Taylor Mason’s quick wit, flawless delivery & polished material make him a hit with audiences of all ages. He is a ventriloquist, musician & stand-up comedian.
Nonetheless, he carved out a career in comedy and entertainment that has taken him around the world and into living rooms across the United States for the past 25 years. He’s appeared on a myriad of television programs, youtube videos, and other online viral videos, he has won awards, he’s played Carnegie Hall, he’s written a book for Penguin Publishing, and once he did a show for children at his local public library!
Having graduated from The University of Illinois with a degree in agriculture (fertile training ground for any comedian!), followed by a master’s degree from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (in advertising – he could have written beer commercials!), Taylor Mason has never held a “real” job. His experience as a comedy writer and performer has taken him from The Second City Theater in Chicago to headlining gigs at every major comedy club across the country. He’s as comfortable writing and executing humor for corporate clients likeMicrosoft and Wal-Mart as he is doing a show for teens or children on a Disney Cruise ship.He’s performed for countless church functions. He’s done bar mitzvahs and synagogue shows. He continues to sell out comedy clubs and is requested at college campuses. Has he done a show on a rollercoaster yet? No, but for the right price he would!
It’s impossible to put Taylor Mason in a box. You cannot define his audience, because his act transcends demographics and niches. It’s a throwback and yet it’s contemporary. He’s inclusive, he’s genuinely interested in his audience and he’s 100% committed to every performance, every project, and every single job he takes.
There is no way to describe what he does, because combining ventriloquism, music and comedy is unique to Taylor Mason and quite literally needs to be seen to be believed. Google “Taylor Mason” and view hundreds of videos, some home-made, some taken from countless television and DVD projects, that continue to add up, including “Thou Shalt Laugh V.”
His latest adventure is a new variety show featuring family friendly adventures of one certainly terrific star puppet named ChildrenTalk, a comically curiously natured co‐host will star along with actor and ventriloquist Taylor Mason.
This is not the kind of act that draws media attention or big-time television sitcom deals or lucrative movie offers. Taylor Mason stays out of the bedroom and out of the bathroom (which sets him apart from most comedy acts today) and concentrates on jokes and punch lines. He respects people’s differences and concentrates on getting laughs. He gives great effort every time he takes the stage.
Does it sound old school? Only if music, laughter and the shared experience of sheer joy and excitement are out-of-date. For Taylor Mason these are calling cards as a comedian, and the pillars on which he has built an outstanding, consistent and truly American career as an entertainer.