MVR – Emergencies

MVR – Emergencies

What do you do if? Emergencies happen. How you handle them reflects on you as a person and an entertainer. Today, Mark & Tom discuss emergencies - will Ken be with us? Listen and find out. Don't have time to listen now? To download the MP3 to listen on...

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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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MVR – Emergencies

MVR – Working With Other Acts

Have you ever worked with another act? How do you behave? How do they behave? Does everyone respect each other and create a great show? Or do people act like divas, hog stage time and leave others feeling upset? Which one are you? Are you sure? Today's...

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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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MVR – Emergencies

MVR – Vent Ethics

Today we discuss vent ethics. In truth, some of these apply to anyone who appears on stage in front of an audience. They are important things to remember though. You'll enjoy this episode, especially Ken's take on the issue which left Mark and...

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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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MVR – Emergencies

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – How Far Is Too Far?

How far is too far with an adult audience? Where do you draw the line? Is there one? This is an interesting conversation on a topic everyone who entertains adults will enjoy. Don't have time to listen now? Download & Save This Mp3 To Listen...

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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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MVR – Emergencies

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – When Someone Copies Your Act

What do you do when someone copies your act? This is a sensitive topic right now. Teller, of Penn & Teller recently sued a magician who copied one of his routines. Teller won. Some people think, I'm too small, no one will notice, no one...

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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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