Jack Hanna is on a short tour up and down the east coast and he his bringing some of his animals with him. That tour brought him to the Keswick Theater in Glenside Pennsylvania today, January 31, 2015. He did two shows , one in the afternoon and another in the evening. There is nothing pretentious about Jack Hanna. He walked around the theater before the show and the only thing different between him and the crowd was the safari hat he was wearing. He signed autographs and met with fans. “If I could not sign your autograph before the show send me a request at info@JackHanna.com and we will get one out to you”, he said.
The show was about education. It was supposed to run about 90 minutes. It ran almost to two hours. No one cared because it felt like a 30 minute show. Time does fly when you are having fun. Jack showed video clips and he brought out animals. Mostly from the cat family, such as a Serval, or Bear Cat. When he brought out a Cobra and got too close to it, the snake hissed at him. Hanna backed away. Actually, Hanna was not holding the animals, his staff was. An alligator pretty much stayed on the lap of his handler however, not all went as planned. When Jack Hanna brought out a Raven. The idea was for the bird to do a trick on stage. However, the bird had other plans, it walked over to Hanna’s bottled water, drank it and then spilled it. The Raven was not the only bird brought out. A penguin captured the hearts of everyone in the crowd as it followed his handler around. Did you know that not all penguins live in cold weather climates? As promised by Hanna, the show was about education.
The audience filled up about half of the Keswick Theater during the afternoon show. Parents brought their children. Seniors decided to make an afternoon of it. During the show, small children were amazed and sat still, mesmerized by what would be brought out next. Hanna is going to be on David Letterman later in the week. He has been a regular guest during the show’s history. During the video portion of the show, some bloopers were shown and included in that was the time Hanna had Letterman milk a goat. Some of the milk shot onto Letterman’s suit, and that was after the goat went to the bathroom on the stage.
As previously stated, the afternoon show ran almost two hours. It was fun. If you are in the area where Hanna is going to be putting on one of his shows, go. It’s worth your time and money. Hanna’s show closed with an encore. It was an unusual encore. A dog used to help sheppard Cheetah’s around came out and gave kisses to those in the front rows.
If you want to read a short interview with Jack Hanna go here.