Variety Act in
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI, USA
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CREDITS: Late Show with David Letterman, Major Corporate Events, Resort & Hotels
BIOGRAPHY & DESCRIPTION
Recognized as one of the world's great ventriloquists, Jim Barber has been honored as the "International Ventriloquist of the Year," "Comedy Entertainer of the Year," by the National Association of Campus Activities and Showtime, the Movie Channel named him one of the "Funniest People in America (Tennessee Representative)" for his creative approach to the art of ventriloquism.
Jim co-stars in his own Branson, Missouri theater with illusionists The Hamners. The Hamner Barber Theater runs annually from mid-February through mid-December. Jim was first introduced to Branson as the featured comedian in Glen Campbell's Goodtime Show. He has since been featured in other successful Branson productions with The Osmonds, Tony Orlando, Bobby Vinton and the late Eddie Rabbitt. He served as a national co-host for the Jerry Lewis "Stars Across America" Labor Day Telethon and has appeared on many national television shows including most recently, CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman."
Jim appears regularly in Las Vegas, Reno and major resort destinations performing for national corporate events and his participation in USO shows have taken him around the world entertaining our troops. He is also a favorite aboard cruise ships and was a featured artist for the maiden Caribbean voyage of one of the world's largest cruise liners, Cunard's Queen Mary 2.