Breaking The Mold

Breaking The Mold

Ventriloquists sometimes get a bad rap. For years, agents didn't want to book them because they felt vent acts were stuck in the 50's. Everyone ws working with cheeky boy figures. It seemed as if  clients only had a choice of Charlie McCarthy,...

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What A Cat Can Teach You About Show Business (Part 3)

What A Cat Can Teach You About Show Business (Part 3)

If you read the first two parts of this article - thanks for staying with me. If you haven't, you may want to read parts 1 & 2 first. They will explain a lot. Because in this post, things are going to seem strange. To understand the lessons,...

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What A Cat Can Teach You About Show Business (Part 2)

What A Cat Can Teach You About Show Business (Part 2)

Last week I told you the story of how Mayble came to be with us. As a dog person, I was used to the furry excitement of an animal that wanted to be part of you. Not so much with the cat. At least, not in the beginning. Neither of us was sure...

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What A Cat Can Teach You About Show Business (Part 1)

What A Cat Can Teach You About Show Business (Part 1)

In my procrastination post, I mentioned watching TV with a cat on my lap. I've always been a dog person. Our dog passed away the summer of 2015. Because I travel a lot, I didn't want another dog. It wouldn't be fair to leave it alone. My wife...

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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...

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Taxes For Vents

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...

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MVR – The 2017 Vent Haven ConVENTion

MVR – The 2017 Vent Haven ConVENTion

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 inside news and information on everything that is happening this year. Plus - a deadline is fast...

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Wow, This Is Tough!

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...

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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...

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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...

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