First appearance on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson"
Joined cast of "Sugar Babies" with Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller
TV debut on local Dallas TV (interviewed by Bill O'Reilly)
began ventriloquism at age eight
"You’d think that in high school, people would have made fun of me for doing (ventriloquism) but I guess it became — I’m not going to say ‘cool’ — but it became O.K. Because I was saying things that they could never get away with," from The New York TimesOct. 29, 2009
"I try to make the majority of my audience laugh. "That’s my audience. They’ll laugh at the dead terrorist," from The New York TimesOct. 29, 2009