WHAT IF THE AIRLINE LOSES YOUR  ACT?

WHAT IF THE AIRLINE LOSES YOUR ACT?

This has to be categorized as one of the worst things that can happen to any entertainer, but most especially a vent. You get to a distant city only to find the airlines has lost your act and luggage. All you have is the shirt on your back and your passport. What do...

FINDING THE RIGHT PUPPET CHARACTER IS CHALLENGING..

  Finding the right vent figure or puppet can be challenging. It takes tons of thinking to develop a good character that represents you and your act well. Hopefully I can give you some guidelines as to what I feel is important when picking or creating your “guy”...

MAHER SUPPORTED VENTS FOR DECADES THRU ARTICLES

As I go back through the archives, I have found that Maher Studios has been instrumental aiding ventriloquists through informational articles for decades. It all started with “Newsy Vents”, a publication that was put out by Fred Maher, the founder of Maher Studios....

AS A FOLLOW UP…

AS A FOLLOW UP…someone emailed me to ask if they could register for the Vent Haven ConVENTion if they were NOT on PayPal. Absolutely..just go to our website (venthavenconvention.com), print off a registration form , and then send in the money using a check or...

DEADLINE NEAR FOR FR. / SR. MIC SIGNUPS FOR VENT HAVEN ConVENTion

Maybe you’ve forgotten, or maybe you just put it off..but this is a reminder that to be eligible to participate in the Junior or Senior Open Mics at Vent Haven this summer you NEED TO BE REGISTERED AS AN ATTENDEE. That means I must have your registration here at...

YOU CHARGE HOW MUCH?

Ever hear those words echo in your ear when you talk to a prospective client? I think we all have had this experience at one time or another. Buyers want a big extravaganza show for just a few dollars, and oh, by the way, they want you to set up hours before the gig...

HOW MANY VOICES DO YOU HAVE ?

I once knew a lady vent and her husband who called and wanted to visit with me at my home and show me some of her puppets and her scrap book. We had a wonderful time talking vent shop and she mentioned to me that she did 33 different voices for her several characters...
ARE SOFT PUPPETS JUST FOR KID AUDIENCES?

ARE SOFT PUPPETS JUST FOR KID AUDIENCES?

Believe it or not, some vents in countries outside the United States actually believe that the only true ventriloquists are the ones who use the standard hard figures. While I have no problem with vents using the wooden, composition, or fiberglas figures made of hard...

REGISTRATIONS ROLLING IN FOR VENT HAVEN ConVENTion 2015

  Wow..what a great time it is going to be at Vent Haven ConVENTion 2015! We have an all star line up of talent and the registrations are flowing in. The flagship hotel only has so many rooms available and the last two years we had to send people to two other...

Where Do YOU Make Your Performing Money?

The statement I just made at the beginning of this column really asks an important question..where DO you make the majority of your performing dollars? Chances are you are making it in your regional market, the area that is manageable for you to mine to find the...