Gary Thison – Comedian

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Gary Thison

“Our special guest this evening is a very busy comedian. In addition to working comedy clubs and corporate events across the country he also appears regularly in Las Vegas, has written for Tim Allen and Rodney Dangerfield, was host of the “On Tap Tour” during cable broadcasts of Detroit Tiger, Piston and Red Wing games and is the originator of HBO’s “Comic Relief.” Please welcome GARY THISON.”

Gary Thison will make your next event hilarious.

His engaging personality and off-beat view of the world fuel a fun filled show which has had audiences roaring for many years. His many shows include a full hour of comedy monologues, jokes, audience participation and wacky comedy-magic; spoof speeches where Gary can appear to be anyone you want him to be; or you can get everyone involved with his Comedy Trivia Game Show.

STAND UP COMEDY SHOW

This is Gary’s standard show. His engaging personality and somewhat askew (“If I want to know what you think, I’ll askew!” view of the world makes his monologues about having kids, being a kid, deer hunting (without offending either side of the “real” issue) and living on the planet a treat for any audience.

Combine this with a smattering of audience participation, prop comedy and offbeat comedy-magic and you just killed an hour laughing. What more do you want from a comedian?

SPOOF SPEECHES

This is a lot of fun! Gary is booked as a speaker, who is supposedly an expert in your field. When he begins talking, he is not only boring, but it’s kinda hard to figure out if he even knows what he’s talking about. After just a few minutes of scaring the hell out of the audience (who thinks that they’re going to have to sit through a long speech), Gary reveals that he’s really there to do comedy – and they always love him! Hey, anything is better than a boring speech.

COMEDY/TRIVIA GAME SHOW

This show was created when Gary kept getting asked back to the same company for a second year. The audience didn’t change, and neither did Gary’s act (well, not too much anyway).So Gary devised an act that consists of lots of audience participation, prizes, and new stand-up monologues.

There are seven categories (eight if you wish to have a special “Your Company” one written). Every time you correctly answer a trivia question you receive a piece of Laffy Taffy and get to pick the next category. The three people with the most candy at the end of the game get to play the final round for great prizes (or lousy prizes – it depends on how cheap the company is).

COMEDY ROASTS

This is essentially Gary’s stand-up show, but in the middle of his performance he roasts company executives, the guest of honor, or whomever you wish. You simply need to provide Gary with some “dirt” about the roastees, and sit back and laugh.