Learn What NOT To Do !

My wife Jody is very wise. She is a professional clown and entertainer and has a great philosophy about attending conventions. She always looks for thing to learn, little tips, and “bits of business”, but she also sees the value in looking at...

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KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING !

There’s an old adage, “any port will do if your ship had no rudder”, which means if you have no navigational equipment you will settle for anything. This is very true for many things, but can apply to ventriloquism. I feel a very definite...

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WEAR WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!

  I have heard this discussion many times over the past few years and there are as many different answers as questions. I think it depends on your market and what is acceptable to your audiences. For decades magicians and vents dressed in...

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BE A “VENT SUPPORTER”

In today’s “reality “ television era we see people being taken apart on a daily basis on our sets. It’s chic to criticize and belittle and it’s almost become a national pastime in many places. Hopefully one of those places is NOT the vent...

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THE POWER OF “THANK YOU !”

One of the biggest things you can do as an entertainer is to remember the power of a “thank you!”. Now I don’t just mean an off-handed remark as you walk out the door after your show, but a truly heartfelt thank you note, or postcard that you...

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WHEN IN DOUBT…

I like to use the rule “when in doubt..leave it out!” when it comes to possible comedy material that could embarrass or might be interpreted in a suggestive manner. I know many say “the kids won’t get the suggestive material aimed at the...

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VISIT VENT HAVEN TO ROUND OUT YOUR “VENT EDUCATION”

Anyone who truly wants to learn the history of our art needs to plan a trip to the beautiful city of Ft. Mitchell, KY to visit the fabulous Vent Haven Ventriloquist Museum. Located at 33 West Maple Avenue in Ft. Mitchell are four buildings that...

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CAN YOU MIX VENT WITH OTHER PERFORMING ARTS?

I feel strongly that you can absolutely mix vent in as part of other types of performing…the most notable being magic. Magic and vent have always been “allied arts”, which means we have some history together. Many top flight magicians also did...

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HOW LONG SHOULD YOU PRACTICE OR REHEARSE?

I am a firm believer in practicing and rehearsing. For those not in the know, practicing is where you learn your lines and rehearsing is actual performance itself, the place where you “fine tune” your show after you have worked through a...

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IT JUST DOESN’T WORK !

I think we’ve all faced this situation. We buy a puppet (or have one created) and it just doesn’t work! You’ve tried a multitude of voices; did character profiles in various ways; and have experimented with your presentation, and it just didn’t...

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