“Over the years, I have witnessed live performances
by many of show business’ top comedians
and read the words of a great many excellent writers.
Never have the two abilities been combined
as well as they are in the case of McAvoy Layne.”
-Reno public relations legend, Harry Spencer
He might be the most conceited ass in the territory, but at 181 he can golf his age…
“McAvoy Layne is the second best impressionist of Mark Twain in the world.”
“McAvoy is an ambassador of the arts wherever he performs.”
-Judith Clark, Director, Nevada State Council on the Arts
With over 4,000 performances spanning 30 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 within your time constraints without bursting your budget.
I DRANK WITH THE GHOST OF MARK TWAIN
Enjoy a Casual Winter Conversation
With The Ghost of Mark Twain (McAvoy Layne)
With Your Party of 4-6 at Twain-Layne Haven
(McAvoy’s Tahoe Home)
Bring a Beverage of Choice on the Evening of Your Choice
The Trouble Begins at Seven With a Tour of the Gallery
All For a Modest Donation of $75 a Nose
(as suggested & approved by previous guests)
Testimonial Dr. Smith party of two:
“What a wonderful evening!!
McAvoy IS Mark Twain and he captures his spirit.
We spent two hours in Mark’s home learning of his life.
We felt we were there with Mark Twain reliving his exploits.
In addition, we shared our stories
and felt like we were in Samuel Clemens actual presence.
McAvoy is delightful and we could not recommend him higher!
What a font of knowledge and a joy to be with for an extended evening!
We will be back!!”
“McAvoy is a master at depicting Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain.
We enjoyed a lovely evening of Mark Twain renditions and great conversation with McAvoy.
Not only was it supremely interesting to listen to Mark Twain’s view of the world,
it was poignantly relevant since Mark Twain spent so much time in the Carson Valley/Tahoe area.
McAvoy is a must see during your visit. ”
Lisa & Jeff
Testimonial – Crum Party of Six: “We had an absolutely amazing evening,
an evening spent in McAvoy’s own home
surrounded by incredible historical Twain treasures.
Anyone looking for a unique evening of entertainment
should definitely consider his charming venue.”
For Information & Arrangements
McAvoyLayne@gmail.com or 775-833-1835
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We can do that too!)
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THE COURTESAN OF THE COMSTOCK
JULIA BULETTE & MARK TWAIN TOGETHER
AT THE TUNNEL CREEK LODGE
An evening of wine, wisdom, Hors d’oeuvres
And living history
Julia (Kim Copel-Harris)
& Twain (McAvoy Layne)
Regale in their hilarious adventures
and misadventures in early Nevada
Saturday evening, September 22nd
The Trouble Begins at Seven
1200 Tunnel Creek Road, Incline Village 89451
On Ponderosa Ranch Above Tunnel Creek Café
Park at Tunnel Creek Café at 6pm
(Free Shuttle from Tunnel Creek Station) Tickets $45 available at IV Visitors Bureau
Scofield’s Annual Cowboy Campfire, Red Mule Ranch, Fiddletown, CA
8-18-18 – With Jerry Bell!
THE GHOST OF MARK TWAIN WINE TRAIN
Join us for a night of history & humor
while taking a picturesque train ride
through Carson River Canyon and back
as you sip wine, taste gourmet hors d’ oeuvres
and enjoy humorous tales
of Mark Twain’s time on the Comstock…
Saturday, October 18th, 5pm-7pm
$45 a person – purchase tickets at vtrailway.com
Life on the Mississippi
Paddlewheeler Cruise with McAvoy Layne
The Ghost of Twain
November 9-17, 2018
Celebrate Mark Twain’s 183d Birthday
“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…
McAvoy is working on a distance learning platform for living history in the classroom,
an innovative approach to be launched in 2018.
Click on Chautauqua-Central above for a sneak preview…