What is a Variety Artist or Variety Entertainer?

This is a tough question, indeed I haven’t found a satisfactory definition by just ‘Googling’ it. The short answer (in my opinion): A variety artist/entertainer is a live entertainer with an act that is something less common. I don’t think of most musicians or dancers as variety artist. When I think of a variety artist […]


I was contacted recently by a person who would like to remain anonymous. He had come to one of my shows and it had reminded him of a story his father had told him as a kid. After my show he asked his father about the story, and the following is what he wrote down […]