WHAT ABOUT BOB?
I'm a pumped man. I mean you gotta be pumped, ‘cause it’s a weird world out there and there’s a lot of weird stuff going on. So I’m pumped!
I grew up in Spokane Washington, and it was a great place to be raised. I had great parents that helped me focus on what my talents were and what I could do best; and it’s a good thing, because I was full of “Beans and Shenanigans”
I moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago and I have really enjoyed living here since, with many opportunities in music, stand-up comedy, acting and unemployment.
I majored in music in college and have enjoyed performing music, as well as stand-up comedy at many venues across the country, and so I have always loved combining both of these elements into my concerts that I present. It keeps me pumped.
I picked up the skill of ventriloquism as a kid and it has since become a part of my stand-up comedy routine, leading to many performance opportunities; not to mention that some people think that I'm just plain weird playing with dolls. Well, actually there not dolls, there called dummies, but they do all have their own unique personalities. That's not weird though, right?
So here I am now in LA loving life and having a great time pursuing what I do best, and always with the goal to honor the gifts and talents that I have been blessed with. Even though I am still full of “Beans and Shenanigans” - but good Shenanigans.
GRADUATE OF EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY *Degrees in MUSIC COMPOSITION & MUSIC EDUCATION.
MUSICIAN: Sing and write music, Music Arranging and Orchestrating.
ADVANCED INSTRUMENTS: Piano, Guitar, Trombone, Harmonica (Jazz, Blues, Country & Rock), Bass Guitar and the "Turkey Baster".
VENTRILOQUIST: Have been performing professionally for over 30 years.
STAND-UP COMEDY: Many different venues across the country, including THE ICE HOUSE, THE COMEDY STORE, L.A. CONNECTION & THE COMEDY UNDERGROUND.
STAND-UP COMEDY & SCIENCE AS "MAD BOB" for MAD SCIENCE OF L.A. Performing shows throughout Los Angeles for 18 years.
SAG-AFTRA ACTOR: Performed theatre in Seattle & Los Angeles, Independent Film & Television Productions, and National Commercials.
ACTING TRAINING: Joseph Pearlman L.A. - Scene Study, WCI STUDIOS L.A. - Dramatic Technique, Sit-Com Technique, On-Camera Audition, Cold Reading, Improv & Commercials. Dolores Diehl L.A. - Voiceover Technique.
COMEDY TRAINING: Barb & Steve North Comedy Workshop L.A. - Stand-up, Improv, Commercials & On Stage Technique.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Character Voices, Musical Arm Virtuoso, Goofy Noise Impressions, "ONE MAN BAND", Horseback Riding, Swing Dance, Many Sports and "Cow-Chip Tossing".