Comedian Ventriloquist Justin Ver Burg knew he had a future in entertainment when, at age 16, he took first place in the “Big Foot Talent Contest” in the major metropolis of Acme, Wa. (population 263). A sure sign of future success.
While a student at Wheaton College, he took first place in its talent show. After his performance, he was in such a hurry to get to downtown Chicago to see a concert, he didn’t even realize he had commanded a standing ovation.
Shortly thereafter, Nike Securities L.P. approached him about coming on staff full-time to perform comedy for their top re-sellers.
In an effort to make his comedy stronger, he stepped into the comedy club scene. His goal was to make audiences laugh as hard at his show – which doesn’t contain any vulgar material – as those who talk about anything under the sun. Within six months, he was contacted by The Late Show with David Letterman to come to New York..
He’s appeared in a documentary on the art of Ventriloquism by Miramax Films, performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, and even in the bath tub.
He was recently selected by NBC Universal to star in his own TV show.