Comedian Taylor Mason and Paquito the man
Ventriloquist, comedian and writer Taylor Mason performs with Paquito a timid, verbally-challenged puppet with a penchant for feats of microphone gymnastics. Paquito joins the ranks of Mason’s other lovable creations, such as the wise-cracking Romeo, a part-time crash test dummy and wrestler named Sumo, and Paco-a Spanish speaking pig who somehow also managed to pass the Bar Exam.
All of his characters are unique, entertaining and hilarious-all thanks to Mr. Mason’s talent, wit and years of experience in show business. After getting his start with the esteemed Second City Theater in Chicago, Mason finally got his big break in 1990. A tough audition process led him to have the opportunity to compete against some of the best and brightest comics in the country on Ed McMahon’s Star Search, a predecessor to America’s Got Talent. The live audience was impressed, and so was the esteemed judges-who awarded him the grand prize of $100,000.
The notoriety that went with winning such a competition didn’t hurt either, gaining him appearances on such classic shows as Evening at the Improv, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Comic Strip Live and the MTV Half-Hour Comedy Hour. Not content with only appearing on other people’s programs, Taylor Mason has also created and produced his own television shows for children, such as Bananas, Taylor’s Attic and an upcoming new variety series-all featuring his sweet and fascinating characters.
Taylor Mason is also an accomplished writer, having written The Complete Idiots Guide To Ventriloquism. Published by Alpha in 2010, the book is a highly regarded must-read for aspiring ventriloquists. In addition to writing about the craft, Mason is also a sought after teacher on the subject of ventriloquism.
Having performed at every major comedy club in the United States, Mason’s one-man variety show has been seen at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Red Rocks in Colorado and The Sydney Opera House in Australia. While Mason’s work isn’t necessarily just for little children, his family friendly content has been deemed clean enough to be performed on cruise lines, corporate functions and church gatherings across the country. By staying away from offensive humor, Taylor Mason’s act is appropriate for groups of all ages. With satisfied clients that include Disney, Microsoft and Wal-Mart, Mr. Mason’s show is perfect for any function, event or private gathering-big or small!
To book Taylor Mason and Paquito call 615-283-0039 or email [email protected] to find out more about booking Taylor Mason for your next comedy event.