holiday parties - employee & client events
James Wedgwood excels at clean, professional entertainment designed to meet your business needs. Before each engagement, he researches your organization, corporate culture, products, etc. to make the program truly unique.
He also always mingles with your guests during the social hour so that by the time he hits the stage, he has a good understanding not only of what’s important to your business, but many of the personalities as well.
“Just thought I would touch base with you and let you know about all the great comments I am hearing about your show...EVERYONE HAD A BLAST! Thanks so much!"
Henry County Health Center
Mt. Pleasant, IA
“I was really nervous prior to the party since I made the decision on my own to go with a ventriloquist act. All the worry was for naught. HE WAS GREAT! Many co-workers and management told me it was the best party we’ve ever had. It worked out beautifully."
Indianhead Foodservice Distributor
Eau Claire, WI
This formula has made James a success not just at events for large firms such as 3M, IBM, General Mills and Cenex, but also countless companies with 100 employees or less.
His program is perfect for associations, trade organizations and conventions as well.
It truly is “The Most Fun You Can Have Without Moving Your Lips.”
Fairs and Festivals
“I think the biggest compliment a fair can give a performer is saying, “Why don’t you come back sometime?” We have given James that compliment several times now. What a great performer that will entertain all ages."
Clay County Fair, Spencer IA
“James is prompt, professional and willing to please!"
Minnesota State Fair
One of the best parts of summer is going to your favorite fair or festival. And for many people, it’s one of the few chances they get to see great live entertainment so it’s got to be engaging, unique, and appropriate for a wide range of audiences.
James prides himself on filling that description on all levels. From children to Grandma, everyone is comfortable with his hilarious characters and outrageous audience participation.
If you live in Wisconsin, Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Montana, Indiana, Minnesota, Idaho or New Mexico, you may have already seen James at your state fair, or at county fairs and festivals across the country.
Legacy - Summer Reading
James has a special place in his heart for libraries for two reasons: First, he started his career over two decades ago with tours of the SELCO, Arrowhead and MELSA systems, and second, his wonderful spouse Gail is a librarian.
“James has performed at 10 sites throughout ECRL and for a special Legacy program in collaboration with the library and a local elementary school.
I have known James for several years and working with him is always a pleasure. He is very professional, on time, comes prepared and ready to perform! His experience is evident in the quality of his presentations."
East Central Regional
“James Wedgwood keeps the children and adults laughing out loud with his hilarious routines. He is, by far, our favorite summer reading program entertainer. His interaction with the audience is spot-on. Everyone loves James and his puppets!"
Glenwood Public Library
He enjoys performing for library patrons of all ages to this day and has become a favorite in several systems including Northwest, Great River, Arrowhead, East Central and Viking.
The show is chocked full of high energy laughs, audience involvement, and James always makes a point to work in your summer reading theme. And for Legacy programs James can include a segment on the history and art of ventriloquism where patrons learn to say a few simple words without moving their lips!
comedy nights - nooners - family events
“James Wedgwood’s rousing performance was just what the student body needed going into spring break. The content of the act was hilarious and students as well as the community were able to relate to his humor and jokes about college life . . . and he was as great offstage as he was on!"
Upper Iowa University
James’ act works well for a wide range of college events. Great for comedy nights where a little edge is needed, or kids and sibs events where everything has to be geared to a strictly family audience, James has the flexiibility to adjust the show so it is perfectly appropriate for any audience. Regardless of the age group, one thing that sets James apart is his hilarious audience participation, always a hit with students and families alike.
James also likes to do his homework before a college performance, working with students and staff to learn about athletic rivals, major school curriculums, and current events on campus, creating a truly memorable and personal performance. And because of his extensive experience with businesses, James knows how to resonate with non-tradional students returning to school to start a new career.
“Thank you for your wonderful performance during our Welcome Week festivities. Students new and old enjoyed your show very much! During a time with many stand-up comedians, your humor provided us with a pleasant alternative. "
Television & Radio
“We had a blast with no lips!"
Crook & Chase
“You done good son!"
Harold Reid, The Statler Brothers
As a longtime member of AFTRA, James has done lots of television and radio. With national appearances on “The Statler Brothers Show”, “Crook & Chase,” “Garage Logic” with Joe Soucheray, commercials for Target and Armed Forces Radio and Television, and countless spots on regional TV, James knows what it’s like to be in front of the camera or behind a microphone. He particularly enjoys having his characters irreverently ad-lib with the hosts, which often proves to be the most fun of all!