Damien James is formally trained in ventriloquism, magic, and special effects makeup, and has performed throughout Canada. He is an international champion ventriloquist who has been performing professionally for more than 12 years. Experience: Damien James has been performing professionally for 12 years (since the age of 12). His interest in magic started when he was six after his mother bought him a simple Magic Book. Later that same year, Damien received a Tommy Talker (pull-string dummy) from the Sears Christmas catalogue, a present his parents (we mean Santa Claus) regret to this day! Damien is a graduate of The Maher School of Ventriloquism and was the youngest person ever to win the coveted ‘Ventriloquist of the Year’ Award at The Magic Capitol of the World Convention. Damien creates all of his new characters and in his spare time and also works as a special effects artist for film and TV. He is a current student of Academy Award-Winning Special Effects guru, Dick Smith and his behind the scenes work can be seen on many TV shows as well as several features on the big screen. Damien James has been featured on several TV shows with his ventriloquism, including Comedy at Club 54 (syndicated stand-up comics series) Elvira Kurt Adventures in Comedy (The Comedy Network) Real Life Stories (Life Network) Final Cut (YTV) and more. He is currently designing a show combining Special Effects movie technology and high tech puppetry and animatronics with the ancient art of ventriloquism. Performance Style: Damien entertains people at all types of venues for all types of audiences. His performances can range from super clean, family-orientated shows to more edgy adult shows. What sets Damien James apart from others is that he uses movie technology and animatronics to bring his puppets to life. Damien creates all of his new puppets for his show and also custom designs puppets for television shows and other performers. He can create professional puppets that closely resemble celebrities or any other people. Why hire Damien James? Damien has won several major awards for his excellence in performance and is a popular, repeat comedy act with corporations, associations, and social events. Damien’s show is a clean Corporate Adult Show and can include a full set up depending on the venue and the client’s specific needs (Sound System, Backdrop, lighting, and Video Projection Screen). The show length can last anywhere from a strong 10-minute comedy routine to a 45-60-minute action-packed Performance. His show is unique, customized comedy entertainment that is guaranteed to be unforgettable! Works well in these types of events: special events, corporate events, private events, theatre shows, charity events, casino events, conventions, community events, trade shows, and award shows.
Very Funny and in Good Taste
"Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you again for the top-ranked performance of Damien James! He had the entire hall roaring with laughter at the Team appreciation event! The audience included all generations, Damien was hilarious! We would totally recommend any organization to have him in as their entertainment. Damien had the crowd going. Our General Manager, Lorne wasn't sure what was going to happen when Damien got him onto the stage, but it proved to be fantastic. So very funny and in good taste. Everyone had the best time!" - Joan Chetyrbok Dauphin Consumers Co-op
“You provided us with a memorable and fun evening and I will recommend you to anyone looking for professional comedy entertainment”. - Telus Communications “The highlight of the afternoon was when Damien invited one of the employees to participate. For 20 minutes the group laughed non-stop. It was very entertaining and a great success from all viewpoints.” - HSBC Technology Services North America “I was very happy with his professionalism, and he had the crowd laughing all night and subsequently for weeks afterwards as we remembered tidbits of the evening. I would recommend him to any group looking for a good, clean night of hilarity!” - Canadian Natural Resources Limited “Right from the start everyone was laughing and his closing act was priceless, if anyone wants to have a great evening I strongly recommend him!” - Trican