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Today’s Guest: Comedian and ventriloquist Jay Johnson, star of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Jay Johnson: The Two & Only and the 1970s ABC-TV sitcom “Soap.”
Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with comedian and ventriloquist Jay Johnson, star of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Jay Johnson: The Two & Only and the 1970s ABC-TV sitcom “Soap,” by clicking on the video player above!
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of carefully trained ventriloquists ? and their ghosts ? including Edgar Bergen, Wayland Flowers, Shari Lewis, and Paul Winchell, who will ensure that no dummies ? or Jeff Dunham ? are harmed in the making of this episode? in the NEW new media capital of the world? St. Petersburg, Florida!
If you watch only one Tony Award-winning video that encompasses the history of ventriloquism this year… make it Jay Johnson: ?The Two and Only.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking?ventriloquism? Blecch!
But hear me out.
You can LISTEN to this interview with comedian and ventriloquist JAY JOHNSON, star of JAY JOHNSON: THE TWO & ONLY, by clicking the audio player above!
First of all, if you?re a TV fan of a certain age?say, mine or older?you will recognize Jay Johnson from his role as ?Chuck Campbell? on the long-running, late 1970s ABC sitcom ?Soap.? It also starred Billy Crystal as primetime?s first major gay character and Jay Johnson as its first ventriloquist.
We?ve had a lot of gay characters since then, but not another recurring ventriloquist character to the best of my knowledge.
In ?The Two and Only,? which was originally conceived for and performed on the Broadway stage, Johnson goes to laugh-out-loud extremes to detail the early days of ventriloquism?imagine someone throwing his or her voice during the Dark Ages?and eventually he interwines the industry?s history with his own.
I?ve had my own fascination with ventriloquists since I was very young?watching Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney on a black & white TV as a boy, and later discovering old-time radio episodes of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.
I don?t know about you, but I?m really going to enjoy this.