Entertainment | After Dinner Speaker | Humor | Magic
Glenn Strange has always loved making people laugh. Yes, Strange is his real name. Even as far back as when he was in kindergarten. The five year olds thought he was hilarious. The teacher felt sorry for him; he couldn't help the way he looked. At age 6, the doctors recommended removing his tonsils and adenoids. After that, things got better. Still looked funny, but the doctor was able to buy a new car.
All through elementary and junior high school Mr. Strange struggled because he was extremely shy, lacked confidence, and didn't make friends easily. When all the other kids were participating in group activities, like playing sports, and attending summer camp, he was home watching variety and comedy TV programs.
Shortly after entering high school Glenn Strange discovered he had a natural gift to make people laugh. He began using his humor to make new friends, and gain self-confidence. The very thing that his parents and teachers believed to be a problem was, in fact, a blessing. Extreme shyness had caused him to retreat to the safety and comfort of watching TV. He didn't watch cartoons, cowboys, super heroes, sports, or any programs normal kids his age would watch. It was the funny stuff he loved to watch. Programs with the masters of comedy like Red Skelton, Carol Burnett, Jack Benny, Andy Griffith, Lucille Ball, Phil Silvers, Bill Cosby, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Jackie Gleason. Like a sponge, his young mind was soaking up comedy and humor skills. He was developing his sense of timing, his delivery, and learning just what makes people laugh. Unknowingly, he was taking part in a TV correspondence comedy course.
After finishing school, Mr. Strange went on to a normal job as a machine designer. One day, a coworker returned from a family vacation at Disney World, and gave Glenn a vanishing handkerchief magic trick. It didn't take him long to figure out that magic was the tool he needed to have a reason to stand in front of crowds and be funny. It only took about 3 hours and twenty dollars to become a magician.
Today Glenn Strange travels the United States presenting his programs to corporations and associations. His programs contain comedy, audience interaction, magic, recorded music, humorous stories, and a motivational message. Audience members enjoy participating in situation comedy routines, and becoming an important part of the program. He says, "Many of today's comedy entertainer's abuse or make fun of their audience members to get cheap laughs. I've worked years developing a one-of-a-kind quality program that does not embarrass or make fun of any audience member. My programs are all about the audience's feelings. I'm there to help them have a great fun time laughing with their friends, forget their everyday problems, feel good about their life, and be happy they attended."
Glenn Strange's skills and his originality have won him numerous comedy competition awards throughout the United States. In 1998 he was on the TV, but the "Circuit City" manager asked him to leave the store before he broke something.
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