Victor J. Hanson
Traveling From: Toronto
Fees:up to $2,500
Victor J. Hanson does unique impressions, comedy music, and can also host your event as well. Victor J., was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (The Jane-Finch area to be exact.) As Victor says: “Living in this part of Toronto, you either grew up as a tough fighter or someone that could joke their way out of a fight… I’m still a lousy fighter.”
Experience: Victor J Hanson started out as a serious guitarist… serious?, yea right! – Always finding more satisfaction in making the audience laugh as opposed to putting a serious song across. Victor J started playing lead guitar in a band that performed in the Country Music scene, opening shows for Country Music acts such as Tim Taylor & Anita Perras, The Family Brown, Marty Robbins, & The Oak Ridge Boys… Adding humour to every show, much to the chagrin of other band members.
After a couple years on the road he decided to hone his comedy further. He came back to Toronto and sold his 1976 Malibu to help pay for acting lessons that included The Second City Improv. Always using his musical talent to enhance his comedy, Victor formed his Musical Comedy duo Men Without Hairs, with a CD release appropriately called “Laugh.” Victor says it’s a million seller… “Yea, I got a million in my cellar!”), and later, another duo, this time of hilarious Comedic Improv proportions called, The Pudgy Boys! Both acts have performed across Canada & the U.S., including Caesar’s Palace, in Las Vegas. (Victor, how do you come up with the names for your acts? – “Simple, I just look into the mirror.” Victor J. Hanson has also worked with – Burton Cummings, Kids In The Hall, Robert Vaughn, Roch Voisine, Dini Petty, George Fox, Robin Leach, Red Green, and Valdy just to name a few.
Performance Style: Victor J. has combined Clean Comedy, Celebrity Impressions Song Lampoons, Zany Characters, and lots of well-placed Audience Participation to create a High-Energy, Interactive, One-Man Many Talents Comedy/Variety show. His show is always good-natured, clean fun and humour, and Victor J. seems to be having as much fun as the audiences he performs for. Everyone leaves at the end of the night having had many good belly laughs. Victor J. recently commented: “At the end of a show one of the nicest complements I get is – My Face Hurts from Laughing so much!!! …And that’s a Good Thing.”
Victor J., during the course of a typical roller coaster evening of fast-paced entertainment, does celebrity impressions (who else could do Jack Nicholson calling his cat and have the audience absolutely convulsed with laughter!), and treats us to comedy routines by his alter-egos: flamenco guitarist, Jose PorFavor; Shamus, the Newfoundland fisherman; Garth Baldy (hero to all the follicle-ly challenged men without hair); and anyone and anything else that pops into his mind. But what sets Victor J apart from other comedians and what he is the absolute master of is his quick-witted, thinking-on-the-spot comedy and improvisation.
Why hire Victor J. Hanson? Victor J. is one of Canada’s most in-demand Corporate Comedic Hosts, and has performed from Halifax to Las Vegas. Victor J. always offers “clean comedy entertainment for any occasion.” He can help facilitate any type of event. His comedy driven, character performances have helped spark all type of events and meetings – even early morning ones. He has made awards nights and all sorts of corporate events come alive. He also is a master of customizing his routines to include Your People, Product, and Theme.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Special Events, Corporate Events, Community Events, Private Events, Charity Events, Casino Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, Conventions, Trade Shows, and Comedy Shows.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665.
“The drivers and staff at our Safety Banquet in Brampton enjoyed the show put on by Victor.. He spent time to get to learn our business and was able to tailor his show to our group.. Lots of laughs.. Very well done.. Thanks again for making our awards night fun!”
TransX Group of Companies
“The comments on Victor were absolutely over the top. He kept the audience in stitches the whole evening, worked a number of people in the audience into his routine and had everyone laughing with them as opposed to at them. We have never had such positive feedback before. He did an absolutely fabulous job. Thanks for letting us know about him.”
“Victor was great! With the few details about the guest of honour that I provided to Victor he was able to completely customize his appearance. He was sooooo funny and he really made our event special. Thanks for recommending him!”
Private Birthday Party
“He was a great fit at our event and everyone loved him!”
“Victor had our entire group in stitches from start to finish. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”
“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! Everyone thought Victor was excellent and in fact many wanted to see him do more impersonations……He was very quick to pick up on Hasbro and get the audience involved. Thanks again for the recommendation.”
“Victor was very funny, and he really incorporated our people and our company into his act. Everyone enjoyed the show, and I slept soundly last night. Thanks for suggesting Victor.”
Del Property Management Inc.
“I was very impressed with the way Victor improvised when receiving small pieces of information from the guests. He was well prepared and it was obvious he’d researched the company he was performing for … he did an excellent job to accommodate our group. Victor was able to have the crowd laughing without using profanities or sexual gestures and it was a very “clean” and appropriate show. I would definitely recommend Victor J. Hanson for any type of corporate event.”
Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP)
BMO Bank of Montreal
Canadian Jewelry Group
Del Property Management Tridel
Etobicoke Hospital P S A
First Choice Hair Cutters