DEADLINE NEAR FOR FR. / SR. MIC SIGNUPS FOR VENT HAVEN ConVENTion

Maybe you've forgotten, or maybe you just put it off..but this is a reminder that to be eligible to participate in the Junior or Senior Open Mics at Vent Haven this summer you NEED TO BE REGISTERED AS AN ATTENDEE. That means I must have your registration here at VHC...

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YOU CHARGE HOW MUCH?

Ever hear those words echo in your ear when you talk to a prospective client? I think we all have had this experience at one time or another. Buyers want a big extravaganza show for just a few dollars, and oh, by the way, they want you to set up hours before the gig...

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HOW MANY VOICES DO YOU HAVE ?

I once knew a lady vent and her husband who called and wanted to visit with me at my home and show me some of her puppets and her scrap book. We had a wonderful time talking vent shop and she mentioned to me that she did 33 different voices for her several characters...

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ARE SOFT PUPPETS JUST FOR KID AUDIENCES?

ARE SOFT PUPPETS JUST FOR KID AUDIENCES?

Believe it or not, some vents in countries outside the United States actually believe that the only true ventriloquists are the ones who use the standard hard figures. While I have no problem with vents using the wooden, composition, or fiberglas figures made of hard...

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REGISTRATIONS ROLLING IN FOR VENT HAVEN ConVENTion 2015

  Wow..what a great time it is going to be at Vent Haven ConVENTion 2015! We have an all star line up of talent and the registrations are flowing in. The flagship hotel only has so many rooms available and the last two years we had to send people to two other...

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Where Do YOU Make Your Performing Money?

The statement I just made at the beginning of this column really asks an important question..where DO you make the majority of your performing dollars? Chances are you are making it in your regional market, the area that is manageable for you to mine to find the...

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Error / Omission to Vent Haven ConVENTion Schedule

“There Was A Goof!” (a second time..)Dept. I’m sorry to report that something was left out of the Vent Haven ConVENTion schedule. On Friday evening, July 17 there will be the annual Vent Haven Museum raffle at 9 PM, followed at 10:15 PM with a General Open Mic session...

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A POINT TO REMEMBER…

  I am a student of comedy and a big fan of the comedy writer Robert Orben. In the late fifties and early sixties, right through to the seventies, Bob Orbon published many books on comedy one-liners as well as some books on how to write and perform comedy. He...

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Vent Haven ConVENTion Brochure and REgistration online Now!

  You can now register online for the 2015 Vent Haven ConVENTion through PayPal. Please go to venthavenconvention.com and you will find our two buttons you can access to get the full brochure and another to register. It’s going to be great in 2015! Don’t miss...

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SHELF CLUTTER OR GOOD EQUIPMENT?

SHELF CLUTTER OR GOOD EQUIPMENT?

  I think any well-respected vent has a certain amount of “shelf clutter”, but is it really clutter or just stored equipment that will be called into play for a show in the near future? That, my friends, is the question, and the subject of this discussion this...

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