Comedian & Ventriloquist Funny Dummy (Justin Milan) is no stranger to travel. In fact, he was performing all over the place even as a teen and in his early 20’s.
Although the engagement is tentative, Funny Dummy and his crew of comedy sidekicks (ventriloquist dummies and puppets) are set to sling the laughter out to the great OK crowd at Firelake Grand Casino in Shawnee.
If you’re not familiar, Shawnee is about 45 minutes from Oklahoma City, a major metropolitan area.
There is actually a local ventriloquist in Oklahoma City who rose to super-stardom fame in 2017 and 2018 named Darci Lynne Farmer. She won America’s Got Talent (AGT) under the coaching and tutelage of Gary Owen, a seasoned ventriloquist and voice over actor, Terry Fator, winner of a previous season of AGT, a voice coach and a number of other people who were highly supportive.
Ventriloquist Darci Lynne has since gone on to headline major performance theaters across the United States and probably abroad. She even had her own NBC Christmas special in holiday season 2018. Prior to that, she was a featured performer on Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots, and even appeared twice on the Christmas special for Pentatonix as well.
If you follow Jeff Dunham at all, you might have noticed that the comedian ventriloquist was present when Darci won the America’s Got Talent regular season.
Most recently, she was able to use her incredible singing and ventriloquism talents to take second place (I think?) in AGT’s winners’ competition. Basically, it was a chance for the champions from each past season, if interested, to compete against each other. Instead of airing during the summer, NBC played this comp. around winter / springtime.
Justin (Funny Dummy) got his first glimpse of Darci’s incredible talent when he attended the InterNational Ventriloquist Convention outside of Cincinnati, OH in 2017. He was thinking, “She’s only 12 and she’s probably more polished in her ventriloquial skills than most of the full-time professional vent’s in the audience, LOL.”
Like we said, none of the details are confirmed.