Searching for entertainment ideas for events?
You want something different.
The standard fare of live entertainment options won't cut it. If guests see another magician make a bowling ball appear, they might scream. Jugglers that toss knives around the CEO are hilarious the first time, but it becomes passé the second. You've even had standup comedians, but some of the topics can be touchy.
Bands seem like a good option until they start playing. It is a given not everyone will like the music genre selected. The evening's networking is over the moment the first note begins. Those who don't enjoy the music will leave and people will begin to drift apart. Your event and message is over as the music dominates the rest of the evening. There is no cohesive group for your parting remarks.
We'd like to share another entertainment possibility you may not have considered. Ventriloquists. Ventriloquist comedy is extremely popular right now. Jeff Dunham's YouTube videos have millions of views and gained him fans worldwide. Thanks to this mega-stardom, Jeff has toured the world. His program has drawn tens of thousands in non-English speaking countries. He sells out 11,000 seat venues here in the United States. All based on the power of the puppet!
Ventriloquist Terry Fator won America's Got Talent in their second season. Thousands of votes from people across the country carried him to the million dollar prize. Terry went on to sign the most lucrative deal ever offered to a talent contest winner. Today, Terry headlines his own theatre in Las Vegas. In 2015, another ventriloquist, Paul Zerdin, won the show. Proving that ventriloquists are more popular than ever.
Even with the success of Jeff, Terry and other top ventriloquists, the skill is rarely seen live. Part of this is due to the number of professional ventriloquists. Ventriloquism is a difficult skill to master. It is more than just playing with a puppet. A good comedy ventriloquist must be in expert in several areas:
- Vocal Manipulation
- Puppet Manipulation
- Lip Control and sound production
- Ad-lib and Improvisation
- Audience Engagement, and
- Script Customization
All of which must be accomplished at the same time!
Comedy ventriloquist Tom Crowl provides entertainment for corporate events and special events. His act travels across the United States and has performed at five star resorts along the Mexican Riviera. Crowl creates personalized ventriloquist comedy acts for his clients. These routines involve and engage his client's products, people and messages.
In addition to being a top comedian ventriloquist, Crowl also teaches the art to others. In the ventriloquist community (yes, there is one) Tom is considered a leader in his field. Tom's Learn-Ventriloquism on-line course was groundbreaking use of internet technology to teach the skill.
As a co-founder of the International Ventriloquist Society, Tom is friends with some of the best ventriloquists working today. When you need live entertainment for corporate functions, contact our office. If Tom's act isn't right for your event, we are happy to help you find talent that will wow your audience.