Jason Thompson

Why book Jason Thompson?

Australian born Jason Thompson is a Character Emcee, roving performer, meet and greet comedian for themed events. Both for the high-end corporate and private sector. He does over fourteen different characters depending on the theme of the party. He does Austin Powers, Dame Edna, Queen Elizabeth II, Scarlet Pimpernel, Elvis, Love Guru and Steve Irwin. His own original female /drag character Shirley Shagwell, Bollywood Indian character Mr Vin Daloo, and a Russian Character Youra Pissmeoff, Mad hattter and more. He does Gala Dinners, Charity Balls, Conventions, Conferences, end of year Christmas events, Awards nights, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Birthday events, expos or for any film or TV work.

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Dames will be Dames

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

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Reviewer: Steve P.
Organization: Home
Event: Birthday Party in Placentia, CA
Event Date: Apr 5, 2014
Hired As: Dame Edna Impersonator

Warm, Funny, Welcoming and Awesome!

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!

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Reviewer: Sarah S.
Event: Birthday Party in Santa Monica, CA
Event Date: Jul 17, 2013
Hired As: Female Impersonator

Exceptional Austin Impersonator

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.

Thanks Jason!

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Reviewer: Sarah W.
Organization: AIG
Event: Corporate Event in Los Angeles, CA
Event Date: Jun 5, 2013
Hired As: Austin Powers Impersonator, Australian Entertainment, Comedian, Corporate Comedian, Impersonator, Look-Alike

Fantastic and hilarious entertainment

Hi Jason,

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!

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Reviewer: Alexa C.
Organization: A.C.E Events
Event: Launch Party in San Francisco, CA
Event Date: Jun 8, 2013
Hired As: Female Impersonator

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: $300-2000
  • Insurance: $1000000 - Public liability
  • Languages: English, Italian, Other
  • Unions: Non Union

Overview

see above

Additional Booking Notes

I generally require for larger events 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.

Jason Thompson

WHAT JASON GENERALLY DOES AT EACH EVENT

Jason’s can performs as Himself or one of his many characters. ( Austin Flowers, Dame Edna Average, GetWell Smart, Shirley Shagwell, Vin Daloo, Steve Irwin, The Queen of England, Love GURU Sim Card, Willy Wonka, Mad Hatter and many more)

Jason is a sought after comical Master of Ceremonies and Entertainers throughout the world for both the corporate and private sector.

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 (Game show style)
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.

Jason lives in West Hollywood and works throughout the US. He is available to also perform internationally. Being originally from Sydney Australia he performs also throughout Australia and Asia.

With Jason distinct style full of charm and positive energy, you'll find He's funny, warm, friendly and suitable for any occasion.


Testimonies
For client testimonies visit Jason's web site by clicking onto the above official web site link above in blue and click onto the ABOUT PAGE. www.jasonthompson.net/ABOUT.html

Setup Requirements

sound system.cordless mic and MP3 player

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