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, entertained at the Winter Olympics, and even in the bath tub.