Comedian Ventriloquist MPI Award Recipient

Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter has awarded corporate comedian Justin Ver Burg (aka Justin Milan) with the Shining Star Award for his volunteer service to the chapter of MPI.

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Corporate Entertainer Justin Milan at an event as Comedian Ventriloquist

“I was surprised, as a comedian ventriloquist, that I would receive such a high honor,” says Justin. I had only been a member of Meeting Professionals for a few months, and they announced the award and also did a write up in their quarterly newsletter that goes to several CMP’s in the Seattle, Wa area (and the entire State of Washington and beyond!).

Justin had volunteered to help the MPI chapter revamp and re-brand their Website, which was in need of an overhaul. Before entering the entertainment field full-time as a comedian ventriloquist, he ran a successful and in-demand Internet Marketing and Social Media firm based in Los Angeles and Seattle, WA. The firm also had clients in Chicago, London, U.K., and Cambridge, U.K.

Being a comic, and a ventriloquist has been a lot of fun for Justin. He says it keeps it on his toes because audiences are always looking for something new – and hilarious. To deliver both requires constant effort and pushing your talents beyond what you’ve accomplished in the past.

“It feels so great to know I’ve put my all into delivering a great show,” says the comedy entertainer. “I can tell, and I know the audience can tell the difference too. (versus only putting in half-effort)

He got into Ventriloquism as a teen after discovering he naturally spoke without the use of his lips.

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Photo of Justin and the first ventriloquist figure he carved from a block of wood! Photo taken of ventriloquist at age 16.