The popularity of ventriloquist performers is on the rise in the United States.
This is in part thanks to televised performances on the Comedy Central network and America's Got Talent. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has achieved international fame. Ventriloquists Terry Fator & Paul Zerdin won the hearts of millions of Americans when they won the AGT competition.
While many think these performers revived ventriloquism, the truth is, ventriloquists have always been popular. Edgar Bergen and his characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd were major stars in the 1930's, 40's and 50's.
Ventriloquist Paul Winchell was another star of early television. His vocal abilities created the voice of many popular cartoons. Most people are familiar with one of his most famous characterizations – Tigger in Walt Disney's Winnie The Pooh.
Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson made the Nestle' Chocolate jingle famous. Ventriloquist Shari Lewis used the art to entertain and educate generations of children.
There were other famous ventriloquist performers that when mentioned by name spark memories in many. These connections, along with the current visibility make ventriloquism an art that is on the move.
If you are considering a ventriloquist comedian for your next event, here are some things to keep in mind …
Ventriloquism isn't an easy art. There is a very small number of professional performers.
Ventriloquist performers tend to specialize in specific areas. Some are kid show performers, working everything from birthday parties and libraries to school shows.
Other ventriloquists perform for adult audiences. This could include corporate performances or edgier comedy clubs.
If you are looking for a performer to entertain your group, contact us today. Why?
Tom is the creator of Learn-Ventriloquism, recognized as one of the best on-line course on ventriloquism available. He is also a co-founder of the International Ventriloquist Society. Tom is friends with some of the best ventriloquists in the world. He is happy to hear your event needs and make recommendations to help you entertain your guests.
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