If you only know Taylor Mason as a ventriloquist with his puppets, you should experience how funny he is performing comedy music when his foam friends aren’t around. Taylor is an accomplished musician and monologuist; he can convulse crowds simply by sitting at a piano and regaling them with musical comedy and original songs.
Ventriloquism and Comedy Music are a great combination
This video displays Taylor’s gift for comedy music and his characteristic inventiveness. He lets the crowd participate in what might be history’s easiest singalong: The lyrics consist entirely of the phrase “here we go.” Plus, there are samples of his heavy metal lullaby and the “world’s worst country song.” An audience member even gets to sit next to Taylor and perform a duet with him.
Some people are meant to sing the blues – not Taylor Mason! He entertains audiences with the Worst Blues Song Ever.
His life has all the pathos and heartbreak of a soggy Jell-o salad at a Sunday picnic. Taylor “I Can’t Complain Much” Mason will take you along on his personal journey in the Worst Blues Song Ever from the normal suburban home he shares with his lovely wife to … a nearby golf course. Heart-wrenching? Nope, but sweet piano playing and comedy accompanies faux-blues lyrics about his uber-normal life. You’ve got to hand it to Taylor. He tries hard to tap into that singular style of American music born of in the Deep South! He doesn’t quite make it to that mix of sorrow and spirituality – it’s more like a mixture of milk and toast, but he does take you places you’ll enjoy going! A hilarious musical interlude from a would-be soul man.
Taylor — a native of Hinsdale, Illinois — has show business in his DNA. His father was a Chicago radio host. One of Taylor’s prized possessions as a child was a ventriloquist’s dummy that his parents bought him when he turned 10 years old. However, he didn’t really get his start performing until he was an undergraduate at the University of Illinois. There, he became a popular emcee at fraternity and sorority social events. Those initial forays into comedy allowed Taylor to sharpen his improvisational instincts and figure out how to make even the most sophisticated students laugh uproariously at clean, family-friendly material.
Taylor has performed musical comedy before college crowds thousands of times since graduating from Illinois in 1979. Perhaps he cherishes these gigs because college audiences constituted his first audiences. Of course, he has played many other kinds of venues. He’s headlined at the nation’s top comedy clubs, and he’s appeared many times on television. He even won “Star Search” in 1990, competing against some tough comedic competition. And speaking of television, Taylor has created and starred in his own syndicated TV shows for kids: “Taylor’s Attic” and “Children Talk.”
Given his G-rated material, musical comedy and his undeniable talent, Taylor has long been a hit with major corporations. He’s a Disney Cruise Line regular. Microsoft and Walmart have both hired him. What’s more, few comics are as prolific as Taylor Mason. In addition to his own books and recordings, he’s appeared multiple times in the wildly popular “Thou Shalt Laugh” series of Clean comedy DVDs. And even after all those years on the road, he still has a big heart and an unquenchable love for charitable activity. Indeed, Taylor has appeared countless times before church outreach events and at benefits for non-profit organizations.
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