For a Multi-level Marketer, nothing could be more exciting than to be in that elite group of performers that achieve the highest echelon of rank in their respective companies.
For a comedian, nothing thrills like being asked to appear on The Tonight Show.
But, for a ventriloquist, an honor of such magnitude, can not be matched than to be in a small number of ventriloquists who are asked to “retire” their partners to be viewed by the American public at The Smithsonian Institute.
Jay Johnson, actor, ventriloquist, comedian was just granted this honor.
Jay will be sending his original “Bob”(you may remember Jay and Bob from the TV series SOAP) to The Smithsonian in Washington, DC to stand with fellow dummies, Charlie McCarthy, Howdy Doody, and some of the Jim Henson gang.
Jay Johnson is currently performing on Broadway in “The Two and Only” at The Helen Hayes Theatre.
Jay blogs about his performances at The Hell And Hayes:
“The acquisition committee of the Smithsonian Institution has voted unanimously to collect (the original) Bob for its permanent collection – per Jay Johnson’s specifications.”
“I just heard this news tonight. The original Bob will now sit along side Charlie McCarthy, Howdy Doody and Kermit the Frog as a permanent member of American History in the Smithsonian Institute of Washington, DC.
This is a process that has been going on for several months. A committee evaluates a donation for its value and significance to American History. Not every donation is accepted; in fact they decline more donations than they accept. I am thrilled they consider the work Bob and I did and the contribution we made to the arts worthy to be so honored. There will be a ceremony that will likely take place here in New York during the run of my show and those details have to be worked out. But wow!”