HEBRON, KY., March 2nd, 2016 – Comedy ventriloquist and corporate entertainment professional Tom Crowl has been chosen to moderate a panel discussion at the 40th Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion slated for July 13 – 16, 2016 in Hebron, Kentucky. The Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion is spearheaded by Mark Wade, executive director of the ConVENTion, and was created to help others learn the specialized skill of ventriloquism while artfully improving their craft. Crowl has been part of the staff at the ConVENTion since 2009.
The topic discussion that Crowl produced and will be moderating is “Tips From The Pros,” based on an audio series he created for Maher Ventriloquist Studios. The star-studded panel will take the stage Saturday, July 16th, at 7:15pm, and will include other seasoned professionals like Jimmy Nelson and Todd Oliver.
Nelson became famous in the 50's after appearing on television with Ronald Reagan, Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, and Ed Sullivan, just to name a few. He later became the spokesperson for Nestle's, making the Nestle's Chocolate jingle famous.
Oliver was a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent. He also headlined for a number of years in Branson, MO. Branson is a popular family destination town in Missouri where the very best of diverse entertainers can be found honing their craft and pleasing audiences alike.
During the discussion, Crowl and the panel will accept questions and comments from attendees.
The conVENTion always closes with an All-Star show, but this year they are changing things up a bit. Ventriloquist and stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham has reserved 700 free tickets for ConVENTION attendees for his show at the BB&T Center at Northern Kentucky University. Dunham will be bussing attendees to and from the Cincinnati Airport Marriott Hotel at no cost to them. Executive Director Mark Wade and his hard working staff and volunteers are beyond humbled at this gesture. Dunham is offering the free tickets and transportation as a thank you, and to express his level of commitment to the art and to the people who were fans long before his fame.
Other stars that will be in attendance are Tony Award Winner Jay Johnson and ventriloquist Terry Fator. Johnson won a Tony for his one-man Broadway show, “The Two And Only.” He is also remembered for his role in the sitcom, SOAP. Fator won the second season of America's Got Talent and now headlines at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
For more on the ConVENTion, visit: http://www.venthavenconvention.com