Dan Bennett - Juggling with a Twist
and Gina Gianforti
Saturday, January 12, 7:00PM at Vail Theater of the Arts
Doors open at 6:00PM
Dan Bennett is a comedian and four-time U.S. Nationals Gold Medal winner. He juggles balls, rings, clubs, scarves, knives, bowling balls, fire, hats, cigar boxes and Devil Sticks. Dan can balance any liftable object on his face, feet or hands.
Dan combines his outstanding physical and intellectual skills in one of the most distinctive variety acts on stage. "Mastery over gravity" is the phrase which best describes his well-crafted execution of unusual juggling feats. "Patterns have always fascinated me, whether in puzzles, mathematics, juggling or well-timed comedy routines," explains Bennett, a former college calculus professor.
His facility with sports (gymnastics and soccer) and his gift for mathematics led him to incorporate these elements into a mesmerizing stage performance spotlighting his lightning speed, rapier wit and remarkable skill. He is an ideal entertainer for any event and we are delighted to bring him to our clean comedy lovers! His heart-stopping stunts and broad comedy produce an unforgettable experience.
Michael Jordan (basketball god) says, "Dan Bennett's hot ball-handling amazes even me! Not just the best juggler on Earth, he's the very best in the Universe!"
Adept at captivating audiences either live on stage or on the screen, Dan Bennett's television appearances include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Arsenio Hall," "PM Magazine" and "Good Morning America."
While earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Dan worked as a teaching assistant in the math lab. His love for teaching soon spilled over into tutoring with comedy. Eventually Dan was holding workshops in calculus and mixing mathematics with humor and juggling. While lecturing about ballistics he devised the object lesson now so central to his performances: catching a bowling ball with his face! A show was born!
Dan began headlining on the major cruise lines and in comedy clubs. Appearing on television shows set Dan on a course that has never turned back. He has been featured in some 30 commercials for global corporations, and his trademark counting with Roman numerals has been used in conjunction with the Merck Corporation to promote product visibility.
Dan is in the 1990 Guinness Book of World records for numbers juggling.
His skills are indispensable in his performances as a science and math variety comedian and he has been the keynote “comediantic” at several mathematics conferences.
Gina Gianforti, known by most as Gigi, is originally from Rochester, NY & moved to Tucson 16 years ago. She's the owner of Gigi70 Skin Care, where she is renowned for "making beauty groovy!". She may be be better known for her ridiculous stories. Whether you see her for skin care or entertainment you will leave her with a smile so big it will make your face glow! She has performed at plenty of "open mic's" and it's about time she performed before a real audience!