Before anything else, I'm a parent of an amazing child who sings, dances, acts, and does a little magic, circus, and clown, just like their daddy. I'm the husband of a fantastic woman who runs a non-profit, and we work together as a team to make sure everything gets done. I'm pretty lucky.
For many years, performing was my full-time job. I walked down a red carpet arm in arm with Madonna. Rosie O'Donnell pinched my bottom. Viveca Fox flirted with me. The President of the United States hired me to walk stilts for him. Steve Martin shook my hand and told me I was on the right track. I headlined the largest cruise ships in the world, performed on several episodes of Sesame Street, and was the Associate Artistic Director of the World Clown Festival in China for nearly 8 years.
Now, I'm a full-time educator, and I take on a smaller number of entertainment jobs per year. Here's why that matters to you--because of my income as an educator, I can offer equal value at a lower cost to you. I've had just as much experience as my competitors, maybe even more, and my show is just as good, my skills are just as strong.
For close to 20 years I was a full-time performer, and no matter how great a job is, anything can become a grind when you do it all the time. Now, I only take on a certain amount of work, so when we choose to work together, you have my full attention. I'm as invested in the success of your event as you are. I'm not just meeting a quota to pay the bills, and I won't show up rumpled and sweaty because you're the fourth event of the day.
I know, as a parent and educator, that kids are germ factories. I clean my equipment regularly, and if any items get handled by a child, they get washed before my next show. All of my colleagues and I use one of the same three insurance providers, so we can all say we have $2,000,000 or $3,000,000 of coverage. Which is true, it's aggregate coverage, but it's there nonetheless. But does our insurance cover negligence in regard to passing illness? That's still up in the air. Make sure your entertainer takes every precaution. I know that's what I would want as a parent. There's hand sanitizer in my case, and I use it in the show. And I make it funny, without belittling it's usefulness.
I love getting to know the people in the community as I engage with more of you through events large and small. I'm always happy to hear about your needs and we can discuss the many options that I can provide to see if it's a good fit. However, precisely because I'm an educator for much of the year, I don't need to be a pushy salesperson. If we're a good fit, I'll give you my best. If I think someone else I know might be able to serve your needs better, I'm happy to pass their information on. The most important thing to me is your event going well. As a parent and a client who supports small businesses, I know that quality and reliability are important. I'd rather keep events special and fun for both you and me, so that you're getting my best each time.
You're welcome to email me directly at ValleyVarietyPHX@gmail.com if you have any questions, or you can always call at 602-888-3060. Both of those make the device in my pocket go 'ding', and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks for being interested in my silly and wonderful life. I hope to connect with you soon.