Last updated on December 23rd, 2017 at 05:41 am
Not everybody can make people laugh with the same passion and energy as Taylor Mason. It is really a marvelous thing which requires great talent and devotion.
Taylor’s work can be considered 100% family in a friendly way. It means you can enjoy it together with your loved ones, without worries.
His quick wit, smart jokes, perfect delivery and tremendous ventriloquism skills have always wowed crowds. However, how much do you know about Taylor Mason?
Let’s go through a journey which defines this talented clean comedian.
Mason was born on the 22nd of February 1956 in Hinsdale, Illinois and grew up in Chicago’s suburbs.
His father, Bill Mason, was a Radio farm broadcaster and a deacon in the Congregational Church. He worked at WGN Radio and Television, a local Chicago station which featured farm news in the early mornings and every day at noon.
Taylor was fascinated by his father’s job and often tagged along. Bill did not only broadcast news but was also hired by local farmers groups to speak at conferences and meetings.
Even if his childhood revolved around piano lessons, Little League, summer vacations and church dinners, Taylor’s father had a huge positive influence.
While Taylor was in high-school, the entire family moved to Ottawa, Illinois. He eventually graduated from Ottawa High in 1974.
Then it was time for college. Taylor attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he majored in agriculture and communications, graduating in 1979.
College was another defining period for this multi-talented clean comedian. Taylor Mason played varsity football for The Fighting Illini but suffered a knee injury during his junior season.
So, Mason began performing at his fraternity as a disc jockey and comedian for dances, having to spend an entire autumn in an ankle-to-hip cast. Taylor only needed two years to become a campus favorite by spinning records and telling jokes at parties, college functions, and university events.
Taylor Mason, the Funny Musical Ventriloquist
Those final two years of college made Taylor rediscover a ventriloquist puppet received as a gift for his 10th-birthday from his parents. He quickly decided to combine the puppet, stand-up comedy and music into a sort of one-man variety show.
He went on to get a job as a musical director for The Second City Touring Company and was admitted to The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1982. He earned a Masters’ Degree in Advertising twelve months later and started working as a ventriloquist at Zanies Comedy Club.
By 1990, Mason began making television appearances on all the popular shows of the day:
- Evening at the Improv
- Comic Strip Live
- Caroline’s Comedy Hour
- MTV Half-Hour Comedy Hour.
Back to the Present
Taylor’s entire youth was a forming stage. He was able to experiment and polish his talents.
Fast-forwarding forward, Taylor’s career grew exponentially with each unique show. He is now one of the best clean comedians you can hire for your event, and his talents are recognized worldwide.
He even performed for corporations such as Microsoft or Disney. Additionally, Taylor Mason is an excellent choice for church events, as his comedy is always clean.
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