It’s for a private company that is having their annual meeting in Cedar Rapids (apparently, it’s in different cities throughout the Midwest each year), which is about an hour and a half drive from Des Moines, IA, the capital and most populous city of Iowa.
Justin Milan will be traveling from Southern California (Los Angeles) to perform the comedy show. Interestingly, Justin visited beautiful Northwest Iowa every summer growing up because his dad was originally from the area (a farm near Rock Valley, Iowa, nearest major city is Souix Falls, South Dakota). In fact, his dad owned farmland in Iowa until recently (he wasn’t a farmer by trade, and Justin grew up in the Pacific Northwest – between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), which he rented out to a childhood friend because it is known as some of the most fertile soil in the United States of America.
Justin Milan got his start as a Corporate Comic at the young age of 15. He’d always been fascinated with stand-up comedy, with a special appreciation for clean comedy that doesn’t offend. He naturally didn’t move his lips when he spoke, and when classmates in high school pointed this out to him, he started to realize he might be able to do ventriloquism.
At a New Year’s party, a Ventriloquist entertained and the light went on for the young comedian Justin Milan and he said, “I realized I could naturally do ventriloquism!”
Upon looking in to the cost of a ventriloquist dummy, and realizing that he’d need to scrape together anywhere between $600 and $3,000 to get a high quality one (this is back in 1994, mind you), he set out to carve his own – out of a block of wood.
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