Thank you Blackfoot Performing Arts Center!
What a wonderful show we had in Blackfoot last week-end! From beginning to end, the show was unforgettable. It was filled with heartwarming laughter - and even a few nostalgic tears. It was a night the people in attendance will never forget!
Brad was the closing concert of our first Concert Series...Many people said he was the best of all the concerts! His act touched the hearts of many people. Brad brought the audience back to a time when humor was clean, fun, and memorable.
From the time Brad and his wonderful wife, Brenda, arrived we felt their genuine friendliness and professional attitude. They were receptive and gracious at all times. It was so nice to have people who knew what they wanted and could work easily to make it all happen. I hope we can continue to work...with artists of the caliber of Brad Zinn. It is our desire to have him return to our community in the near future. Thank you for making this a great concert for all involved!
SUSAN MANN, ENTERTAINMENT COORDINATOR,
BLACKFOOT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Thank you Norwegian Cruise Lines...
for an incredible
"I have to say that Brad Zinn is a very nice gentleman, all his props, music, costumes, and appearance are of the highest quality, and his personal interaction and manner cannot be faulted. Brad certainly has a lot of talent, a good singing voice, and his characters look and sound true to the original people. I wish him well for this, and for the future."
Jonathan Neal, Cruise Director
"Brad is a very clever man. His act, impressions of the great comedians is very authentic and he brings back lots of memories of these famous men...He did a good job...and is a good entertainer."
Simon Murray, Cruise Director
Thank you Trilogy at Vistancia!
"Again thanks for a great show. The members were very happy and loved it!"
GREGG SNYDER, LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR
Comedy impressionist Brad Zinn is one of the most sought after entertainers in his field. Brad's extensive background in acting, stand-up comedy, and magic make his performance a
cut above the average entertainer. Brad adds elements of storytelling, impressions and music to make his act absolutely unique.
Turning professional full time in 1975, Brad Zinn pursued acting and magic careers simultaneously for the next twenty years. He has appeared in six films and hundreds of local and national television and radio commercials. However, the entertaining arts became all consuming and the acting career was all but eclipsed by his success in legerdemain and comedy. Brad is regularly engaged by major cruise lines, fundraising organizations, hotels and corporate meeting planners across the United States and Canada as a comedian, impressionist, magician, and as a Master of Ceremonies.
In December 1995 he appeared at the exclusive Casa De Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic and headlined twice with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra to a sold out houses. Brad was honored by the City of Phoenix to be the first magician to appear at the city's newly refurbished Orpheum Theatre. He returned there in October 2002 to present his show "The Great Comedians" to standing room only. In October 2003, he headlined at the historic Fox Theatre in Visalia, California. Brad has also performed his show on Holland America, Radisson, Orient, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
In November 2003, Brad performed at the world famous London Palladium on a Gala Variety Program. And in 2008 he appeared in Las Vegas at the SunCoast Resort and Casino. In 2017 Brad returned to Las Vegas to Emcee the 5th Anniversary of the Sapphire Comedy Spot.
In 2014, Brad Zinn was chosen to headline two important gatherings in Vincennes, Indiana, Red Skelton’s birthplace and hometown. First, “The Great Comedians” was the featured closing night entertainment for the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor National Convention (aath.org) on the campus of Vincennes University. Two months later, “The Great Comedians” was the featured closing night entertainment for the Official Red Skelton Festival. Both of these engagements took place at the beautiful Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.
Brad has performed alongside many celebrities, including Dick Van Dyke, Shirley Jones, Cliff Robertson, Paul Rodriguez, Damon Wayans, Richard Crenna, Will Shriner, Justin Wilson (the Cajun Chef), Harry Anderson, Lynda Carter, and Elayne Boosler, among others.
Brad Zinn is also recognized as a media consultant for advertisers, industrial accounts and other performers. His work has been published in various trade periodicals and he is currently writing his first major book on the entertainment industry.
Brad, a performing member of Hollywood's prestigious Magic Castle, boasts appearances as a magician on the Las Vegas "strip" as well. His experiences include video production, event production, advertising campaigns, lyric writing and you may recognize his voice from the hundreds of radio and television commercials he has recorded. Brad also hosted his own cable talk show, "The New Variety Arts" for two years. This show resulted in a full page spread in the Arizona Republic.
Brad's accomplishments have been acknowledged in Marquis' "Who's Who In Entertainment," "Who's Who In The World," and "International Men of Achievement." Brad is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (the exclusive "Order of Merlin Shield"), the Society of American Magicians, the Hollywood Magic Castle, Screen Actor's Guild, American Federation of Radio and Television Artists and other professional organizations. Brad was named "Magician of the Year for 2000" by International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 55 and Society of American Magicians
Assembly 248. SAM Assembly 248 awarded Brad their Lifetime Achievement in December 2016.
Brad is currently involved in a diverse array
of activities. In addition to performing his comedy impressions, magic, emceeing for major functions, and keeping his hand in video production, he has studied bel-canto voice for over a dozen years and is adding singing as a high lyric baritone to his list of credits.
Brad Zinn stars in the comedy web series "In Zane's Class" produced in 2017, in cooperation with the Arizona State University Dept. of Film Dance and Theater.
Comedian impressionist Brad Zinn's "The Great Comedians" one man play pays homage to his childhood idols in show business and the presentation has called upon all his diverse skills to prepare and present. Brad Zinn is
a versatile and seasoned entertainer who continues to find new ways to present