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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Maher Ventriloquist Radio – Hotel Stories

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – Hotel Stories

Welcome to episode 7 of Maher Ventriloquist Radio. This week, we share hotel stories. Pull out a can of Raid and keep your feet up as you hear about the pleasant places a touring professional might stay.   You can listen to this episode right here on...

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THEY’RE JUST KIDS..WHAT DO THEY KNOW !

THEY’RE JUST KIDS..WHAT DO THEY KNOW !

When it comes to comedy material, writing for a children’s show is just as important as writing for an adult banquet or corporate show. I know some dismiss kid’s audiences as “second rate” and not nearly as important as doing adult programs but...

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KIDS, ADULTS, OR BOTH?

Have you ever considered what kind of a ventriloquist you’d like to be? Are you better suited for working show for kids, or adults..or do  you think you can go between both markets?  It sometimes takes some soul searching  to come up with the...

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HAVE AN EMERGENCY KIT HANDY !

I have touched on this in the past in some of my writings but it is worth repeating , and even adding some additional tips. If you are a working vent, no matter if you a pro or amateur, you should think in terms of having an emergency kit with...

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Maher Ventriloquist Radio – Savor The Moment

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – Savor The Moment

Welcome to another episode of Maher Ventriloquist Radio. This week, Ken brings up a topic that makes us all realize life flies by pretty fast. I won't go into detail here, you'll want to listen to this! We are now on iTunes! Subscribe to the podcast by...

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GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

    I usually don’t like to start my blog with an apology, but I feel I must. Due to all the happenings of my getting my procedure settled this week, I am a bit late with this blog. I’ll keep it short and sweet, but hopefully will...

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