Behind The Scenes

I was watching a movie. At the end, the credits began to scroll. I hung around to watch. There were some funny clips that kept popping up along the way. They made me want to stay until the screen dimmed and the lights came up. That time made me appreciate the number of people that…

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The Importance Of Review

There is a site called MasterClass.com. One day as I was looking through FaceBook, an advertisement popped up. They were offering a comedy writing course by Steve Martin. If you aren’t familiar with Steve Martin, you should be. He was one of my idols. I loved his comedy. I memorized his albums as a kid.…

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But Terry Fator said …

Terry Fator went on-stage at the 2016 Vent Haven ConVENTion and talked about originality. At the time, a puppeteer accused him of stealing his idea. The accusations bothered Terry and he wanted to address the situation. I listened to Terry’s talk and completely agreed with him. Unfortunately some decided to twist the sentiments and words. They…

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What?

A FaceBook forum a post about my article: A Real Show, created a very interesting conversation. Some agreed and some thought maybe I was delusional. (For the record, so does my wife …) John Arvites wrote to the vent community in that post:   What do you think makes a vent act a good show?…

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A Real Show

Do you have a show? Or do you have a collection of skits and routines? I see a lot of ventriloquists pull out a puppet and do a short bit. They throw it back in the trunk, pull out another and do another short script. This continues for 30 – 60 minutes. But is that…

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Don’t Miss Ventarama

To all of our customers in the United Kingdom, and those close enough to attend – don’t miss Ventarama happening September 27, 2017! This year features Mark Wade from the U.S. along with David Tomkins, Cam Welsh and Maher’s good friend, Shane West. It promises to be of full day of education and fun. Registrations…

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In Memory …

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. If you were alive in 2001, I have no doubt you remember exactly where you were when this happened. I was in Georgia at a county fair. The fair was to open that evening. It was a beautiful, warm, calm morning when I opened the…

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Happy Labor Day

It is Labor Day here in the United States. A day when a lot of people don’t work. Makes sense to me! I’m going to grill some food, have a drink and spend time with family and friends. Hope you will too! Until next week …

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Breaking News About The 2018 ConVENTion

Today, Mark Wade released the news: BIG NEWS FOR VENT HAVEN ConVENTion FANS! We are changing hotels … our new home will be the Cincinnati Airport HOLIDAY INN (which is one exit from our former location). We will also have a new way of registering, so check our website: venthavenconvention.com for details. Get Excited !!…

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Consider The Source

I was watching Youtube the other day. My schedule doesn’t always allow that. It amazes me the amount of ventriloquism there. From instruction, to acts, to rehearsals to I’m not sure what they are doing. One of the things that bugs me the most is the instruction. Not all of it. Yes, I sell courses…

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