THE MAGIC OF PRACTICE

  Thee is no secret to success in ventriloquism other than practice, so I am going to let this installment be a short piece on how to do that. The first rule of practice is that practice does not make perfect! PERFECT PRACTICE makes...

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WHAT’S YOUR “BIG TIME” ?

  We’ve all heard it said “That person just hit the “big time!”, but what does that exactly mean? The term “big time” can mean a lot of different things to different performers. “Big time” is a relative term, depending upon whom you are...

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ARE OLD JOKES REALLY OLD, AND UNUSEABLE?

I’m sure we’ve all heard someone say “Boy, that was an old joke!”. But I have found that the person who usually says that is the person who laughed the hardest at that line. I am a believer that there is no such thing as a corny, old joke. It’s...

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Maher Ventriloquist Radio – The Vent Haven ConVENTion

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – The Vent Haven ConVENTion

Welcome to Episode 11 of Maher Ventriloquist Radio. Today we will be discussing the upcoming 2016 Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion. The conVENTion, held July 13 - 16 will be the 40th Anniversary of the event. You won't want to miss it! For...

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WHAT ARE YOUR VENT GOALS FOR 2016 ?

I think most people are goal-oriented. They set their sights on something and then work hard to achieve it. The same can be said for ventriloquism. What vent goals have you set for yourself for 2016? Maybe it’s to improve your overall act,...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Mark is freezing his little Florida butt off in New York this week and asked me if I could post a Happy New Year greeting. So, here it is... HAPPY NEW YEAR From Maher Studios! Mark, Ken and Tom Want a New Year's Laugh and Something to Think...

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FIND YOUR OWN PUPPET!

I am amazed to find many ventriloquists using toy puppets that belong to other performers in their programs. I can’t begin to count the number of Shari Lewis’ “Lambchop” puppets I have seen professionals using , along with characters that...

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Maher Ventriloquist Radio – Finding A Mentor

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – Finding A Mentor

Do you need a mentor? So many people try to do everything themselves. A mentor can not only coach, encourage and motivate you, but also shorten the learning curve. In this week's episode, we discuss the subject of mentors. What makes a good mentor? How to...

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ARE OLD JOKES A “NO-NO”?

  I’ve had many people ask me “Is using an old joke a no-no, something you should avoid?” My answer is a good joke is a good joke, no matter how old it is. An old joke is always new to somebody, and that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up an...

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