Ian Varella

A great entertainment package is yours when you hire Ian Varella!
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Ian's fast-paced comedy and ventriloquism show gives a good-natured ribbing to the VIPs of your choice. You let us know the funny anecdotes, strange habits and inside jokes of your employees, management and staff and my friends and I will have the audience rolling in the aisles with comedy that’s personally relatable! You also get to choose the person who gets turned into a life-sized ventriloquist dummy.  Everyone will love watching what happens during this special and hilarious part of the show
Earned from thousands of performances on international cruise ships, Las Vegas shows, corporate events and opening acts for the country’s biggest stars. Ian Varella has also appeared on HBO, Showtime and the Nashville Network.
Ian Varella is one of the most popular performers in entertainment today. His performance combines comedy, variety and audience participation into one great entertainment package. Ian has the rare skill to bring each of his wise-cracking characters to life. Ian has the mark of a professional allowing him to perform under any circumstance and give the best as well as get the best from any audience.

“The funniest entertainer we’ve ever had.”
Cypress Semiconductors
“You were definitely a hit!”
Century Companies
“You provided an up-beat, fun show with no bad language or off-colored jokes.”
Supervalu Foods
“Your show as extremely well-received by everyone.”
3M Corporation

“The only comedian to get two standing ovations.”
Ford Motor Company

HBO, Showtime, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, Statler Brothers Show, Penn&Tellers Sin City Spectacular, The Donny and Marie Show, B.J. Thomas, Highway 101, Chubby Checker, Randy Travis, Sawyer Brown, Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Charlie Daniels, Bellamy Brothers
Whirlpool, Intel, Compaq, Nokia, Gateway 2000, 3M, Honeywell, Amway, Coors, Burger King, Anderson Windows, General Motors, Ford, Norwest Banks, Arthur Anderson, Sysco, Land O’ Lakes, Pepsi, Raytheon, Tru-Valu Hardware, Exxon, Dell Computers, EDS
Carnival, Chandris Fantasy, Norwegian, Holland American, Royal Olympic, Regency, Princess, Renaissance, Premier and Admiral
It's About Time!
Practical Techniques for Managing Your Time!
Looking for entertainment with a message?

Introducing a humorous Key-Note presentation on Time Management
The It's About Time  program combines comedy magic and ventriloquism with proven techniques on controlling something we all have but need more of - TIME.
We have the perfect answer for you!
It's About Time is a funny look at a serious subject.  During this fast-paced presentation we cover such topics as...
• Organizing your office
• Time management at home
• Reducing clutter
• Time saving writing techniques
• Identifying time wasters
• Dealing with interruptions
• Time efficient meetings
• Basic goal setting
• Protecting your priorities
To add this presentation to your next banquet, convention, sales meeting & seminar call the agent that referred you to this site

Assembly Programs
Fantastic Friends Show
A completely self-contained assembly show with an emphasis on drug and gang prevention
• Would you like to decrease gang activity at your school?
• Want to cut down on theft and vandalism?
• Would you like to teach your students how to say "NO" to drugs and gangs?
We have the perfect answer for you!
     The Fantastic Friends Show is designed to demonstrate to students the dangers of joining a gang or bad group of friends.  By using comedy magic and ventriloquism we show how joining a gang can lead to a life of crime and loss of life and limb.
     Students see that friends they pick now will effect who they will be when they grow up.  The Fantastic Friends Show informs students which characteristics to look for when choosing a friend and how to say "NO" to joining a gang.
Ian Varella
Inspiration comes in many forms. For Ian Varella, it as a young ventriloquist he saw while attending school. Witnessing the wonders of this art form had a profound effect on Ian. The next day he began devouring books on the subject at his local library. The desire to become an entertainer was instantaneous and probably had something to do with his background.
Ian's mother, Jane, has been a professional musician most of her life.  Appearing with top flight bands around the country and being featured on national television gave her a great deal of experience, which Ian has learned from.  
Ian worked his way up the hard way, preferring not to use his mothers influence.  Starting with shows for his classmates, Ian began performing at libraries around his home town of Dayton, Ohio.  These shows quickly led to paid performances with repeat engagements. 
After graduating from high school, Ian won a grant to study at the prestigious Berkshire Center for the Performing Arts in Massachusetts.  During his two-month sojourn, Ian studied all aspects of theater including voice and acting.  In 1980, Ian began attending Wright State University working toward a bachelors degree in communications and public relations.  To finance education, he performed shows in the evenings and weekends.  During summer breaks he made appearances at fairs, festivals and  theme parks throughout the United States.  In four summers he performed over 3000 shows at Cedar Point, Kings Island and Valley Fair Amusement parks. 
For over a decade Ian Varella has entertained some of America's top Fortune 500 companies.  He has recently completed engagements at several of the top show rooms in Las Vegas.  He has toured the world numerous times aboard NCL, Holland America, Princess and Renaissance Cruise Lines. His opening acts credits read like a "Who's Who" in country music.  Ian has shared the stage with the Statler Brothers,Crystal Gayle, Aaron Tippon, Randy Travis, Marty Stuart, and George Straight just to name a few.  His television credits include HBO, Showtime, TNN and Fox Networks.