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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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Now That Is Hot

I'm writing this at the end of June. (That is how far ahead I have to work to keep this blog coming out every week.) Today it is like a zillion degrees and it isn't even 9 AM yet. I got a text from my friend David Crone. He was performing at a fair for a...

Leave It Behind …

Most of my shows are one-nighters. That means I show up, load in, do a show, pack and load out and leave. It is a one time gig. That doesn't mean I won't go back, but I'm not there on sequential days. There are times when I am booked for a run. Fairs...

Load In / Load Out

You've put thought into your show. You know your script. You know what puppets you are going to use. You've determined what props you need. Chances are you've purchased a trunk. And you've practiced your show. But ... Have you given any thought to how you will load in...

The Repair Kit

Do you carry a repair kit? You never know when something might happen. Your case could break. Your puppet's eye could pop off, or a seam could come undone. Maybe a button falls off your shirt. Or your pants rip. Do you have a list of everything you use in...

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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