Remembering Your Scripts

Remembering Your Scripts

One question that pops up again and again in emails, is how can I remember my script? That is a great question! It is a major concern for most ventriloquists. If you forget your script, how can you cover? What do you do? Well, first, I advise...

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Stereotypes

Stereotypes

Stereotypes are wrong. The basic definition of a stereotype is something you think about a group. The group could be anything. A classroom of students that are "bad." A religion that is "radical." A culture that is "superior." A country that is "snobbish."...

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Do Your Time

Do Your Time

I've talked about this before. I'll probably talk about this again. It is one of the worst mistakes ANY entertainer can make. It shows a total lack of professionalism. And I don't want you to make it. Stick to your time on stage! This comes up...

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I Wish There Was An Organization For Ventriloquists

I Wish There Was An Organization For Ventriloquists

I read an interesting blog post from Oct. 2012 by Clinton Detweiler. For those of you who don't know about Clinton, he and his wife Adelia purchased Maher Studios from Madeline Maher (wife of Fred) and ran the business for many years. Clinton...

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Critics Are Everywhere

Critics Are Everywhere

Ventriloquism is in the news these days. Thanks in part to the major stars who have made it visible on television. But with visibility sometimes there is hostility. Recently I've read some very negative comments about our art. Everyone is entitled to their...

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Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

Talking with my clients, I often hear a common problem when it comes to entertainment. The act showed up at the last minute. We called and couldn't reach him or her. Or they never showed up at all. When you aren't there, clients get nervous. Is...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Every year people start making resolutions. This year will be different. This year things are going to change. But if you are like most people, they don't. You start off with great intentions. But something gets in the way. Something becomes...

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Controversy

Controversy

The Controversy: Top 10 Talented Ventriloquist Comedians in the World On Wednesday, December 27th, a website called TopTeny.com published an article called: Top 10 Talented Ventriloquist Comedians in the World In the WorldVents group on FaceBook, all sorts...

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Today is Christmas day and I'm taking the day off! I want to wish everyone the happiest of holidays. The ventriloquism family consists of a variety of different religions. The art brings us together with a common bond and mutual respect. I wish our leaders and media...

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You Need A Show … Part Two

You Need A Show … Part Two

Last week I talked about needing a show. If you didn't read that article, click here and do it now. I'll wait. You need a show that: gets laughs entertains the audience in front of you makes people want to hire you or have you back again and again. It has...

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