For the first time, we have a co-host– it’s John Dunnigan! Our guest is the only one of its kind, Eric Haines, a classic one-man-band entertainer, stand-up stilt walker, artist-illustrator, comedian, juggler, unicyclist, guitarist, and variety artist. Eric has a bass drum slung on his back, a banjo over his shoulder, and plenty of bells and whistles everywhere else! Kids and adults have the chance to play along on maracas, spoons, and a special washboard equipped with a cowbell.
Eric began his career as a corporate entertainer in 1985. Then he went full time as a professional comedian in 1995. He now has over twenty-five years total experience working as an all-around entertainer, both as a comedian and in the professional fields of theater, children’s theater, school assembly programs, fairs and festival entertainment, school workshops and corporate entertainment.
Listen to Eric’s story, music, and comedy.
- How Eric became a one-man-band
- When clients regard him as a great value,
- How he markets his shows
- That he becomes a multiple personality “disorder” when he transforms into multiple personalities by means of his various costumes
- He has hurt himself many times during his comedy shows
- His plan when he gets too old and weak to carry his 60-pound musical equipment
- When his body parts wear out for his physically-straining stunts, he plans to evolve into something else.
- Juggling is the most wearying
- What makes him different from the rest of the comedians
- He composes his own music and plays it while he’s walking on his stilts
- He draws pictures of himself
- He has a very strong drive to learn new things, a strong compulsion
- His secret to being multi-skilled and multi-talented
- His advice to young people who want to follow his footsteps
- He has learned to package his art
- His biggest challenge is how to market his shows
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