What If?

What If?

A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled: Relationship Problems. In the article I talked about how important it was to know your character. Especially when it comes to writing material for your act. After the article published I received an email that asked: "What if...

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Debunking The Myths Of Ventriloquism

Debunking The Myths Of Ventriloquism

There are a lot of rumors and myths that are shared between ventriloquists. Most of them started in the National Enquirer and World News Report.   In this article, I want to share a few of these myths and explain why they are false, or reveal the truth behind...

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Relationship Problems

Relationship Problems

One of the things I hear from beginning vents, as well as those who have been around awhile, is the problem they have writing scripts. If you can't write your own material, you are stuck doing standard dialogs, copying or using jokes from the Internet. True that many...

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Unintended Motivation

Unintended Motivation

From June 30th 1984 until late 2005, I was a full time, professional magician.I add in the full time because in entertainment, some consider themselves a professional without earning their living with an art.Not sure why, you never see that in other forms...

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The Imposter Syndrome

I was listening to a radio program about entrepreneurs while driving the other day. I tend to listen to business and creative program topics. A belief that what goes in can take root and blossom into something good in my life. So back to the program. The host was...

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It’s Labor Day, So I Am Taking Off!

It’s Labor Day, So I Am Taking Off!

I actually need a day off. Maybe more. In the states it is Labor Day, where we celebrate work by taking time off ... Until next week - keep making folks laugh!

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Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience

I attended a show with some friends. The audience was a mixture of adults and children. More adults, but there were at least 30 kids mixed in. A family crowd to be sure. The first act (who usually works comedy clubs) came onstage and opened with a...

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Something Different

Something Different

Ordinarily I write thoughts on ventriloquism, the business and tips for vents. This week though, I wanted to share something that came to my inbox. It was PR for a UK group called Two Door Cinema Club. I'll share their PR release, along with some thoughts...

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If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me

If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me

I was reading a post on company values. I'm a firm believer that if you look just inside your own art that you stagnate. You begin to copy others or become a slightly altered alternative. The more you read, the more you know. The more you study other forms...

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Your Audience

Your Audience

Have you ever gone to a show and been underwhelmed? I know I have. I was performing at a county fair a few years ago. All my shows were well attended. Laughs were coming fast and people were "with" me. People were returning again and again. They would...

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