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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Past, Present & Future

Clinton Detweiler ran Maher Studios from about 1979 through his retirement in the early 2000’s. He continued to be active in the vent community until his unexpected passing on January 22, 2013. I say this because there are some new members to the vent community who may not know his name. He was an important figure…

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Revisiting Free Shows

Back on August 3rd, 2015, Mark Wade punlished a blog post titled: Do Free Shows Really Help You? He felt it was important to revisit some topics and that this was an important one. What Mark wrote still stands the test of time, and I encourage you to go back and check it out. It…

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Creative Depression

I mentioned last week that I suffer from depression. I’m not alone. There are other ventriloquists I know that deal with this. Jay Johnson has spoken openly about it on his blog. In the U.S.A. alone it is estimated that more than 15 million people suffer depression. As an artist or creative person, it can…

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I Don’t Want To …

Procrastination can kill you. It pops up everywhere. If you let it, procrastination will rob you of everything you own. Everything you could be. It is vicious and preys on everyone. Sometimes procrastination comes to us as a little voice that says – ah, that can wait for tomorrow. Other times it screams you can’t…

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