I Want It All … And I Want It Now!

I Want It All … And I Want It Now!

Queen sang these lyrics in 1989 and had a hit.The words still sum up today’s culture and the instant gratification that comes from a perceived privilege that many share.Today, people see Darci Lynn win America’s Got Talent and think – I can do this...
The International Ventriloquist ConVENTion Is Almost Here!

The International Ventriloquist ConVENTion Is Almost Here!

In 5 weeks ventriloquists from around the world will be flying or driving to Erlanger, Kentucky for the International Ventriloquist ConVENTion.Why Erlanger, Kentucky?Because the Vent Haven Ventriloquist Museum is just up the road in Fort Mitchell, KY. Founded by W.S....

Conversations With Yourself

Something is off. The ventriloquist doesn’t move their lips. His or her puppet is moving. But something, something is just not right. It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t look quite right. And as a result, the illusion of life just is not there. And...
Video ConVENTion Post

Video ConVENTion Post

Because I didn’t really do a post about Ventriloquism or entertainment on Monday, I decided to add an extra in this week. Unlike most of my posts, this one is a video – so make sure to watch … Then let me know what you think … P.S. – In...

Memorial Day

Photo by Justin Casey on Unsplash On Memorial Day, citizens of the United States celebrate Memorial Day – a day when we remember and honor our veterans. Then we grill out, eat and drink. Putting aside any feelings of animosity and reasons behind any conflict,...
11 Bad Ways to Promote Yourself.

11 Bad Ways to Promote Yourself.

You have spent some money on vent.You learned how to do it. You bought a puppet.Now you want to earn some money performing.Everyone offers advice on how to get shows. So I thought I would turn the tables.Here are 11 bad ways to promote your act. 1. Tell people you...
Incredible Advice

Incredible Advice

Variety entertainers sometimes seem to get lost in their own little worlds.They look at what others in their art are doing and copy, or in some cases “present a tribute.” There are plenty of instances where comics have been called out for stealing jokes,...

Ventriloquism A – Z

A is for the Southwest Ventriloquist Club. (WHAT?) Well, Eddie Siller is based in Arizona … A can also be for audience – without them you have no show.B is for Breathing. Deep breathing is important to create clear speech for your characters.C is for...

Shout Outs!

This week I want to give a shout out to some people I really admire and appreciate.Obviously I can’t list everyone, and if you don’t find your name below, please don’t take it wrong.Maybe I just want to remain a secret admirer of you …First and...

Easter Monday

It is Easter Monday – and while I don’t usually discuss religion on this blog, I wanted to share one of my favorite Easter Memes with you. The regular blog will return next week. ← My...