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3/10/2014 3:16:00 PM
Award-winning comedian Dan Bennett to perform Sedona's Sound Bites Grill
Dan Bennett
Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett is a comedian and four-time U.S. Nationals Gold Medal winner. He juggles balls, rings, clubs, scarves, knives, bowling balls, fire, hats, cigar boxes and Devil Sticks.

Dan can balance any lift-able object on his face, feet or hands. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records for 1990. You can experience all of this on Sunday, March 16, at 7 p.m., at Sound Bites Grill in uptown Sedona.

Dan Bennett combines his outstanding physical and intellectual skills in one of the most distinctive variety acts on stage.

"Mastery over gravity" is the phrase which best describes his well-crafted execution of unusual juggling feats. "Patterns have always fascinated me, whether in puzzles, mathematics, juggling or well-timed comedy routines," explains Bennett, a former college calculus professor.

Dan Bennett's facility with sports (gymnastics and soccer) and his gift for mathematics led him to incorporate these elements into a mesmerizing stage performance spotlighting his lightning speed, rapier wit and remarkable skill.

His heart-stopping stunts and broad comedy produce an unforgettable experience. Michael Jordan (basketball god) says, "Dan Bennett's hot ball-handling amazes even me! Not just the best juggler on Earth, he's the very best in the Universe!"

Dan Bennett learned to juggle in 1970 when he was eight years old. It was in college however that he discovered his propensity for comedy.

While earning his bachelor's degree in mathematics, Dan worked as a teaching assistant in the math lab. His love for teaching soon spilled over into tutoring with comedy.

Eventually Mr. Bennett was holding workshops in calculus and mixing mathematics with humor. While lecturing about ballistics he devised the object lesson now so central to his performances: catching a bowling ball with his face. There was no turning back once he discovered how fun it was to entertain with math, physics and economics. Intellectual joke telling evolved into scientific bravado which in turn utilized the visual aids of juggling, balancing and prop manipulation. A show was born.

Adept at captivating audiences either live on stage or on the screen, Dan Bennett's television appearances include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Arsenio Hall," "PM Magazine" and "Good Morning America."

In demand for television commercials, Dan Bennett has appeared in spots for such well-known corporations as the Coca Cola Company, Milton Bradley, Quaker Oats, the Illinois Lottery, Southwest Airlines and McDonald's.

What happens when a hilarious professor of mathematics performs a lecture with object lessons and world class juggling? You get nonstop laughter, "infotainment" and amazement.

Right from the start Dan Bennett engages the audience with fast paced standup comedy and mesmerizing physical feats.

The result is a highly entertaining and educational treat. Dan Bennett is a mathemagician of the first order, a language and prop manipulatist of professorial proportions with a name you can swear by.

Making the common uncommon is one of Mr. Bennett's signature routines. Using racquets and a can of tennis balls, Dan performs a brilliant original piece with the comedic backdrop of psychology. "Legislative physics" is another unforgettable topic by the funny instructor: basketballs spinning on each hand while doing a backward summersault, or one atop the other with the vernacular of quantum mechanics.

This renowned and sought after comedian and juggler will be performing Sunday evening March 16 at Sound Bites Grill from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets for this event are $29 and may be purchased by calling 800-838-3006 or visiting SoundBitesGrill.com.

Sound Bites Grill is located in the Hyatt Shops uptown Sedona. Dinner is served until 10 p.m.

Come for a sunset dinner and stay for the show. For dinner reservations and more info call Sound Bites Grill at 928-282-2713

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