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I Hate Al Getler, The Interview

In February 2020 I had interviewed Al Getler for over an hour. Unfortunately, none of it recorded, which completely took the wind out of...

The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox... Pt I

This is an interview I have wanted to do for quite some time. The multi talented Valentine Vox, best known for his book on the history...

Spanish Ventriloquist...Elvi

20 years ago I was reading a book on classical guitarists in Spain. Under the section devoted to Andres Segovia, there was a note that...

James Edward Nelson...1928-2019 The Interview

"Jimmy Nelson led a fantastic life. He's brought joy to literally millions of people during his lengthy show business career, performing...

Ronn Lucas...The Interview Part II

This interview has been an honor. Ronn is truly one of the greats of the art form. He has headlined six separate times in Las Vegas at...

Ronn Lucas...The Interview Part I

"THE WORLD'S BEST VENTRILOQUIST." The New York Times The New York Post The Times (London) The San Francisco Chronicle The Times-Picayune...

Don Bryan...The Interview

Class act. It is how I would describe Don Bryan. He has been at the craft for decades and at this point in time, has literally performed...

Mark Wade...The Interview Part II

Reading over Part I of the Mark Wade interview caused me to muse on his sense of humor. Mark has a sense of the absurd and frequently...

Mark Wade...The Interview Part I

Thirty some years ago I had a brief telephone conversation with Mark Wade. I don't remember the circumstances behind the call, but we...

Strassman...The Interview Part II

There is a complexity to David Strassman. One see's that by reading the descriptions of his characters on his website. "Chuck Wood is an...

Strassman...The Interview Part I

In another life so to speak, I had a 20+ year career in broadcasting. During that time I conducted hundreds of interviews with the rich...

Jim Barber...The Interview Pt. II

Many years ago, back in the very early 80's, there was a local gathering of Minneapolis ventriloquists hosted by Todd Oliver. I was...

Jim Barber...The Interview Pt. I

Having developed one of the most original concepts in ventriloquism ever, (Barber and Seville) it was an honor to interview Jim Barber. ...

The Wisdom of Peter Brough

Peter Brough had an extraordinary start in the art of ventriloquism - his father was one of the top vents of his day. Arthur Brough and...

Todd Oliver...The Interview Part II

Over the years, Todd and I have spent many evenings talking about the business. Everything from figures, to figure makers, to other...

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