WESTMINSTER, MD., February 3rd, 2016 – Maher Ventriloquist Studios has been stepping up since 1934 to turnout and share the most talented and popular ventriloquists with organizations and venues around the world. Today the company operates under the auspice of corporate entertainment and comedy ventriloquist, Tom Crowl, kid show ventriloquist Mark Wade, and comedian ventriloquist Ken Groves.
The International Ventriloquist Society is an arm of Maher Studios, and is ventriloquism's only operating organization for the art. It includes the membership of well-known ventriloquists like Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator (winner of America's Got Talent) , proving that IVS is the most renowned organization for ventriloquists in the industry. Six times a year the trio publishes an online newsletter that includes video instruction, reports from international correspondents, and informational articles and photographs from ventriloquists around the globe.
Maher Studios was originally founded by professional ventriloquist Fred Maher. The business began to turn out graduates with the Maher Course of Ventriloquism as early as 1934. The course was widely recognized as one of the most influential for aspiring and seasoned ventriloquists. Thanks to corporate entertainer and comedy ventriloquist Tom Crowl, the course has been republished and made available on the Amazon Kindle Platform. Crowl is also responsible for creating Maher's new online products. As a co-founder of IVS, Crowl wants to ensure that ventriloquists worldwide are not only armed with the best tools to help them hone their skills, but are also part of the IVS roster so he can personally help match the right talent with any given event.
“I include a list of ventriloquists on my website because as a corporate entertainer it is my goal to help clients find the best entertainment for their event,” Crowl said. “If someone is looking to hire a ventriloquist I encourage them to reach out. As co-founder of IVS and a staff member of the Vent Haven ConVENTion, I know and have seen most of today's working ventriloquists. If I am not right for an event, I am able to determine who is, and match that event with an act that suits their needs.”
Crowl has been entertaining international audiences as a corporate entertainer and comedy ventriloquist for three decades. His own online ventriloquism video course has turned out dozens of talented graduates worldwide.