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Why Ventriloquism Is Actually Magic:

June 4, 2017

When ventriloquism comes up in a conversation with magicians, it is usually met with one of three responses: 1. Cool, I love puppets. 2. What’s that? Or 3. That’s for kids. Regardless of the response, it’s fairly evident that ventriloquism is misunderstood by most magicians that don’t have a direct connection to the “Vent World.” […]

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Key to Comedy: Connecting with Your Audience

July 1, 2017

by Al Getler The comedian had good material. She kept a decent pace. The mike worked and the lighting was fine at The Comedy Zone in Charlotte, NC. Yet the audience was not with the comic. They weren’t laughing, some were listening, others were chatting, but the switch had not been turned on. The switch the […]

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The Dummy Days Of Summer

June 20, 2017

I’ve been sitting at my computer most of the day and quite frankly, I just don’t really know where to begin. It’s been six days since I returned home and my mind, my cell phone and my Facebook page are all still reeling from the experience. Where was I? The Vent Haven ConVENTion. For those […]

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Figure Making Magic

June 9, 2017

It’s amazing what can happen when a skilled artist picks up a chisel or sits down with lump of clay in order to create a silent partner. In my pervious article, I discussed the different types of ventriloquist figures most commonly used today, mainly outlining the differences between soft (material and foam) puppets and traditional/hard […]

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