Now That Is Hot

Now That Is Hot

Help 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...
Leave It Behind …

Leave It Behind …

Help 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....
Load In / Load Out

Load In / Load Out

Help 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...
Labor Day 2018

Labor Day 2018

It is Labor Day in the United States. Traditionally observed on the first Monday in September, today the U.S.A. celebrates the contributions and achievements of American workers. We do that by not working. So no blog...
The Repair Kit

The Repair Kit

Help 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....
Time In A Parking Lot

Time In A Parking Lot

Ideas I spent a lot of time in a parking lot today. The day I wrote this anyway. Why? Because I believe in being early, or at the very latest – on time. So I had a three hour and 15 minute drive to reach my first gig...
There Are Plenty Of Shows

There Are Plenty Of Shows

Marketing There Are Plenty Of Shows Maybe you have heard the old saying, “There is enough work for everyone.” That is true when it comes to shows. Every day people have special events. It may be a corporate dinner,...
A Tale Of Two Mahers …

A Tale Of Two Mahers …

Ventriloquism Today I’m going to share a story. A story of TWO Maher Ventriloquist Studios. Today, Maher Studios doesn’t begin to resemble the old Maher Studios. The old Maher Studios built figures and sold puppets. The...
Becoming Famous On Social Media

Becoming Famous On Social Media

Help About a month ago, I wrote an article called How To Become Famous. If you haven’t read it, just click the link. I’ll wait for you to get back. Someone mentioned that with the invention of social media and...
The I.V.S. Has Moved!

The I.V.S. Has Moved!

IVS On July 2nd, Mark Wade did a guest blog ( Vents Need To Support Our ONLY Organization ) here on the Maher Studios forum. He discussed how ventriloquists should support the I.V.S., ventriloquism’s only...