This past Thursday, March 27th, I had the pleasure of seeing Jeff's show in Mansfield, Ohio.
It was sold out (as are nearly all of his shows on this "Spark of Insanity" tour).
I had a chance to take a look at his tour bus. It is one of those huge Prevost tour coaches like you see rock stars traveling in. He had a custom workshop area built into it to work on figures as he travels across the U.S. Very nice. I told Jeff he must be doing really well with his Amway business.
The show was hilarious.
He and Peanut had a great 15 minute ad-lib session with a guy on the front row who was a police officer for 23 years and then changed careers and became a male nurse.
Jeff and Peanut had a field day with the guy and his story of switching careers.
Plus a lot of fun stuff from Walter, Jose and Achmed.
His set ran close to 2 hours!
"Guitar Guy" Brian Haner did headliner material himself during the opening act portion of the show. Very funny guy. He's also one of the best guitar players I've ever heard. He talks comically about his 30+ year career in music as he plays pieces of popular songs from the 1960's to today.
His son is the lead guitar player in the hit metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
A lot of new material from Jeff as he hones in on the stuff he is going to tape for a Christmas TV special being recorded this summer in time for a holiday release.
Jeff is a lesson in ventriloquism and showmanship just by watching him perform.
I also had a chance to visit with vent Kimberly Yeager, who lives in Mansfield, and was at the show.
Kimberly Yeager and Lee at Vent Haven 2007
On another note, thanks to all of you who invested in Ken Groves new show business course.
There was a good response to my post last week, and I'm sure all of you who purchased it will get a lot out of the information.I do have a handful of the original quantity Ken sent me.
If you have not picked up a copy yet, you can read about it here:
There's nothing like it on the market.
Vent Haven Convention 2008 is fast approaching. It's July 16-19. Go to http://www.venthaven.com/ for more information and to download a registration form.
Hope to see you there.