Watching him over the years one cannot help but be impressed by such a talent. In contrast to divas and athletic superstars who perform for two hours before faceless thousands in a darkened arena, the Monkey Man is most often found at carnival grounds for four or five hours entertaining motley individuals face-to-face. His unique blend of energy, intelligence and wit is striking. Consider his act. Donning top hat, colorful jacket, shoes with dangling bells, and with Django nestled on his shoulder, The Monkey Man strolls through a festival and soon catches the attention of youngsters. Detecting their shyness, he approaches them and smiles. "Is Django friendly?" the kids want to know. "What does the monkey do?" The Monkey Man immediately puts them at ease. He stoops to their eye level, looks right at the child and says "You are a tree, your arms are branches. Keep still, and Django will sit on you." He must have said this a million times, but each time he tells this to a child, it is as if it is the first time. Parents can't resist the photo-op of a monkey perched on their child's shoulders, especially if Django also shakes his hand or gives her a quick kiss on the nose.