Thursday, November 30, 2017

Razor J and Jack HeKleR at Chicago Pop Culture Con 2017

As I entered the Pheasant Run Mega Center for the Chicago Pop Culture Con, I immediately met Razor J and Jack HeKleR.  The duo greeted and entertained attendees all weekend, just as they have been entertaining folks for years.
Putting them at the entrance was a good choice.  They were the first and last interaction for the attendees.  They put you in a good mood and they left you in a good mood.
Ventriloquists are a dying breed it seems.  I have always been fascinated by the art though.  It was never about the physical act of not moving your lips while throwing your voice to the dummy.  I always liked the person's ability to have a "conversation" with the dummy.  I was happy to see 12 year old Darci Lynne Farmer win "America's Got Talent" season 12.
Razor J and Jack HeKleR harken back to the glory days of ventriloquism, but with a fresh updated approach.  There's a YouTube video called VenTrivia with Razor J and Jack HeKleR which demonstrates part of the act.
Razor J has been in radio since 1987.  He's also a club/mobile DJ, a ventriloquist and more.  In short, he's an entertainer.
Razor J was just the beginning of the fun at the two day Chicago Pop Culture Con.  The rest of the event featured sports stars, artists, cosplayers, actors, vendors and more.  I had a great time all weekend and I already look forward to next year.  You can get news and info at and also periodic updates here.
Razor J, Jack HeKleR and me in St. Charles, IL-November 2018.

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