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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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Working Comedy Clubs

At the Vent Haven ConVENTion, there was a lecture on working comedy clubs by two young ventriloquists: Jake LaMarca and Jeffrey Goltz. Having worked some clubs and ran a room or two, I was anxious to get their take on things. Unfortunately, I was doing a...

Trouble Writing Scripts?

Script writing seems to be the bain of most ventriloquists. Do you have trouble writing scripts? "I don’t know what to write." "I never have any good ideas." "I’m not funny." "Can’t I just use some jokes out of joke books?" Chances are, at some point you may have sat...

Another New Year’s Eve

"It's just another New Year's Eve, Another night like all the rest, It's just another New Year's Eve, Let's make it the best ..." Those are the words from a Barry Manilow song. Didn't have to look it up. I know it by heart. I am such a loser. ...

Trivia For Ventriloquists

How well do you know your ventriloquism history? Today we've got a short 10 question quiz for you to test your knowledge. It is just for fun, so no pressure. You are the only one who will know - unless you share your results with the world. In fact, after...

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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