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Ivan Pecel • Interviews from the Inside

Where in the world am I today?: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Prologue: This is one of those weird cases of ‘we’ve never met, but we know all of the same people.’ I was originally introduced to Ivan’s work by Robin Chestnut. I kept hearing about him any time I worked on a cruise ship too. I figured since we knew all the same people I could ‘friend’ him on Facebook. Apparently this was enough to get me added to his newsletter mailing list. I’m cool with this and what it actually did was start a dialogue that eventually lead to this interview. The dude’s got a nice balance of show and business… No doubt about it!


Name: Ivan Pecel
Birthday: March 24, 1981
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Started Peforming/Working in the Industry: 1999.
Discipline: Comedy/Juggling.
Websites: www.ivanpecel.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com/ivanpecel
Venues Worked: Las Vegas Strip, Colleges, Cruise Ships, Comedy Clubs, Corporate Events.

Hot 10 Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream and why? • Mint Chocolate Chip… Because I neither like mint, nor chocolate chip individually… But put them together and it becomes a mouth full of joy.
  2. Name one movie that would make it to your Top 10 all-time great films.Cool Hand Luke with Paul Newman
  3. What was your favorite toy from childhood? • He-Man action Figures… … Still is my favorite toy.
  4. Who were your biggest inspirations when you got started?Mark Nizer, Steve Martin.
  5. From the world of animation what one character do you most identify with or see yourself in?Superman… I’m still holding on to the idea that one day I will learn how to fly.
  6. Name something that scares you.Getting old. The movie “Poltergeist 2,” Not being in control.
  7. Apart from the entertainment industry, name one other job you’ve had. I was the shirtless guy that stood in the door way of the Abercrombie and Fitch Store for a few months in college.  Degrading yet fulfilling all at the same time.
  8. What’s something you haven’t done yet that you’d like to try? Sky-Diving.
  9. What’s your least favourite thing about being a performer? • Excessive Travel.
  10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? • What the hell are you doing here?”

The Nugget:

Pick one nugget of wisdom you’ve picked up from your career in Show Business to share with the World.

Show business is 2 words.  “Show” and “Business.”  You have to be great and work equally hard at both of them to be successful.  Doesn’t matter how great your show is if you can’t get booked.”

–Ivan Pecel

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