Frequently Asked Questions
Q: "What does Uncle Floyd charge to perform?"
A: Floyd's fee depends on when and where he does his show. Please call for prices; it's much faster. If you can't call, send an email with the DATE, TIME and PLACE of your event and we can quote you a price.
Q: "Is Uncle Floyd running for
governor?" "Is Floyd trying to get into the New Jersey Hall of Fame?"
A: No. Don't believe the rumors you see on the Internet. People use social media to create false "news" and play childish pranks.
Q: "Does Uncle Floyd still perform his old TV show characters? Will Oogie be there?"
A: No, Floyd's act is stand-up comedy. He doesn't work with puppets or dress up as different characters.
Q. "Where is Uncle Floyd appearing?"
A. Floyd performs constantly, almost every day of the year. However, this is a booking agency. We don't promote the shows, sell tickets, or give out Floyd's schedule. Check your local newspapers and radio stations to find out when Floyd will be in your area.
Q: "Is Uncle Floyd's act for adults
only? Or is it okay for kids?"
A: Floyd adjusts his material according to each audience. When he performs for schools, church groups and the like Floyd works squeaky clean. When he does a show for policemen or firefighters they insist he works "blue." Even then, he's really not vulgar or dirty.
Q: "How old is Uncle Floyd now? He must be in his 80's! Is he retiring
A: Floyd Vivino is a lot younger than people think. He plans to keep working for a long time.
Q: "We have an electric organ. Can
Uncle Floyd play it?"
A: No, Floyd plays an acoustic piano, ideally a grand piano or baby grand. He does not play synthesizers, organs or electronic keyboards. A digital piano is fine as long as it has a full-size keyboard with 88 weighted keys and a sustain pedal.
Q: "Where is Uncle Floyd based? How far will
he travel to do a
A: From time to time Floyd appears in Las Vegas, Florida and Ohio. We've had offers from as far away as California, Hawaii and England! Of course, Floyd has to be paid extra for travel time and expenses. The majority of his shows are in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, within two or three hours drive of Floyd's home base in northern New Jersey.
Q: "I smuggled a camera into one of
Uncle Floyd's shows and recorded his performance. Floyd caught me and told me to stop
recording because his comedy material is copyrighted. Can I share the video on
YouTube and Facebook?"
A. No! It is illegal to post copyrighted material without permission. That includes Uncle Floyd's TV show as well as his live appearances. Floyd always announces during his shows to put away cameras and cell phones.
Q: "Is it true that Uncle Floyd has a
A: Actually, Floyd has two broadcast radio shows, plus a podcast. For information about Garage Sale Music click here. To listen to the Uncle Floyd Radio podcast click here.
Q: "Can I interview Uncle Floyd for my
blog? Will he be a guest on my radio show? Can I make a documentary about Uncle
A: No, Floyd isn't giving interviews. He has turned down many offers to be in documentaries about himself.
Q: "I heard that Uncle Floyd is an ordained
minister, can he perform weddings? Does Floyd still play at that restaurant
every Tuesday? Does Floyd
perform only for Italian-American audiences? Does Floyd still live in Paterson?
Is Uncle Floyd on Facebook?"
A: There are all sorts of wild rumors going around. The answer to all of these is "no."