Everyone likes to laugh. Everyone likes music. I combine the two in a funny and fun act called Sly The Cat. Your guests will be smiling, laughing and fully entertained by this unique, quirky, witty and off-the-cuff friendly jazz lounge lizard. Perfect for private parties, conventions, training seminars, award ceremonies, business meetings, variety shows and much more.
I developed this character and act after 4 years on SiriusXM radio Book Channel hosting a storytelling and music show called Swanktown. Now with a deeper focus on standup comedy this show sets just the right tone for your event. Watch the demo videos, read the testimonials and listen to the audio samples to see for yourself. And I can customize the show to highlight any individuals or talk about any current events relevant to your organization. I'm easy to work with and reliable as gravity and would love to have the chance to talk with you about your event.
I perform on radio under the stage name Sly The Cat and my comedy/music radio show Swanktown ran on SiriusXM every week for 4 years from 2009-2013. The show has often been referred to as "Garrison Keillor for the martini set" and is hilariously funny and squeaky clean. I can lighten the mood, put smiles on all your guests faces and really get the party started or emcee in any situation. I have a vast business background on Wall Street with an under-exploited MBA hanging on my wall covering a small crack that has developed recently.
Here's the really interesting part; my other background is as a songwriter and singer and I have performed on many stages around the world and now here in Las Vegas. So my act also includes some songs or even a custom song written just for your event. I'll work hard with you beforehand to make sure the song is perfect for your group and meets your high standards. I'm flexible very easy to work with and want to help you make your event a success.
Recently from Los Angeles I have worked many private parties and events with celebrities entertaining George Clooney, Katharine McPhee, Billy Baldwin, Nicolette Sheridan, Sylvester Stallone, Aaron Spelling and Jackie Collins and many more.
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:"Terrific, I laughed out loud" Chris Erskine LA Times
“This cat is so smooth” -Donnie Johnson Comedian Las Vegas
"Smart, unique, upbeat" Robin Bertolucci PD KFI radio
"Sharp! Witty! Fun!" George Segal -actor
"Fun show" - Jesse Thorn The Sound of Young America
"I'm hooked! It's exotic and lots of fun" Judy Carmichael - Jazz Inspired
“He's terrific” - India Tips ABHES convention Las Vegas
"reminds me of Mark Twain . . . and you can quote me" Maria Wasserman, Entertainer
A bit more about my comedy and music; Swanktown is an original radio show that is stories and songs about a fictional jazz lounge called The Royal Palm Court Lounge. The stories are warm and humane, funny and charming and my standup comedy is similar but focuses more on everyday living. I have appeared on hundreds of stages and feel very comfortable designing a set to fit your particular event.
The highlights of my performing resume also include TV guest appearances on Glee, Monk, Miss Match, Reba, Merkel and Knotts Landing, small roles in movies, countless nightclubs in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and around the world on cruise ships on Celebrity, Azamara, Disney and Holland America cruise lines and 180 half hour episodes of Swanktown the radio show on SiriusXM and hundreds of public radio stations. I'd be very happy to send you a fully detailed resume and tons of amazing reviews and comments on request.
Very much look forward to hearing from you!