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- Annual Entertainment Showcase
Find what’s new in event entertainment G.L. Berg Entertainment has been a trusted entertainment partner to our clients for over 30 years. We know our clients seek to hire only the best in the entertainment business, whether they are looking for comedians, musicians, specialty acts, bands, magicians, speakers, dancers, singers, circus acrobats, or an act that is so unique it can’t even be described! Our clients want to bring the latest and greatest entertainment to their audience...and we make that happen. Each year we host our Entertainment Showcase to help our clients find more of what they are looking for. We started hosting a showcase event in 1994 and have since featured over 141 different acts for our 7,000+ clients and guests. Our clients come from all over the country, representing state and county fairs and festivals, theaters, corporations, associations, colleges, high schools, parks and recreation departments, libraries, event planners and more. See below for the full list of the acts we’ve featured over the years. The acts that have showcased the most times are James Wedgwood and Tonic Sol-fa (5 times each), Sean Emery (4 times) and C. Willi Myles, Tim Gabrielson and George Maurer (3 times each). We are looking ahead to our annual showcase coming up again on October 7th. This event is a time for our clients to discover a few of the new acts we’ve signed, but also a time to celebrate, relax, enjoy, and to be genuinely inspired. With a renewed appreciation for how entertainment brings us together, we look forward to seeing clients and friends, old and new, back for our 2021 showcase. This year we will be showcasing 5 acts for our clients and guests to check out and enjoy! The showcase begins at 7:30pm and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. We promise a lot of fun for all attending, and hope to see you there. A Legacy of Showcase Acts 1994 Tonic Sol-fa, Meg Emery, Marge Lundeen, Fyder & Everhart, John Ivan Palmer, Cats Deluxe, James Wedgwood 1995 Sean Emery, Warren Petryk, Ian Varella, George Maurer, Ole & Elmer, Jerry Frasier, Charlie Walhof 1996 Tim Gabrielson, Roger Radley, Robbie Brooks, James Wedgwood, Kenny Ahern, Dennis Morgan, Tonic Sol-fa 1997 Pop Wagner, Jill Spiegel, Four Shadow, Puke & Snot, Scott Novotny, The Zuchinis, Fantastic Convertibles 1998 Scott Jones, Four Shadow, Tactical Defense, Fyder & Everhart, In Capable Hands, Jeff Gerbino, Billy Dee & the Crystals 1999 George Maurer Band, Brainwaves, Glen Everhart, Larry Heagle, Sami Dare, Sandy Wolshin, Tuey, Kevin Lee Smith 2000 DeAnna, Tonic Sol-fa, David Malmberg, Sean Paul and Juli, Erik E, Jodie Marouska 2001 Paul Imholte, Glen Everhart, Scott Novotny, George Maurer w/Ann Michels, Dew Drop Jugglers, James Wedgwood, Maxine Jeffris, Four Shadow 2002 Tonic Sol-fa, Ivory Kings, Mary Rowles, Sean Emery, C. Willi Myles, James Wedgwood, American English 2003 Four Shadow, Alex Jackson, Tim Gabrielson, Bill Bauer, Xelias, Scott Novotny, Steve Russell 2004 Vicky Emerson, Maxine Jeffris, Nic Anthony, Teresa, Medicine Show, Alex Cole, Marcoux Corner, James Wedgwood 2005 Kenny Ahern, Tracey Ashley, Glen Everhart, Jerry Frasier, The Memories, Scott Novotny, Tonic Sol-fa 2006 GMG, John Bush, David Malmberg, Mary Rowles, Mary Mack, Stagebenders, Sean Paul, Michael Johnson 2007 Ring of Kerry, Roger Radley, Sean Emery, Marcoux Corner, Tim Gabrielson, Tim Cavanagh, Belladiva 2008 Slip Twister, Gordy Pratt, Vicky Emerson, C. Willi Myles, James Wedgwood Aerial Emery, Tuey 2009 Cirko Cabaret, Stephanie Heiberg, Kier, Dan Sperry, Half Steps, Kenny Ahern, Matt Fugate, Divas Through the Decades 2010 Crazy Keys, Steve Russell, Stevie Ray, Maxine Jeffris, Tyzen, Andrea Stern Mannequins in Motion, Wacky Waiters) 2011 Home Free, The Mentalists, Aaron Cross, Jason Schommer, Andrew Wallesch, Looney Lutherans, Salsabrosa, Wild Spirit Band 2012 Spirit of the Radio, Glen Everhart, Jared Sherlock, Project Dynamite, Miss Shannan Paul, Six Appeal 2013 Legacy, SongBlast, Laura Ernst, Laura Goodrich, Scott Novotny, Mary Mack, Keri Noble, Divas Through the Decades, Zany Waiters 2014 Belle Amour, John Cosgrove, Stevie Ray Improv, David Malmberg, Britton Pankratz, Roger Radley, Sound Exchange, T. Texas Terry 2015 Sean Emery, Tim Gabrielson, Tim Cavanagh, Tim Harmston, Holy Rocka Rollaz, Kordal Kombat, Hamman Sisters 2016 Cy Amundson, Eric E, John Bush, Sound Exchange, Todd Oliver, Country Roads, C. Willi Myles 2017 (Saint Cloud Showcase): Kris & Riverbend Dutchmen, Alex Clark, Curt Folkestad, Duelly Noted, Jared Sherlock, Tommy Ryman, Tonic Sol-fa. (Minneapolis Showcase): Kat Perkins, Mary Mack, Divas Through the Decades, Tommy Ryman, SongBlast 2018 Dan Partridge, Hit Ticket, Six Appeal, Shannan Paul, Tim Harmston 2019 Phil Thompson, Tommy Ryman, Fantastick Patrick, Due North, Noah Sonie, Miss Myra & the Moonshiners 2020 COVID no showcase 2021 North Star Circus Arts, B2wins, Mike Brody, Six Appeal, The String Showdown
- Entertainment Showcase 2021
Join us in celebrating the return of live events! G.L. Berg Entertainment is excited to celebrate YOU, our customers. We invite you to our Customer Appreciation and Entertainment Showcase Enjoy a fun, relaxing evening featuring just a few from our extensive roster of artists/entertainers, each performing short 15-minute sets showcasing the variety of professional entertainment G.L. Berg Entertainment can provide for your next event! Save the date! Thursday, October 7, 2021 Hanifl Performing Arts Center @ 7:30 p.m. 4941 Long Avenue • White Bear Lake, MN (Free Parking!) Scheduled Performances By: Registration is required by submitting your RSVP below: We hope to see you on October 7th!
- We Missed You!
Time to get off those screens and gather in person again! From all of us at G.L. Berg Entertainment we are excited to bring back the excitement and fun at your upcoming events. Let's all do our part to bringing people together again for real and positive experiences!
- Steve Russell | G.L. Berg Entertainment
Steve Russell Comic Juggler Steve Russell specializes in the unusual, the different – the “extra” ordinary. If you are looking for something memorable, something to shake things up a bit at your next event, this is the act for you. In this slightly off-center variety show, you get all of the laughs of a stand-up comedian with the added bonus of disappearing bananas, impaled potatoes and adeptly tossed luncheon meat. A little odd? Yes. Entertaining? Of Course! But it’s all in a day’s work. Are you looking for an act you can present without fear of offending? Steve has the ability to bridge the gap between generations and “find the funny” for everyone. All ages find the show equally engaging. And of course, the humor is always clean and appropriate. Steve makes you think, but more importantly, he makes you laugh. How about a completely self-contained package? You book the show and you get everything you need for a successful event. No need to worry about the performer’s needs. Those are taken care of. The only thing you have to do is provide the audience. Find out what the Disney Corporation, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, Lincoln Center, and The Tonight Show already know. Discover the difference of Steve Russell – world class entertainment at a down-to-earth price! >> Career Highlights National television appearances on: The Tonight Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, Disney Channel, and Good Morning America Performances at Carolines on Broadway, Walt Disney World, Disneyland (CA), Medora Musical, Lincoln Center with the New York City Opera, Tedx Talk-UW Stout Spent 12 years performing on Cruise Ships in Europe, Hawaii, Africa, South America & Alaska Instructor for Ringling Bros. Clown College Has visited 65 countries and all 50 of the United States >> Testimonials “He was wonderful and truly a crowd-pleaser!” –WESTconsin Credit Union “Your act was a delight for the entire audience and captured the hearts of the youngest children and oldest adults. The direct interaction with all ages of the audience and your creative ability to communicate and respond kept them engaged during the entire show. The clean nature of material used provided an excellent venue for both children and adults and kept everyone laughing throughout the event. Your juggling talent and comic persona offer a unique combination of skills that are thoroughly enjoyable.” –American Association of Airport Executives “Steve Russell presented for the Belle Plain Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Graduation on May 7, 2012. There were approximately 500 people in attendance that day. The audience’s reaction to Steve Russell was amazing. I have been using entertainers for the DARE Graduation for the past 7 years and none have done as well as Steve Russell. Steve is an amazing person to work with and a fantastic entertainer. I would definitely recommend Steve Russell to anyone looking for an entertainer that can be hilarious and send a good message at the same time. I know I will be using Steve again in the future.” –Belle Plaine Police Department “The Kiwanis of New Richmond hired Steve October 2011 for our annual fundraising banquet. He worked as the primary entertainer and MC for the night. As chair person of the event he was absolutely wonderful to work with. What a professional! He even researched one of the raffle games prior to the event and read our group perfectly. I would not hesitate to hire Steve for another event. We are still getting compliments from the community on how great he was. The President of our organization states: Steve Russell was everything I could ever imagine to liven up our event as our Master of Ceremony. His comedy, juggling and magic had everyone paying attention and laughing. He made our event a lot of fun and very memorable.” –New Richmond, WI Kiwanis “We hit it right on the head with hiring Steve Russell. Steve was so polite, professional and prompt. Who could ask for more? It was A+, high energy, good clean family fun.” –diversiCOM “Thanks for the show. We got a real bang out of it!” –Ron Howard, Movie Director “The audience walked out of the theater holding their stomachs from laughing so hard!” –Williamsburg Theater “Three times a day, floppy-haired Steve Russell has thrilled enthusiastic audiences…Surprises abound.” –The Tampa Tribune “Everyone at our conference dinner screamed with laughter and gave him a standing ovation as he left the stage.” –Virginia Department of Education “Steve, great show! It was so fun to see everyone laughing – and I mean EVERYONE!” –Willmar Tribune “Your show was exactly what we were looking for when it comes to entertainment value for Aitkin’s “Riverboat Days.” When the rains cleared, the crowds came out and it was fun to see the kids sitting in strollers to the older folks with walkers laughing and really enjoying your show. The audience was left wanting more and that is what it’s all about. P.S. I would personally like to thank you for being so accommodating during the first show with the inclement weather. I wish all the artists and acts we contract with were as easy to work with as you were.” –President Elect, Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce “(Steve) stole the show the same way kids and animals do…he was just himself. He was open, he was curious, he was innocent. We believed him…and he was funny.” –Review of an impromptu performance, New York Clown Theater Festival, by an instructor at Yale, Julliard, Cirque du Soliel >> Basic Set-Up Needs In order to give you the best performance possible, Steve Russell provides the following information as a technical rider to his contract: Artist requests: Steve presents a show that is very visual. With that in mind, it is important that the audience can see him. For groups larger than 80, a raised platform stage is recommended. A 12 to 24 inch raised stage is recommended, with a minimum of 12 feet wide by 8 feet deep. The stage should be set as close to the audience as possible with care taken to keep seating in front of the stage as much as possible. Two standard electrical outlets near the stage are required. If a podium is used as part of the event, it is important that the podium is removed prior to Steve's introduction. Ceiling height is rarely an obstacle. If Steve can stand up straight, he can do a show! If dinner is being served prior to the show, Steve requests you inform the catering staff NOT to clear dishes during the show. >> Sample Introduction The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Steve Russell to your audience: "For more than half of his life, Steve Russell has literally juggled his way around the world. His travels and talents have taken him from the Pyramids of Egypt to the Heart of the Amazon jungle. Steve has entertained millions of people with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kelly, and at Lincoln Center in New York City. Please welcome Steve Russell." >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider
- G.L. Berg Entertainment - Corporate & Special Events, Fairs, Theaters & More
1/4 G.L. BERG ENTERTAINMENT YOUR ONE STOP ENTERTAINMENT RESOURCE Out of gallery GALAS, PARTIES & SPECIAL EVENTS Galas, Parties, Special Events Read More FAIRS & FESTIVALS Fairs & Festivals Read More THEATERS & PERFORMING ARTS Theater & Performing Ars Read More COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Colleges & Universities Read More PROM & GRADUATION PARTIES Prom & Graduation Parties Read More WHAT PEOPLE SAY Carnival Cruise Lines “I’m really liking the talent you’re bringing….It’s something about their work ethic that’s different from some of the [other] agencies . I can definitely tell the difference.” Treasure Island Resort & Casino "G.L. Berg makes securing an entertainer a painless experience!" Missouri State Fair "As is always the case with acts we book through G.L. Berg... they really came through! All [artists] were professional and well-received."
- Mike Brody | G.L. Berg Entertainment
Mike Brody Stand-Up Comedian Starting comedy at an open mic in Iowa in the year 2000, Mike Brody has since devoted his life to perfecting the delivery of his high-energy act. His genuine passion for his craft draws audience members into the comical world of Mike Brody: An affable, relatable guy whose life is often derailed by his own neurotic and clumsy tendencies. Past audiences rave about Mike's ability to cater his act to specific groups and engage with the crowd in a quick-witted lively way that leaves everyone laughing, but never offended. Brody has spent the last 20 years touring the U.S. and internationally, providing laughs for diverse audiences in comedy clubs, colleges, corporate events and on cruises. He has also been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program "The Bob & Tom Show" as well as the "The Dan Patrick Show" podcast. He's recorded two comedy albums on Rooftop Comedy, with tracks regularly featured on SirusXM Satellite Radio. Brody can also be seen in his 2019 Dry Bar Comedy special "Not Afraid of Butterflies". >> Career Highlights Two albums out on Rooftop Comedy/Blonde Medicine Records Dry Bar Comedy Special entitled "Not Afraid of Butterflies" Official event comedian for the SyFy Channel's "Ghost Hunters" Creator of viral YouTube video with nearly 3M views entitled "Kevin Love Jersey Burning: MN Nice Style" Been heard on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, as well as KFAN and the Tom Bernard Show Has worked with comedians ranging from Joy Behar to Patrice O'Neal, Rob Schneider, Dave Attell and Tom Green. >> Testimonials "We’ve hosted a party featuring stand-up comedy in our home four years running. This year, 2018, we had Mike Brody as one of the acts. He brought the house down. 127 people laughing their butts off. Energetic, well-rehearsed with segments of spontaneity specific to our party, friendly and professional. All the comedians we’ve had in our home have been great but frankly there is always the best and our collective pick is Mike Brody. We will be having him back by popular demand in 2019." - Largest Candy Store "Mike played a great part in making our Fun Is Good Seminar a big success! He's a wonderful storyteller and his routine had everyone laughing. All our attendees gave him a great review. . . Plus, he's a joy to work with." - Fun Is Good "Mike was an excellent comedian and had our entire group laughing. Easy to work with before the show and delivered the funny on stage. Our group would strongly recommend him for your next event" - St. Paul Harley Owner's Group "Generally, banks may be thought of as ultra-conservative, so having a comedian as our entertainment might have seemed risky to some. I am pleased to report that Mike played the audience well, offending no one, yet leaving the crowd having a fabulously engaging time...I would not hesitate to call on Mike for future performances.” - First Citizens National Bank "We hired Mike Brody for our annual chamber meeting and would highly recommend his services. Not only was Mike professional, prompt, easy to work with, well prepared and hilarious, he was able to gauge the audience and get them involved creating non-stop laughter. Mike Brody was respectful and able to keep the audience wanting more." - Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce "For several years I’ve planned our holiday party entertainment. I find it challenging to determine if a comedian will be a good fit for our group. Mike’s quick-witted sense of humor had us laughing from the open of his performance all the way to close. He engaged the crowd and covered a variety of topics, including personalizing it toward our industry. I would recommend this funny guy, Mike Brody." - Advanced Process Technologies >> Basic Set-Up Needs >> Sample Introduction Below is a sample introduction you may use when introducing Mike Brody to your audience: "Your comedian tonight has been making audiences laugh across the country for decades. You may have heard him on Sirius/XM Radio and he has a new comedy special out on Dry Bar Comedy. Please give a warm round of applause to Mike Brody." >> Pricing Information Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions. Download Promotional Photo Download Promo Photo 2 Download Promo Photo 3 Download Rider