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By Ellie Weingardt 09 May, 2017
Had a blast last week entertaining at a big corporate event on the RED CARPET as Joan Rivers.  Later I got to introduce some great acts: including the dynamic dancing of Michael (Rico)Jackson impersonator extroadenaire,  and a fabulous talent who performs as the Total Rat Pack! Jerry Armstrong. A one man show. This guy even does Elvis!! ! Both performers wowed the audience, while I told a few jokes. It was a great crowd of several hundred people dropping by for some coctails and hors deuvres after a whole weekend of meetings. They still had a lot of energy to fill the dance floor for some line dancing!  
By Ellie Weingardt 15 Mar, 2017
(Ellie Weingardt "glamming it up" as Joan Rivers)
A red carpet party was hosted by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation(JDRF) Illinois Young Leadership Committee. This was the second time in a row I had been invited to be Joan Rivers Oscar Night for this young dedicated group of volunteers who made this fabulous evening.  First, I greeted everyone, mic in hand on the "red carpet"  as they entered. I made some new friends and reacquainting myself, as Joan, with the old. "Who are you wearing?" was the phrase of the night.  As guests watched the Oscars on a bank of televisions, they filled out a questionaire on who they thought would be the Oscar winners. A DJ played during commercial breaks, and the venue was the Municipal Bar where delicious food was served "by the bite." They also had cocktails named after movies which added another fun dimension to the night.  I got to chose the "best dressed" of the evening. Both male and female categories and prizes were handed out.  There was a large display of auction items which were open for bid and all the proceeds went to help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.  
By Ellie Weingardt 09 May, 2017
Had a blast last week entertaining at a big corporate event on the RED CARPET as Joan Rivers.  Later I got to introduce some great acts: including the dynamic dancing of Michael (Rico)Jackson impersonator extroadenaire,  and a fabulous talent who performs as the Total Rat Pack! Jerry Armstrong. A one man show. This guy even does Elvis!! ! Both performers wowed the audience, while I told a few jokes. It was a great crowd of several hundred people dropping by for some coctails and hors deuvres after a whole weekend of meetings. They still had a lot of energy to fill the dance floor for some line dancing!  
By Ellie Weingardt 15 Mar, 2017
(Ellie Weingardt "glamming it up" as Joan Rivers)
A red carpet party was hosted by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation(JDRF) Illinois Young Leadership Committee. This was the second time in a row I had been invited to be Joan Rivers Oscar Night for this young dedicated group of volunteers who made this fabulous evening.  First, I greeted everyone, mic in hand on the "red carpet"  as they entered. I made some new friends and reacquainting myself, as Joan, with the old. "Who are you wearing?" was the phrase of the night.  As guests watched the Oscars on a bank of televisions, they filled out a questionaire on who they thought would be the Oscar winners. A DJ played during commercial breaks, and the venue was the Municipal Bar where delicious food was served "by the bite." They also had cocktails named after movies which added another fun dimension to the night.  I got to chose the "best dressed" of the evening. Both male and female categories and prizes were handed out.  There was a large display of auction items which were open for bid and all the proceeds went to help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.  
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