On Saturday, July 19, comedy ventriloquist Tom Crowl was a recipient of the W.S. Berger Award. The award is presented for outstanding contributions to the world of ventriloquism. Tom created the first on-line virtual ventriloquism course in 2011. The time released lessons teach students how to be a ventriloquist. It quickly became the most recommended course in the art. Based on the success of Crowl's course, he was invited to become a partner in Maher Ventriloquist Studios. Maher is the oldest, most respected name in the community. Maher Studios has instructed students since 1934. Many of today's biggest names are Maher graduates. Since joining Maher, Tom has helped the company create exciting new products. Among Maher Studios' latest offerings are:
- Ventriloquism Courses that teach interactively
- Video courses that teach people how to build professional ventriloquist dummys
- Performance Scripts
- Instruction to help ventriloquists improve their programs.
Crowl also plays an active roll in the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion. The conVENTion is held annually in Hebron, Kentucky. It is attended by ventriloquists from around the globe. In the past year Tom has received press coverage from Florida Today, the Washington Times and other national papers. Articles feature his unique performance and teaching style. He continues to travel and entertain nationally with a corporate entertainment program. The W.S. Berger Award was named after William Shakespeare Berger. Berger founded the Vent Haven Ventriloquist Museum. The museum displays famous figures and features information and exhibits on some of today's biggest names. Famous ventriloquists highlighted in the museum include Jeff Dunham, Terry Fator, Jay Johnson and many others. To learn more about Tom's corporate entertainment comedy ventriloquist program visit: http://ComedyVentriloquist.com/ventriloquist-usa