What Is The IVS?

What Is The IVS?

The International Ventriloquist Society What is it? Who is it for? Why should I be a member? Well, I hope to answer some questions today! First, click below to: Download A Sample Issue Of The IVS Spotlight The PDF will open in a separate window and you can double...

Taxes For Vents

My friend David Weyrick sent me some topics for potential blog posts. (Thanks David!) This one jumped out because of the timing, so here it is: TAX TIPS FOR VENTRILOQUISTS In the United States, tax day is April 15th. Please keep in mind that I am not an accountant and...
MVR – The 2017 Vent Haven ConVENTion

MVR – The 2017 Vent Haven ConVENTion

MVR - 2017 Vent Haven ConVENTion http://traffic.libsyn.com/maherstudios/MVR-2017-Vent-Haven-ConVENTion.mp3 The 41st Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion is this summer from July 12 – 15 in Hebron, KY. Today I talk with a guest who will share some...

Wow, This Is Tough!

Clinton Detweiler used to update his blog almost every day. He would write about puppets and figures he was working on. Sometimes he would show pictures. Other times he would post an article by Mark Wade, Dale Brown or another well known ventriloquist. When Clinton...

Maher Certificates Awarded

Maher Studios is proud to congratulate Jim Foster and Rosa Carlisle. Both have completed the mid-course exam to receive their certificates for the first part of The Maher Course of Ventriloquism- Detweiler Version. Both Rosa & Jim are also members of the...
Working Multiple Markets As A Ventriloquist

Working Multiple Markets As A Ventriloquist

I was talking with a friend the other day about a corporate program. A few minutes later, I mentioned booking a library show for June. He gave me a confused look and asked a question: How could I be working both library shows and doing high paid corporate dates? They...

How is your summer shaping up?

Some of you may be thinking – summer? It’s February. Yes, but if you want to do shows, you need to plan early. I started thinking about the summer of 2017 back in August, 2016. I used to work fairs all summer long. The heat and dust started getting to me...

How Good Can You Be?

I was reviewing Lesson One of the Maher Course Of Ventriloquism. (You can now get it for free on Kindle.) It says: How good a ventriloquist you will become depends a great deal upon yourself. You will learn from this course in direct proportion to what you put into it...
I Saw The Future

I Saw The Future

Oops – This post was supposed to publish the week after the conVENTion. Those who got here before I caught the mistake also got a look into the future! Sorry about that! Tom   ← Jay Johnson Made Me Think ... How Good Can You Be?...
Jay Johnson Made Me Think …

Jay Johnson Made Me Think …

If you aren’t familiar with Jay Johnson, you may be new to the art. Jay is the only ventriloquist to ever win a Tony Award. He starred on the ground-breaking television show Soap. He’s performed on Broadway. He is a master of the art. Jay is also one of...