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I’m Actually A Pretty Serious Guy

This week has been way fun and way exhausting.  We drove the family to San Diego, CA, and enjoyed a few days at the beach, SD Zoo, SeaWorld, hike at Torrey Pines State Park, Church, got kicked out of the Marriott for noise, took a trip to Universal Studios in Hollywood, and Disneyland in Anaheim.  So I believe we are in store for a vacation following the vacation. But let’s get real here: How awesome is that?  To see the little ones running around, having a blast, laughing, riding the rides, screaming as if Beyonce and Jay-Z just showed up when in reality it’s a life-sized Minion.  It’s like something from a perfect novel, the orchestra swells, the Kleenex is drawn, where you just watch your family and say, “My Goodness, Life is Beautiful”!  And the vision is quickly broken by blood curdling screams coming from the back row booster
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My Wife in The Spotlight

A few months ago our office received a request to have me speak at Midvale Middle School.  They had a small amount of money and were going to figure out how to make it happen to have me do an assembly for their school.  We figured it out and set the date. I mentioned in passing to my wife that I would be speaking at Midvale MS, to which she excitedly replied, “That’s where I went to middle school!” I thought I knew my wife better than that!  I should’ve known that’s where she went. And so, we contacted the school back, revoked the invoice, told them they were getting the assembly for their school FOR FREE.  They were thrilled.  Of course, it was in honor of my Tami. It was also at this time that we decided it is now the hour of not charging schools that contact us
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Tis The Season for Holiday Bookings!

What a Summer it was!  Crazy busy for me, and probably for you as well.  Thank you to the incredible clients everywhere who had me perform for their wonderful events.   As sad as we are to see a beautiful, warm, lovely Summer go, it is always awesome to feel the new chill in the air in Utah as Fall rolls in.  After an estimated 100 performances during the Summer season, I am excited to announce that October will slow down enough for me to….donate my speech and show to many schools in Utah. I’ll actually be presenting at 8 lucky schools this month as donations to public education and to my further hope to inspire youth everywhere that they too can embrace their “Weirdness” and accept what makes us all different, unique, and one-of-a-kind.  The rest of the time, I will be doing a few corporate and charity gigs,
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The Book You’ve Been Waiting For!

Picked up the first 1,000 copies TODAY!  My garage is now full, waiting for you to want this book Actually, I’m not sure anyone’s been waiting for this book, other than me, but I thought that sounded like a cool title to this post Nearly a decade ago I wrote the first version of “Signature Moves: How To Stand Out in a Sit Down World”. It was a good try.  I was proud of it.  It was a pocketbook size, accompanied by photos I had taken in my living room by the person who helped me create it, and I was able to give about 1,000 away in a few months.  Perhaps I sold 10 for $5 a piece at a fair or something on accident.  The book was mostly a big business card.  With pages. Oh, I was very proud to have a book!  In fact, I recall the
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Announcement! I Have Joined See Agency’s Roster!

We are thrilled to announce that Jason Hewlett has joined See Agency’s roster. The Entertainer “He’s the Greatest Entertainer I’ve ever seen. 10 event appearances in 8 years for my company.” - Dan Higginson, Founder & CEO, Synergy Worldwide Jason Hewlett’s Award-Winning One-Man Show will have you laughing until it hurts. His brand of intoxicatingly G-Rated Comedy, Music, Impressions, and Standing Ovations is unlike anything your audience has ever enjoyed. Over 2,000 shows for more than 1 Million audience members in his incredible corporate career make Jason’s show the event your attendees will remember for years to come. Hewlett has opened for The Temptations, Merrill Osmond, The Righteous Brothers, Rita Coolidge, Dan Tyminski, Vince Gill, America, and shared the stage with Mickey Gilley. Jason performed nightly in his hometown of Park City, UT for the 2002 Winter Olympics.  Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon committee asked Hewlett to Headline his first Nationally
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On the Eve of September 11th

On the Eve of September 11th On the Eve of September 11 I am reflective of the feelings I had the day prior, where I was, and assume you remember where you were as well. I felt a very casual, even entitled sense of safety my entire life. Nothing ever made me question it. I figured nothing too terrible could ever happen to me, or my country, as the worst was past us. 2001 was a most significant year in my life: Married in June to the woman of my dreams, landed a Las Vegas job with “Legends in Concert” in July and was sent on the touring troupe to Myrtle Beach, SC to perform as Ricky Martin for the summer.  August flew by as I performed nightly and gained a quick 20 lbs due to my wife’s incredible cooking.  By September 9th my gig was over. Our friends, the
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To The Labor Day Warriors!

Summer was amazing. Yes, it was too short, but it was life-changing.  I mean Labor Day just came and went?  What the? I mean seriously, who gets to go to Kuwait, Afghanistan, Bahrain, all over Africa, perform for those defending our Country and come back to tell the world about it?  What an honor to have been on such a trip with my fellow performers, Dan Clark, Dean Kaelin, and David Archuleta!  Thank you to Armed Forces entertainment, and Dan Clark, for making it happen! As the world turns and all heck is breaking loose ever more over where I just was, I am reflective and grateful for the opportunity more and more to serve those who serve us.  Wondering who saw our show, were inspired and laughed a big belly laugh, hugs and handshakes afterward, and now potentially facing even worse danger as they move into Iraq.  It’s so
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US Troops Tour Reflections – Integration Back Into Society

It has now been one week since I returned from the most amazing opportunity for service of my career.  Reading back through all of my US Troops blog posts I am amazed by a few things: 1. How utterly scared I was upon leaving my family and home 2. How little I know about life or have paid attention to the world, the news, the media 3. How it felt as if the hand of God rested upon me as I wrote, as I believe it was the best writing that’s ever come out of me Upon my return home we were greeted by a group of family, with signs, flags, posters that said, “I Love You Daddy”.  It was a heroes welcome for 4 guys just trying to give what little we can to the true heroes that serve every day.  I admit, it was nice to be welcomed
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US Troops Tour – Djibouti, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia & Coming Home

Djibouti, although sweltering and hot, humid, and a shared base between all military branches (which can make for some confusing rules), was for me the best show on the trip.  The crowd was drinking, great lights (first time we had lights), and although not the best sound system, this was a crowd ready for a show.  A packed house – finally!  I did some improv comedy regarding our stay on the base and it went over so well.  We did a most fun show, with another standing ovation to end and a final moment to relish in the joy we could offer these wonderful people serving our country. Following the show at 11:30 PM we had a Meet & Greet in the Chapel and did a mini-Fireside, kind of a “Meet the Mormons”.  We had a nice turn-out and this whole aspect of this tour has made it even that
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US Troops Tour – Bagram, Afghanistan, Return to Kuwait, Addis Ababa & Djibouti, Africa

    Upon leaving Kuwait on July 15 and our arrival in Afghanistan, following the most sobering flight of my existence and the observance of our military headed into the eye of the storm of war, it was a late night at the Airfield. Greeted by MWR Director, Elissa Weaver, who’s bright eyes, red hair, and ever-present smile gave us the sense that we had found a long lost Aunt in a foreign Country, think Mrs. Potts from “Beauty and the Beast”, sort of an Angela Landsbury voice and comfort, mixed with the no nonsense delivery of a cadet reporting to his sergeant, with the pedigree of knowledge of war of General Schwarzkoff, having been raised a military brat and traveled the world, military service is her life through and through and she loves it, even volunteered to come to Afghanistan to raise the morale of the Troops through entertainment,
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