Other Children's Entertainer(5 Reviews)
Country: United States
Based In: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Standup Sets: 85 Year Old Senior Citizen, Repeating 3rd Grade, Riding in an Elevator, Toilet Tissue, Mask, Dogs, Guns, Being Married-Twice, Truck Stops, Restaurants, Dying, Fast Food, Dyslexia…
Storytelling Topics: Being Poor, Flunking 3rd Grade, Playing Baseball, Living in a Fire Station, Selling Cars, Managing a Restaurant, Teaching Preschool Children, Building a Privy, Working with Professional Football Players, Running for Public Office…
Workshops: Teaching children, teens and adults how to master a Rubik’s Cube, Ages 7-75.
I flunked out of third grade because I couldn’t read. After the second try, I still couldn’t read any better than I could the first go around. I graduated from high school illiterate, received a B.A. in Psychology and couldn’t read a newspaper. Presently as a Professor Emeritus, I read no better than 6th grade.
I received a doctorate with honors, wrote three of the largest selling text books in my field, became a Fulbright scholar to teach a theory I developed on how to help people achieve. The theory was presented at the American University in Cairo Research Conference and select ... ed as the feature article in the conference proceedings.
I also actually worked for a living: paper boy, dishwasher, fry cook, iron foundry worker, farm hand, paint store clerk, oil field worker, semi-pro baseball player, used car salesman, school teacher and rehabilitation counselor.
Administratively, I have been a restaurant manager of one of the largest restaurant chains in the Midwest, furniture stripping and repair proprietor buying a company out of bankruptcy and developing it into one of the best in the state, General Manager of one of the most prestigious automobile dealerships in the South, first Director of one of the largest Head Start programs in the nation, and Dean of Education at a Research 1, flagship university.
Retired in 2020 and been performing stand up comedy ever since.
Reviews (5 Reviews)
Stand Up: New 2 years experience, 263 Open mics at 22 locations, 44 Showcases at 27 venues.
Workshops: Experienced, researched and seasoned 5 years experience, taught over 600 children, teens, and adults how to work a Rubik’s Cube, 4 States, Developed system-easiest way to solve Rubik’s Cube with manual, worksheets, and video.
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Meet the Act
Wanted to do stand up comedy since high school but, temporarily, put it on hold to earn a living and raise a family. Retired at 83 years of age, first performance, Durty Bull Brewing Comedy Open Mic, April 30, 2021, Durham, North Carolina.
Memoir recently published, See Jimmy Run, available Amazon
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