Ventriloquist Ronn Lucas and his cast of characters will perform a mix of stand-up comedy and improvisations at the Suncoast Showroom on November 8 and 9.
Honing his talent at a young age, Lucas was inspired by the ventriloquists he saw on television, such as Jimmy Nelson and his doll Danny O’Day on the “Texaco Star Theater.” By the time he was 10, Lucas was able to speak without moving his mouth.
Lucas is recognized as the first ventriloquist to headline a long-running show in Las Vegas and has received numerous awards for his performances, including being termed “The World’s Best Ventriloquist” by The New York Times and The London Times.
During his show, Lucas voices his characters Scorch the Dragon, Buffalo Billy and Chuck the Disposable Punk Rocker. In 1992, Lucas voiced Scorch the Dragon in Scorch’s self-titled television show on CBS.
Throughout the years, Lucas has appeared on numerous television sitcoms, including “Nip Tuck,” “L.A. Law” and “Night Court.” In 1990, he starred in his self-titled program “The Ronn Lucas Show,” broadcast in the United Kingdom. In 2009, he was featured in the documentary “I’m No Dummy,” which explored the world of ventriloquism through various clips and interviews.
Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.