Governor Sandoval, Ben Rupert and McAvoy Layne at Cave Rock

“McAvoy is an ambassador of the arts wherever he performs.”
-Judith Clark, Director, Nevada State Council on the Arts

Jackass Hill

He might be an ass, but at 180 he can golf his age…

Rick Gunn Photo

McAvoy Layne is the second best impressionist of Mark Twain in the world.

With over 4,000 performances spanning 28 years of full-time experience, McAvoy will tailor a show to embrace your special interests, whether they be golf, business, or anything in-between.  From touching wedding toasts to hilarious roasts, to 90 minute theater performances, McAvoy will work with your time constraints and budget constraints.




The Story Tellers

McAvoy Layne – 28 year impressionist of Mark Twain

Will hold forth at your dining room table

To answer questions your party might have on any subject

He is also willing to share the secrets of his longevity (180 years)

And some etiquette on getting into heaven

(Don’t try to take a selfie with St. Peter)

There is a modest honorarium for this private audience

A small pittance For the amount of wit & wisdom you will assimilate

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McAvoy is busy preparing a draft white paper in advance of
declaring candidacy for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District,
a copy of which is posted in Pine Nuts and


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“Home Means Nevada”
An up-beat, humorous story of Nevada
As told by Mark Twain (McAvoy Layne)
With music from Shiloh, (Julie Machado & Tim Gorelangton)
Music that gives wings to Nevada’s story


McAvoy & Shiloh have recorded a spoken word song
“Citizens of the World”
that they intend to have translated 
into 200 languages…


Tahoe Epedition Academy 2015

McAvoy is working on a distance learning platform for living history in the classroom,
an innovative approach to be launched in 2016.
Click on Chautauqua-Central above for a sneak preview…