The Variety Artist with John Abrams – Weekly chats with inspiring Performers

By John Abrams

What are the secrets of being a successful variety artist? Making my living performing for the past 20 years performing, I’ve figured out some things. I’ve also met some fascinating and successful people. All doing what they love. I call them “The Variety Artists”. How did they do it? What are their successes? What were their failures? How can we emulate what they did? You can be a fly on the wall and listen to these interviews. Performers learning from performers. You can learn along with me as I delve into what makes a successful variety artist. For more info and video courses for just about any art, go to TheVarietyArtist.com.

  1. 1.
    Page Turner Adventures: Riley Roam and Kenny Mikey – Revolutionizing the Library Market
    59:51
  2. 2.
    James Taylor – All About Sideshow
    42:19
  3. 3.
    Jessica Jane – The Definition of a Variety Artist
    52:42
  4. 4.
    Erik “Lizardman” Sprague – On Being Human
    32:54
  5. 5.
    Lee Andrews – Born to Make People Smile
    57:32
  6. 6.
    Barry Mitchell – On Creativity
    38:49
  7. 7.
    Jim Kleefeld – The Library Market and So Much More…
    1:02:52
  8. 8.
    Fae Diddle Diddle – How an Entertainment Business Can Thrive in ANY Economy
    50:43
  1. 9.
    Virginia Hankins – How to Create Fantastic Experiences with Unicorns, Mermaids and More
    48:54
  2. 10.
    Eric Henning – How to Make And KEEP Money with Your Entertainment Business
    44:39
  3. 11.
    Mario the Maker Magician – Mario Marchese – Pure Inspiration
    49:18
  4. 12.
    Jon Petz – The Business Behind Being a Speaker
    29:37
  5. 13.
    Yasu Ishida – Connecting with Your Inner Soul
    33:06
  6. 14.
    Monsters of Schlock – The Great Orbax & Sweet Pepper Klopek – Too Dangerous! Too Outrageous! Too Extreme!
    59:50
  7. 15.
    Mark Sparks – The Ins and Outs of Fairs & Festivals
    1:02:06
  8. 16.
    Phillip Huber – A Peek into the Puppeteer’s World
    43:04
  9. 17.
    Kevin Bethea – Touching People’s Hearts & Souls
    43:00
  10. 18.
    Zach Alexander – Social Distancing and Your Show
    30:49
  11. 19.
    Variety Artist Classic – Steve Trash – Finding Your Lightbulb
    1:19:30
  12. 20.
    Variety Artist Classic – Nick Lewin – Structuring Your Show for Maximum Impact
    49:37
  13. 21.
    Variety Artist Classic – The Checkboard Guy, David Aiken – How to be a Well-Rounded Performer
    1:13:12
  14. 22.
    Variety Artist Classic – Romany – How to Create the Life of Your Dreams – The Real Magic
    49:03
  15. 23.
    Michael Kent – Making your Virtual Show Great!
    45:51
  16. 24.
    Robert Strong – Setting Up Your Own Home Studio
    36:18
  17. 25.
    Tim Sonefelt – Multiple Streams of Income
    32:06
  18. 26.
    Chris Michael – Virtual Shows
    43:57
  19. 27.
    Dale Obrochta – Common Sense Home-Schooling
    41:45
  20. 28.
    Matt Stanley – Rebranding and Unique Marketing
    49:48
  21. 29.
    Cris Johnson –Secret Strategies for Marketing & Performing School Assemblies
    55:42
  22. 30.
    Shaun Jay – Creating Success
    50:13
  23. 31.
    Al Simmons – Innovative, Resilient & Hilarious!
    50:08
  24. 32.
    Zivi Kivi – Strategies for Entertainers in Challenging Times
    52:31
  25. 33.
    Irwin Royes – The World’s Smallest Magician
    46:15
  26. 34.
    Lindsay Benner – Performer, Mom, Variety Artist
    51:21
  27. 35.
    Darren Collins – Changing Lives with Puppetry
    58:56
  28. 36.
    Michael Finney – Simply Finney
    58:32
  29. 37.
    Jonathan Burns – How to Make a Great Living Being Silly
    43:29
  30. 38.
    Jason Michaels – Overcoming the Impossible
    50:43
  31. 39.
    Dal Sanders – Magic as an Art
    48:29
  32. 40.
    Alan Sands – Hypnotism & Working in the U.S. and Canada
    47:55
  33. 41.
    Tom Ogden – Ghost Lore and Other Amazing Stories
    57:11
  34. 42.
    The Passing Zone – Jon Wee and Owen Morse – How to Make it Bigger, Better and More Exciting
    58:28
  35. 43.
    David Parr – How to Tap Into Your Own Personal Inspiration
    1:01:45
  36. 44.
    Stephen Bargatze – Fun Stories and Pro Tips
    50:07
  37. 45.
    Brian Daniel South – How to Do Business RIGHT!
    56:08
  38. 46.
    The Odd & Offbeat Adventures of Matt Baker
    52:44
  39. 47.
    Christopher T. Magician – How to Be More Funny – The Best of The Variety Artist Podcast
    1:17:31
  40. 48.
    The Zip Code Man, David Rosdeitcher – How to Create a Unique Act Out of The Things You Love
    40:34
  41. 49.
    Lilly Walters – Innovating Speaking and Face Painting – She Wrote the Books
    49:04
  42. 50.
    The Checkboard Guy, David Aiken – How to be a Well-Rounded Performer
    1:12:41

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