Guys Speak: Jimmy Nelson, Jay Johnson, and Ronn Lucas
Big Guys Speak
by Anne Roberts, Vent Haven Museum Board of
convention anecdote is from my own convention memories. During the
14th Annual ConVENTion back in 1988, there was a panel called Big Guys
Speak featuring Jimmy Nelson, Jay Johnson, and Ronn Lucas. At the
time, I knew very little about actual ventriloquism but I remember
sitting in the audience and cracking up listening to these comedic pros
share their wit and wisdom. Below are two video clips of
highlights from that session. Click on the blue link to play using
Windows Media Player.
For Mac users, go to http://www.real.com/ to
download Real Player.
Big Guys Speak Video 1
Big Guys Speak Video 2
The entire version of the Big Guys Speak
is available for sale at the Vent Haven Museum gift shop during the
convention. Check it out during the bus tours.
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back in 1982, Johnny Main was honored for being voted Vent of the Year in
1981 with a little roast as was the custom at the time -- a roast being
where your friends step up to the mike and poke a little fun (or a lot of
fun). at you. Much to Johnny's surprise when it was his turn at the
mike, he looked out in the audience and saw hundreds of Johnny Mains
staring back at him. What? As part of the fun, all the
audience members were holding Johnny masks up in front of their
faces. Clinton Detweiler got the masks printed up, and he and Adelia
cut them out by hand and glued sticks on the night before for everyone to
hold up. Their hard work and humor paid off. That was a good joke.
anecdote was submitted by Dale Brown. Thanks, Dale!
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