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Created by Fred Maher and updated by Clinton Detweiler. This course has been responsible for helping more people learn the art than any other ventriloquist course ever created.

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Saying Things That Aren’t Popular …

"What do you think of my video?" "Did you see my FaceBook post?" "Do you like my new vent figure?" Do you want the truth? Or acceptance? Or do you want the facts? When I started, Ken Groves used to critique me. He still does. After seeing my...

How To Hone Your Act & Your Skills

Last week I wrote an article on knowing the history of the art. As part of my research, I started watching some Arthur Worsley videos. Most were during his heyday as a young ventriloquist. In one he was much older. I started thinking about...

Know Your Past

Today, if you ask young vents to name a famous ventriloquist, they usually reply Jeff Dunham, Terry Fator or Darci Lynne. Some find that discouraging. They feel the new generation doesn't know or care about the past. I'm not so sure about that....

I Can’t Afford It …

I can't afford that. I really want it, but I just can't afford it. How often do we use that excuse? You may be thinking: That isn't an excuse! It is a fact of life! Maybe, but we tend to bring things into our lives that we "really" want. Like that meal you...

Become A Better Ventriloquist:

How To Vent Your Expressions by Cliff Taylor

How To Vent Your Expressions is the complete guide to portraying Emotions, Expressions and Actions! Originally released in 1989, the book has not been available in print for years. Maher now releases an updated PDF format version, with easier to read text and built in links to make finding the information fast & easy. Download to read on your computer, Kindle, tablet or phone, or print for your enjoyment. For more information click here …

Ventriloquist Scripts & Script Writing

The Business Of Show Business

Ventriloquist Figure Building

I am delighted to carry on the great traditions set forth by Fred and Madeline Maher, founders, and Clinton and Adelia Detweiler, who took it to the next level.  Although the studio was closed for a period, Mark Wade, Ken Groves and I brought it back to life in 2013. Mark & Ken departed Maher Studios at the end of 2016, leaving me to forge the future of Maher Studios & the International Ventriloquist Society.

“Let me know how Maher Ventriloquist Studios can be of service to you!” – Tom

Tom Crowl is a professional ventriloquist, published author, podcaster and the creator of the first virtual ventriloquism course titled: Learn-Ventriloquism. To learn more about Tom visit his website at: http://comedyventriloquist.com

Maher Ventriloquist Studios
A respected name in the ventriloquism community since 1934.

P.O. Box 2131 – Westminster, MD 21158

Maher Ventriloquist Studios does not have a showroom! We are an Internet based business only.



Maher Ventriloquist Studios
P.O. Box 2131
Westminster, MD. 21158

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