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February 21, 2014


Comedian and ventriloquist, Taylor Mason to perform family friendly show


masonWinner of the talent show “Star Search”, Taylor Mason has parlayed that crowning moment into a successful career as a comedian and ventriloquist. Mason will perform a night of clean comedy Thursday, April 10, at 7:00 pm in the Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Cowley Box Office at 620-441-5570 or by going to Cowley’s Online Box Office.

The cost of the show is $15 for general admission, or $10 for students and senior citizens. Group discounts are offered, where four or more tickets can be purchased at a cost of $10 apiece. Gold Cards are not accepted for this show.

Mason combines comedy, ventriloquism and music to his show and performs between 200 to 300 dates a year. His quick wit, flawless delivery and polished material make him a hit with audiences of all ages.

“We wanted to bring in a performance this semester with broad appeal for the whole family and that would leave them smiling when they left,” Ben Schears, vice president for institutional advancement said. “We even set up our ticket prices to include group discounts so larger families or groups could more easily afford to enjoy the show.”

Mason has carved out a career in comedy and entertainment that has taken him around the world and into living rooms across the United States for the past 25 years. He’s won multiple, prestigious entertainment awards, appeared on a myriad of television programs, helped craft and perform in television commercials, and wrote a book on ventriloquism for Penguin Publishing.

His experience as a comedy writer and performer has taken him from The Second City Theater in Chicago to headlining shows at every major comedy club across the country. You cannot define his audience, because his act transcends demographics and niches.

Mason’s ability to combine ventriloquism, music and comedy is unique and something you won’t want to miss.

The Cowley College Endowment Association is responsible for bringing Mason to campus as part of their mission to bring arts and entertainment to the region. All proceeds earned from the event go back into the Endowment Association to support the Cowley Arts Presents fund – a specific fund designated to bringing performing artists to campus.

“Coming out to college events like this is just one more way folks can help support our mission,” Schears said.