Jay Johnson, the former star of the television
sitcom "Soap" is considered technically one of the best
ventriloquists ever. The illusion of life that he creates on stage has to be seen live to
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The myth that ventriloquists are possessed with a dual personality could
be true about Jay. He has the rare ability to combine entertainment with business sense.
He sees his audience as the customer and his act as the product adapting the
product to meet the needs of the market. He understands the "show business" and
the business audience.
Although known mostly for his performance on the controversial show
"Soap," Jay Johnson has been involved in other television shows
as well. He has been a guest star on many sit-coms both as a ventriloquist and as an
actor. He has written and produced network and cable variety shows and hosted two
syndicated television series as well as a five-year series of comedy specials for a
Jay is a regular guest on "The Tonight Show"
and did a series for Cannell Films and CBS. He developed and wrote two series and a movie
of the week, as well as his dream project of producing a "one-man ventriloquial stage
He is much more than just an inventive ventriloquist, comedian, writer
and producer. Jay is also a very good salesman. The product that
he sells is his imagination.
What others say --
"All of us at Oldsmobile were delighted to
have you participate in our Announcement meeting. We knew that your role was an important
part of our meeting and you didn't let us down.
The ability of free expression that
"Bob" brought to the audience was perfect. You were able to handle those tough
issues in exactly the way every dealer in the audience could appreciate. And based on the
applause, your routine was truly enjoyed by everyone.
Again, on behalf of the entire Oldsmobile team,
thanks for being with us and best wishes for the future." --D.E. Lahti
Cotter & Company: (Warehouse Distributors & Manufacturers)
"Thank you for your participation in our
National Sales Meeting. Your presentation was extremely well received by all of our
Everyone indicated this year's meeting to be the
best and most informative that they had ever attended. Your help in achieving this goal
was greatly appreciated."
-- Dan Burton, National Member, Development Manager
Dave Patrizi, Assistant National Member, Development Manager
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