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City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center presents:

Kevin Johnson - Master Ventriloquist, Comic, Magician

Friday, October 13, 8:00pm-10:00pm, Pleasanton


More than 18 million viewers were amazed by his "Godzilla Theater" on America's Got Talent, and Simon Cowell told Kevin Johnson, "America loves you!" The Master Ventriloquist, comedian, and magician skyrocketed to fame with his appearance on America's Got Talent, and brings "A new generation of ventriloquism" to his live show. Clean comedy, plus some magic and audience participation make this hilarious show a draw for all audiences.

As the only two-time International winner of the "Best Male Performer" award (IAAPA), Johnson has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. Letterman called his act: "Very, very impressive. I've never seen anything like that!"

In comparing Johnson to the iconic Edgar Bergen, the USA Today says: "Johnson is a ventriloquist. In fact, a right fine ventriloquist. I tell you, Bergen would move his lips, Kevin never does." And the Modesto Bee: "No, his lips didn't move. And after a while, it didn't matter because the crowd had bought into the believability of his characters. They watched the birds, not Johnson. And they laughed."

Kevin has been a ventriloquist nearly all his life, starting off as a kid of 9 when he was inspired by a pull-string dummy he got for Christmas. With no formal training, he taught himself the art of ventriloquism over a four-year period. His primary path was through studying how on earth parrots can be taught to speak without the use of lips, and then figuring out how to speak using only his tongue and his throat.

Along with the incredible ventriloquism skills (Johnson incorporates a variety of modes and techniques throughout the show), and the "realness" of Johnson's characters is top notch. And of course the comedy is super, and the content appropriate for all ages.

Friday, October 13

Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA, 94566

Reserved seat tickets: $20 - $30.

Phone: 925-931-4848

About City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center:
The Firehouse Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Pleasanton, opened in September 2010. The facility incorporates portions of the city's first fire station built in 1929. Highlights of the venue include a 227-seat studio theater, 2,000 square feet of high-quality art exhibit space in the Harrington Gallery, two large arts classrooms, and a spacious lobby for receptions and events.

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