Now That Is Hot

Now That Is Hot

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 friend David Crone. He was performing at a fair for a...

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Leave It Behind …

Leave It Behind …

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. There are times when I am booked for a run. Fairs...

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Load In / Load Out

Load In / Load Out

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 practiced your show. But ... Have you given any thought to how you will load in...

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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 article today. See you next...

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The Repair Kit

The Repair Kit

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. Do you have a list of everything you use in...

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Time In A Parking Lot

Time In A Parking Lot

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 today. And I allowed a bit over four hours....

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There Are Plenty Of Shows

There Are Plenty Of Shows

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, product launch, promotion or tradeshow. Maybe it is...

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A Tale Of Two Mahers …

A Tale Of Two Mahers …

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 new Maher Studios does not. That is just one...

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Becoming Famous On Social Media

Becoming Famous On Social Media

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 YouTube, it has become easier to become famous....

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The I.V.S. Has Moved!

The I.V.S. Has Moved!

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 international organization. This created some...

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