Too Close to Call: The old song and dance for Valentine’s Day


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From left: Ian Weir, performer for Top Talent Entertainment; Ben Winestone, owner of In Entertainment

Pizza isn’t the only thing delivered to your door — you can also get a singing telegram. Or, how about a gorilla-gram for that special someone? Herewith, a showdown of two T.O. telegram purveyors. 

Top Talent Entertainment

Owner: Nevil Lissack
Established: 1984

vs.

In Entertainment

Owner: Ben Winestone
Established: 2015

Telegrams are one facet of our business. We do get requested for Barney, Mickey Mouse and Elmo. 

Most requested costume?  The bacon: we call it our “strip-show.”
We have done some apology ones, 
like big-time apologies.
Most unusual occasion?   A woman who needed to serve her
soon-to-be ex-husband with divorce
papers. She wanted a singing telegram to be the go-between. 
We have performed a singing telegram for the cast of
Degrassi: The Next Generation
at their film studios.
Weirdest location? We’ve sent a telegram to a small
butcher shop in the east end of Toronto. The person that booked it sent our bacon strip telegram, so
it just made sense!
Erykah Badu, Elmo, Zoe, Rosita and Baby Bear from Sesame Street to sing a song they did together called “Friendship." Who would you send Trump, and song requested? I’d probably send Donald Trump, Donald Trump … and the song: “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before” by Willie Nelson.
www.corporate-event-entertainment.ca   www.inentertainment.ca
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Kristina Kirkaldy is a news editor at Post City Magazines. Kristina graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber with a degree in journalism.

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