PREPARED ADLIBS…IS THAT ALLOWED ?

  I know many of you are reading this headline and saying “ Is that an oxymoron (and it has nothing to do with Oxyclean, the soap detergent)?”. Yes, adlibs or off-the-cuff- remarks can be premeditated. In fact, I ENCOURAGE you to write...

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Pitfalls To Avoid When Performing

How many times have we as performers walked into an undesirable situation (a pitfall) and then had to work our way through the mess? We took a bad circumstance and made it work. Let’s delve into this a bit and see if with planning, we can head...

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Maher Ventriloquist Radio – Ugly Scary Puppets

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – Ugly Scary Puppets

Does your puppet look good to you? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The real question should be, does your puppet look good to the audience? They may not see it like you do. There are a ton of ugly puppets out there. Don't settle for one because it's...

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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!

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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