As seen on "The Late Show" with David Letterman and twice on the "Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon."
1. A clever and funny person who imagines crazy concepts and inventions, turns them into reality, and performs them for an audience with hilarious results. (noun) 2. Opposite of standard (noun) 3. Eric Buss (noun)
Eric Buss was born in Tucson, Arizona. When he was born, the doctors all laughed at him. That laughter gave Eric a rush… or it could have been the snipping of the umbilical cord… either way, at the age of seven seconds he knew what he wanted to do when he grew up… Later in life, at the ripe age of 8, he learned how to tinker in his dad’s workshop… or as Eric used to call it, “Dad’s Magical Tool and Gadget Nirvana.” At 16, probably after ingesting some paint chips, he decided to make day dreaming and performing comedy a career. He never looked back.
Although most would agree that his props are totally awesome, it’s Eric’s personality that wins audiences over. His high-energy, and hilarious act has been called, “Pure Art, Pure Madness!” It combines pogo sticks, wigs, frozen turkeys, dancing licorice, impaled rabbits, and 375 spring snakes into a non-stop ride of mischief and magical gadgetry that most people could never imagine. Eric not only imagined it, he turned it into an award-winning act that he has performed around the world and on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. In fact, Letterman called his performance “Tremendous, sensational, beautiful and a real crowd pleaser,” and that was only 90 seconds of it! If he can impress Letterman, he must be good!
Eric’s hard work began to pay off at the age of 20, when he won the coveted “Stage Champion of the Year” award at the world convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Since then, Eric has performed on five continents and on TV in six countries. Did we mention, he was a featured guest on “The Late Show” with David Letterman? He has also appeared on the “Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon” and has shared the stage with William Shatner at the world renowned “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival in Montreal. He made a command performance for the Royal Family of Monaco at their annual International Magic Gala in Monte Carlo. Eric is also a graduate of The Second City, considered the “Ivy League of Comedy Schools.”
Now, at the age of “adult,” Eric the Comedy Imaginator spends most of his time either in his own workshop (Eric’s Magical Tool and Gadget Nirvana), or on stages around the world performing his clever brand of comedy, which is glued to his unique style of magic and props, which is duck-taped to his energetic personality. He loves the results!
-“Buss is fast and quirky, and carries on such insanity. He creates many inventive twists!” -Sacramento Bee
-“When Buss begins his act, the show takes a leap into an entertaining kind of absurdity!” –Reno Gazette Journal
-“The magic and humor as presented by Eric Buss is tremendously original and delightful stuff and is unmatched (really) by any other comic-magician on the boards today.” –Jack Neal’s Nightclub Review, Las Vegas
-“Eric was hysterical! We ended up hiring him again six weeks later to perform at our tradeshow.” Lauren Boland, Datex-Ohmeda Medical Systems.
-“You were a huge success at our breakfast meeting. It was early and you quickly woke everyone up with your energetic style of comedy and magic. – Chau Le, Northwestern Mutual Strategic Group
-"Eric Buss delivers a unique brand of magic and comedy. He drew consistently large crowds to our outdoor stage, and kept them there." -Brett Chance, Ohio State Fair
-“Eric Buss was a great part of the free entertainment lineup at the 2006 State Fair of West Virginia. He was funny, interactive with the audience, and fast paced. Audience members enjoyed the variety of acts in his show and he was good at involving the audience in his performance. I highly recommend him for his fun and entertaining show.” –Pamela Edwards, West Virginia State Fair
-“A real crowd pleaser. Original and funny!” - Russ Rivas- owner Laffs Comedy Club, Albuquerque, NM
-“Your innocent and child-like stage persona was very likable” – Mark Benson- owner Lafflines, Vancouver, BC, Canada
-“He’s Now! Magic just for the fun of it! What a pro!” – Joe DeLion- owner Viva Debris Comedy & Magic Club, Syracuse, NY
-“He delivered an hilarious, high-energy show that kept the students interested and involved. We would definitely recommend Eric Buss to any potential talent buyer.” –Niki Graham, Assistant Coordinator- Northern Arizona University
-“He was awfully big for a six-year old, but had our students in fits of laughter!” – Steve Johnson, Director of Student Activities- Quincy University
-“Very funny act, your character works very well!” – Garry Shandling