Television Hosting comedy and Emcee/Host work to his repertoire. He eventually left Adelaide to expand his career and moved to Sydney Australia. After furthering his career of ten years in Sydney, Jason expanded himself further and after winning the ‘American green card lottery’ so now has a base in Los Angeles USA also.
During his career he's been a regular guest singer on the ‘Bert Newton Show’ in Melbourne Australia, has sung with artists like Michael Bolton and acted alongside such greats as ‘Dustin Hoffman’. He’s hosted a variety television show called ‘Rapture’ and has acted in programs such as ‘Australia's Most Wanted’ and ‘Rove Live’. American TV series: ‘Royal Pains’ and ‘Luck’. Movies: ‘To Hell and Back’ ‘Run Chrissie Run’ recently ‘We want some” filmed in LA. Had a regular comedy spot on radio ‘5AA’ and co-hosted on ‘Bondi FM’ in Australia. He recently made an appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel live’ recorded in Los Angeles as his character ‘Queen Elizabeth 11”
Additional Booking Notes
For small performances like during Covid when there is only singing telegrams he brings his own bluetooth speaker with his Mp3 backing tracks.
For large events I generally require a sound system, cordless mic and MP3 player for my backing tracks when I sing songs and on stage intro music. I like to email client the tracks prior to the event. Client to arrange all the above. Note: Jason does not arrange or pay for sound system, mics etc this is up to client.
PA sound system with mic (cordless preferable but can work without)
Charge room or bathroom with mirror