Harris Deutsch: Laughologist and Winner!

Artist’s Rendering of Mr. Deutsch

One of our favorite posters on Ring2100 is Harris Deutsch.  He calls himself the ?Laughologist  and Nearly Normal Magician/Ventriloquist.?  His mission, ?Bring Magic and Laughter to the World, One Group at a Time.? 

 

In his day job, he works as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist and his abilities as a Laughologist, Magician and Ventriloquist clearly come in handy for this important position.  He uses his talents to bring the message to the community; with the hope the community will help spread the news. 

 

Mr. Deutsch worked as a counselor in Kansas’ Oldest Bed and Breakfast. It was also known as Lansing Correctional Facilities Maximum Security Prison.  While we?ve been in lots of prisons in our day, we never met a ventriloquist. 

 

(Well, actually we sort of did but he wasn?t really throwing his voice into a dummy, just a different part of himself.  It?s a long story and currently the subject of a lawsuit so I?ll leave it there.  Ironically, that?s exactly what the ventriloquist said.) 

 

Mr. Deutsch has an ability to write funny but substantive stuff.  This is a tough combination of talents and he shares them so ably on the Ring2100 listserve. 

 

His latest conquest was for charity.  In his role as an R-7 COMBAT (Community-Backed Anti-Drug Tax) Prevention Specialist, he participated in the Lee?s Summit Community Foundation?s ?Sing for Your Supper.? 

 

Mr. Deutsch brought his puppet, Nigel, to assist in his contest entry. …

Artist’s Rendering of Mr. Deutsch

One of our favorite posters on Ring2100 is Harris Deutsch.  He calls himself the ?Laughologist  and Nearly Normal Magician/Ventriloquist.?  His mission, ?Bring Magic and Laughter to the World, One Group at a Time.? 

 

In his day job, he works as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist and his abilities as a Laughologist, Magician and Ventriloquist clearly come in handy for this important position.  He uses his talents to bring the message to the community; with the hope the community will help spread the news. 

 

Mr. Deutsch worked as a counselor in Kansas’ Oldest Bed and Breakfast. It was also known as Lansing Correctional Facilities Maximum Security Prison.  While we?ve been in lots of prisons in our day, we never met a ventriloquist. 

 

(Well, actually we sort of did but he wasn?t really throwing his voice into a dummy, just a different part of himself.  It?s a long story and currently the subject of a lawsuit so I?ll leave it there.  Ironically, that?s exactly what the ventriloquist said.) 

 

Mr. Deutsch has an ability to write funny but substantive stuff.  This is a tough combination of talents and he shares them so ably on the Ring2100 listserve. 

 

His latest conquest was for charity.  In his role as an R-7 COMBAT (Community-Backed Anti-Drug Tax) Prevention Specialist, he participated in the Lee?s Summit Community Foundation?s ?Sing for Your Supper.? 

 

Mr. Deutsch brought his puppet, Nigel, to assist in his contest entry.  The community?s charitable organizations entered into a competition to determine who provided the best entertainment.  Nigel, known as ?the puppet that rocks and talks? helped his master to tie for first place against the formidable Lee?s Summit Senior Center. 

 

Nigel and Mr. Deutsch sang their variation on ?My Favorite Things? entitled, ?These are a Few of the Optimist Things.?  Floyd Pentlin of  Lee?s Summit North High School and Virginia Anthony of Bernard Campbell Middle School helped develop the act.  For his tightly-timed two-minute entry, the Laughologist picked up $750.00 for the Optimist Club

 

 

Harris Deutsch captures ?Sing for Your Supper? prize
Harris Deutsch, R-7 COMBAT (Community-Backed Anti-Drug Tax) prevention specialist, recently captured top honors at the Lee?s Summit Community Foundation?s ?Sing for Your Supper? event, held to thank local charitable organizations. The event included an entertainment competition among the organizations being honored.

 

Harris and Nigel, the ?puppet that rocks and talks,? performed a ventriloquist act for the Optimist Club and tied for first place with the Lee?s Summit Senior Center. The act featured a song called ?These are a Few of the Optimist Things,? a parody of the ?Sound of Music? tune ?My Favorite Things.?

 

Floyd Pentlin of Lee?s Summit North High School and Virginia Anthony of Bernard Campbell Middle School also helped Harris develop the Optimist program. Deutsch won a check for $750 which will help the fund the Optimist?s program: Bringing Out the Best in Lee’s Summit Kids.

 

Not bad for two-minutes work.

Paul Gouty, Assistant Principal at one of Lee’s Summit, Missouri’s Middle Schools, congratulated Mr. Deutsch and his Nearly Normal Puppet, Nigel. 

 

We do as well.

 

Mr. Deutsch has one of the nicest looking sites we have ever seen in the realm of magic.  You have to check it out!  Not only does it have great artwork but it is fully-functional.  Very, very cool. It will be inducted into the Inside Magic Links of Fame as an Editor’s Pick.

 

Check out Mr. Deutsch?s website by clicking here.

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