Jason is a Emcee, Host, Presenter, Singer, Impersonator, Actor and Comedian. He does this either as himself or as a one of his many celebrity characters or his original ones. Some of his characters are: Austin Flowers, Dame Edna Average, Queen Elizabeth II, Steve Ir-Winner, Scarlet Pimpernel, The Mad Hatter (Jonny Depp style) and his own female character Shirley Shagwell, an Indian character Vin Daloo, and a Russian Character Youra Pissmeoff, Circleman the Oracle and many more.
Jason is a sought after throughout the world to do some of the best themed events both for the high-end corporate and private sector. He performs for Gala Dinners, Charity Balls, Conventions, Conferences, end of year Christmas events, Awards nights, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Birthday events, Hens / Bachelor parties, expos or for any film or TV work.
CORPORATE PARTIES / LARGE EVENTS
His performance generally starts off with meeting and greeting guests as they arrive on the red carpet in one of His many characters (he often works with the client's video crew and mic interviewing guests, which is great as a keep sake for clients). After the meet and greet He then arrives with a big entrance on stage to MC the themed event by singing a fun song as he walks through the crowd to the stage or sometimes being lowered from the ceiling, arriving on a motor bike or even a pink Cadillac depending what client wants. Then a big welcome and a bit of improvised comedy.
Throughout the event Jason comes down off stage and continues mingling with guests with more interactive comedy. He then returns to the stage (generally with another song) to further MC the event, announcing other performing acts, CEO's, Auctions, special guests etc. This is discussed with the client depending on their needs.
DANCING WITH STARS (Game show style)
Then just before the time of the night when you would like the dancing to kick off, Jason does an approximately 20 min dance game show (This can be shorter or longer depending on amount of time client wants and can be tailored by the amounts of contestants that are pulled up). This interactive game show is called "Dancing with the Staff" ("Dancing with the Stuffed" if a private event) and is performed on a stage or dance floor area. This is great fun, very easy and works exceptionally well. He grabs guests from the audience (Birthday guest, Special guests or even CEO's and Managers if client requires). One by one He pulls out each of the contestants and briefly interviews them with an improvised laugh or two. This is done with the help of a game show assistant (a volunteer staff member provided by the client) who writes their name on a fun colored star shaped name tag and sticks it on each chosen contestant.
Contestants are then all placed in one horizontal straight line facing the audience with Jason in one of his many characters standing in front of them all. He briefly explains the name of the game to the contestants and audience which is: for the contestant to copy the sexy, funky and hilarious moves of the character. (accompanied with music he can supply or if need be by client if the have a specific song). Jason then asks the audience to be the judges with their applause that He calls the " clap-o-meter". After the music stops he ask the crowd how each guest went by who got the loudest clap. Finally Jason then narrows it down to the last two contestants (another quick dance off between them and winner gets a prize supplied by client. (Champers or a holiday etc.).
Straight after this live game show whilst the contestants are still on the dance floor Jason announces the band or DJ to crank it up for remaining guests to get up and dance too. Jason believes: "This is a great opportunity to kick off the dancing. The dance game achieves a similar effect to a bridal Waltz at weddings and is a great way to invite the remaining guests up to dance way into the night.
Jason continues dancing and roving amongst the guests and gets them all going to the end of the event.
PRIVATE EVENTS (eg: birthdays, Bachelorette, Bachelor parties etc)
Big surprise entrance by Singing a song as Jason walks through the crowd to the performance area (I bring mp3 or cd backing tracks client to provide sound system). He welcomes everyone and proceeds to invite the guest of honor person up to the stage area to sing another song to the person. Then some improvised comedy amongst audience and guest of honor. For birthdays Jason can kick off the happy birthday song while birthday person is still on stage area. The cutting of the cake and continue to host with improvised situational comedy and then invite friends or family to do speeches if any. Then Jason can start an interactive Dance off game show style called "Dancing with the stuffed" with some of the guest of honors friends that I help choose from audience to participate. Guests have to copy the funky moves of whatever character Jason performing with, with favorite music chosen by the guest of honors choice then invite audience to be the judges via what I call the "Clapometer". The one who gets the loudest clap wins a prize (supplied by client). Once finished the dance comp you can immediately flow into the DJ or band that playing that night. This dance off is a fab way of kicking of the nights dancing because then remaining guest join the contestants on stage to continue dancing throughout the night. Jason then comes down amongst guest and does some meet and greet roving around guests with interactive situational comedy.
For your peace of mind
Jason is good at reading each crowd differently. Jason says "My goal is to uplift people and to make them laugh but not to offend. As a guide I work and tailor my performance like the movie censorship ratings like PG, M or R etc. (depending on the event and what the client wants), which I believe is key as a corporate / private entertainer". Above all Jason desires to make people feel good have lots of laughs and make the audience happy
He is available to do all the above or just meet and greet, roving performing only if require. He also can Emcee events out of characters and Host just as himself if needed. He can do more than just one character per event.
Jason lives in West Hollywood and works throughout the US. He is available to also perform internationally. Being originally from Sydney Australia he performs also throughout Australia and Asia.
With Jason distinct style full of charm and positive energy, you'll find He's funny, warm, friendly and suitable for any occasion.
Born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, Jason began performing in the School choir at Rostrevor College. Most Saturdays He would join the choir up in the balcony at the rear of the church with his red robe and white thrill collar and sing for just $2 at peoples weddings. From there he was destined to entertain the world. As he grew older He continued to sing and became a renowned Gospel singer. He recorded two albums and would sing and entertain people from all denominations throughout Adelaide.
After years of singing Jason added Acting, Television Hosting and MC work to his repertoire. He eventually left Adelaide to expand his career and moved to Sydney. During his career he's been a regular singer on the Bert Newton Show and has sung live in concert with artists like Michael Bolton, hosted a variety television show called Rapture and has acted in numerous commercials and programs such as Australia's Most Wanted and Rove Live. Along with Television series Royal Pains, LuckTo Hell and Back and Run Chrissie Run. He also had a regular comedy spot on radio 5AA and Bondi FM. Other skills involve Creative Directing for the Events industry, music videos and corporate videos.
Jason performs in the US for nine months of the year Jason and returns to Sydney Australia to visit family and friends and to perform for the high season, late October to late January. Jason has some returns visits to Australia throughout the year depending on work. Jason holds a green card with permanent residency status of the USA.