|Jon Pessin, Licensed Goof-Off||
Joined Dec 15 2015
34 years old
If you're looking at this, you probably want to know more about me. I'm happy to oblige - BUT, since I don't know what you'd like to know, I'll just go ahead and ask myself some questions, then answer them for myself. Hopefully you'll get some good information out of it! Just pretend I'm being interviewed by Walter Cronkite or somesuch.
First, what do you do?
Well, I'm a kids' entertainer. Obviously I'm a Santa Claus during the Christmas season, available for house visits, corporate and village events, and more. When I'm not wearing the Big Red Suit, I entertain at kids' parties. Balloon twisting is my primary skill, but I also run party games and I'm working on sing-along performances. I also run pirate parties as Cap'n Bigbeard.
How long have you been working with children?
I started working with kids back when I still was a kid. I started twisting balloons in third grade, when I saw a balloon twister make the Pink Panther at summer camp and was amazed at the process. I started working with my church's children's program soon afterward, and soon became involved in clowning (which I've since abandoned, due to my beard and the cultural trend away from clowns). I first became Santa as a late teenager, when my uncle who used to play the jolly old elf for family Christmas parties got sick. Then, back in 2013, I realized that I could make a business out of these various skills. I got some business cards, stuck some polka-dot magnets on my car, and I've been a professional ever since!
What are your qualifications?
I have a degree in Theater, years of experience in children's entertainment, a membership in the International Brotherhood of Real-Bearded Santas and the World Clown Association, and a big, fluffy beard.
How can I get in contact?