for Professional/Adult Audiences
It's simple. Finding the right speaker or entertainer is important. It
may be the single most important element of your event. The listings below
are just some of the programs Jackson has previously performed, but the
possibilities are limited only by your imagination and will be tailored
to the needs of your group. Talk to Jackson, and together you can develop
a performance program that will be customized to your special needs.
Education. Inspiration. Challenge. Fun.
With The Stand-Up Chameleon's wide range of characters, myriad of voices,
and warm, inimitable style, you can count on a customized performance
that will be just right. Here are some of the programs that have delighted professional and adult audiences across the country.
Jackson's specialty is customizing comedy/songs/oratory for your conference, business meeting, banquet, celebration, any event.
"Jackson is an incredible comic as well as musician keeping us in laughter and high spirits throughout his performance. He took the time to learn about our group before the show and then tailored many of his comments and stories just for us. It was great!"
- Propane Gas Association of New England
In his rollicking revue of song parodies and topical originals, no musical form is safe or sacred
with the Stand-Up Chameleon's disorderly conduct. In fact, it's all folked
up, not to mention blues'd, country western'd, heavy mental'd, and rocked
out! Special guests include the Lounge Lizard, the Plain White Rapper,
Slimmer Pickins, Maestro, and Jackson's other altered egos in this inspired
evening of foolishness and finesse.
"Almost impromptu in format, Gillman's program encouraged and received
a great deal of willing participation. His charming and informal style
makes the performance lively and fun."
- Portland Press Herald
Songs and Stories for a Small Planet
"...Jackson crafted a highly tailored and effective presentation for our audience and subject matter. The topics were environmental sustainability, climate change, and teaching. He has a wealth of rich material to choose from and customize in these areas, and was able to aim straight for the laugh-nodes of each of our environmentally-oriented professors. Virtually all of the audience was keyed in to his every word. Several commented to me afterwards that he was the highlight of our two-day event. "
Sam Merrill, Director, New England Environmental Finance Center
A Dad's Eye View
- from twinkle-in-the-eye stage, to the baby's first steps and beyond
For anyone who has helped raise a child, Jackson will have you laughing
and sighing in recognition of the challenges and delights of child-rearing
in this endearing comedy/music revue.
"In his casual, extemporaneous-seeming style, Jackson captivated
his audience with his new act
Interspersed throughout his engaging
patter are songs Jackson has either written or collected to sing to his
daughter or illuminate the parental condition
not to be missed."
- Bar Harbor Times
Jackson musically trips along the rutty road to enlightenment with many
an insightful detour to view the spills along the way. SwamiRamaYogiBoobooSuchaWindbag
and Jackson's other altered egos promise to warm the chakras of your heart
and rattle your funnybone.
"Gillman's sharp-edged satire has audience howling... With all the
jibing and poking fun, one quickly realizes that it takes one to know
one. Gillman is able to affectively land his gentle punches right where
it feels good because he knows his topic."
- Portland Press Herald
In this show, many audience members are very willingly drafted into the comedy routines as supporting actors. Don't be surprised to be handed a script, microphone, puppet or whatever, and become a spontaneous part of the hilarity.
"Jackson is a perennial favorite here, and is very adept at getting the audience to participate, without embarrassing anyone." - Don Brown, impressario of the Corner House Inn where Jackson has performed annually for 20 years.
An Evening of Maine
Come hear the Lobster Trap Rap and other wicked good downeast stories.
Original, interactive, and in good taste, drawn from a decade of summer
"Gillman is funny, he's genuine, and he's got the tact of a tightrope
walker. Who else sings comedy about the silly antics of tourists to a
packed room of tourists?...he's a hell of a showman."
- The Bar Harbor Times
"I give Jackson my highest recommendation. He's really good."
- The late Maine humorist, Marshall Dodge
Fool for Love
Jackson careens along the roller-coaster ride of love -- from the dizzying
heights, to the plummeting dips, and all the derailments along the way
to happily ever after.
"Gillman is no fool on love and he leaves no romance unsung. From
schoolboy puppy love to downeast adulation, his approach is quick-witted,
intelligent, and tasteful.
- Bar Harbor Times
Seasonal and holiday concerts
Jackson also has specific repertoire for Groundhogs Day - A Midwinter Night's Dream; Valentine's Day; A Purim Shpiel; St. Patrick's Day - Get Your Irish On; April Foolishness & Finesse; Mothers Day and Fathers Day; Autumn Wonders, Halloween, Chanukah, Christmas, New Years.
For comments about professional and adult audience programs, take a look
at What People Are Saying About Jackson Gillman.