Monday, December 26, 2005

Rent-A-Midget Service Is Thinking Big

CHINO, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you think good things come in small packages, there are three guys in Chino, California, who’d love to hear from you.

The three run a party planning service called Rent-A-Midget, which books pint-sized performers who do everything from stripteases to stand-up comedy.

Co-owner Chris Fetterer says he and his pals came up with the idea after agreeing that having a midget at a party definitely makes it more fun – and now they book gigs for five performing little people in the Southern California region.

Rent-A-Midget does everything from elf to leprechaun shows, as well as Cupid impersonations for Valentine’s Day, when a little person dresses up and gives your sweetheart some flowers. Midget Superbowl parties – where the performer serves drinks each time the favored team scores a touchdown – are also big hits.

Fetterer says the performers love being paid to entertain and get $100 for a “midgetgram” and up to $2000 for a more extensive performance.

But getting rich off of midgets may be a tall order.

As Fetterer puts it, “We make almost nothing off the events we do. We just do it because it’s fun.”

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