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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Maher Ventriloquist Radio – What To Do When You Bomb!

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – What To Do When You Bomb!

Welcome to Episode 9 of Maher Ventriloquist Radio! One of the biggest fears a person has is bombing on-stage. The fear of failure when in front of an audience terrifies some people. In truth, no one gets hurt. At least physically. But bombing can happen,...

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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 – What To Do When You Bomb!

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 – What To Do When You Bomb!

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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Maher Ventriloquist Radio – What To Do When You Bomb!

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – How Much Should I Charge?

How much should I charge? We must hear this again and again from ventriloquists. The truth is, there is no pricing guide for entertainers. In this week's show, Ken reveals a pricing formula most people never consider. Don't just pick a price out of the air...

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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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Maher Ventriloquist Radio – What To Do When You Bomb!

Maher Ventriloquist Radio – Good Audience / Bad Audience

Welcome to Episode 5 of Maher Ventriloquist Radio. Today we talk about audiences. Good and bad. What is the difference that makes an audience good or bad. Is it the audience? Or is it the performer? What happens and why? Find out the questions you need to...

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