The Glamorous Lifestyle of a Professional Entertainer

The Glamorous Lifestyle of a Professional Entertainer

Being a professional entertainer isn't easy. People don't think of it as a "real" job. I remember in 1991, getting off a cruise ship and going to pick up my dog. I been been on for a three week contract. The dog had been staying with my parents while I was out at sea....

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Questions No One Asks Ventriloquists!

I answered ventriloquism's most frequently asked questions over on the VentriloquistSociety.com blog. I thought it only fair that I answer the five questions no one asks a ventriloquist. 1. How will you spend all the money you are making? I'll put a...

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How Many Shows?

How many shows do you perform in a year? I can't tell you how many times I've been asked that question over my career. Usually by other entertainers, sometimes by people who are just curious. Seldom by clients. I know some acts that can tell you how many...

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Branding and Creativity

Right Click and Save The MP3 File Here To Download And Listen Later Transcript: Hi there … this is Tom Crowl and I want to welcome you to the Maher Blog Podcast. That's right, every once in a while I'm going to start talking to you rather than just writing. Today we...

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I Know … My Version

I was talking with Mark Wade right after I wrote last week's article. Mark calls me on the phone a lot. He is one of my best friends. He started the conversation as he usually does: "Tommy, what are you doing?" Nobody calls me Tommy. Except Mark when he...

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I Know …

It is called the I Know reflex. I know, because I read it on the Internet, so it has to be true. The I Know reflex hurts people in so many ways. It stops them from learning, growing and improving their lives. Be it business life, personal life or love life. I had to...

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Spur Your Creativity

Ideas. When was the last time you had a great idea. Not the sarcastic, "that was a great idea ..." I mean a good one. In the past, many people, including me, have said, "writing comedy is a skill." You have to work at it constantly. It is like a muscle,...

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My To Do List

Do you have a "To Do List"? Some people keep them on their computer. Others have them on their phone. I've tried both of those - but they never worked for me. Some people think they don't need lists. My memory is not that good. I prefer to write things down. Sometimes...

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Motivational Quotes For Ventriloquists

There comes a time when everyone could use a little pick me up. Some motivation when life seems to be getting you down. Of course, as ventriloquists, we specialize in funny. And there is nothing funny about feeling low. So I searched the Internet for some of the best...

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The Future Of Ventriloquism – Part 2

Back in October 2018, I did a post of my predictions for the future of ventriloquism. It got some attention and I got a lot of emails about it. Since it seemed to be a popular post here, I felt maybe it was time to gaze into the glass doorknob once again. Here are:...

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