Bob Hope's life in comedy is recreated once again in this tribute act performed by William Patrick Johnson. With this warm- and often hilarious trip down memory lane, William will entertain your "troops" dressed in military fatigues similar to those worn by Mr. Hope as he brought a song and a smile to all those men and women in uniform defending our country.
This Bob Hope impersonator will energize the evening and delight your audiences as a Host, Emcee, or simply telling jokes. William Patrick Johnson has entertained audiences as "Bob" for the actual USO (stateside and in the South Pacific), as well as, military groups, festivals, conventions, and corporations. If your are presenting a "USO Style Show," a tribute to WWII Veterans, or your theme is to give some Vietnam Veterans a "Welcome Home" salute, you have found your entertainer. Tableside entertaining is also available with this act.
In this nostalgic tribute to the late, great Bob Hope, William jokingly covers a wide range of Mr. Hope's favorite topics, including Washington D.C., the game of golf, and Hope's dear friend, Bing Crosby. The act can stand alone, or be tailored to an event or party.
Bill's tribute was recently showcased in New Orleans, LA at "Experience the Victory," the grand opening of the National WWII Museum's expansion project- which included the premiere of the film "Beyond All Boundaries" in which Academy Award winning actor, Tom Hanks, served as Executive Producer. In the ceremony, Bill was honored to introduce NBC-TV broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw, and perform a brief moment of comedy with Mr. Hanks.
Earlier this year, Bill served as the Emcee for “Legends of Palm Springs” at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA in a show produced by Terry Hill and Associates. Mr. Hill was the producer of the Official Memorial Tribute Show to Bob Hope.
Bill was honored to visit Pigeon Forge, TN this past August where he participated in the "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans 2014 Parade." In the festivities surrounding the parade, Bill was thrilled to perform alongside Michelle DellaFave, who performed as one of Dean Martin's Golddiggers.
In early September of 2014, Bill received quite a humbling citation. At the 2014 fundraiser for the Beck Pride Center for Wounded Warriors on the campus of Arkansas State University, the Hon. Mayor Harold Perrin presented Bill with a Key to the City. For a bashful kid from Kansas, this was quite an honor.
Bill recently returned to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans for a sold out encore of the Stage Door Canteen's production of "Thanks For the Memories: Bob Hope and his All Star Pacific Tour." The show continues to be sold out whenever it is presented.