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Secrets to Stage Presence and Showmanship
with Sammy King
DVD

Sammy King's unparralled comedy and ventriloquism career spans more than 50 years.

He truly is a "legend" in the world of ventriloquism. All you younger performers out there look him up on the Internet!

He's performed more than 25,000 shows over his illustrious career.

Sammy also has been privately coaching vents for many years. People are generally on a waiting list to have access to Sammy and his coaching programs.

In this workshop, video recorded at the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion, to a jam packed, standing room only crowd, Sammy reveals some of his best secrets to vastly improving your act as it relates to the often overlooked areas of stage presence and showmanship. Demonstrating each of Sammy's points are hilarious short video clips that will make it all clear to you.

You'll learn:

The absolute best way to make your entrance and be ready to "knock 'em dead" when you step up to the microphone
Costuming for maximum audience impact
Conveying your natural personality and energy
Getting huge laughs from YOUR reactions
Maintaining 2 characters (yours and the puppet)
What is your "Gimmick?"
What is your "security blanket?" (Figure this out and you'll really improve your show)
Using props to enhance your show

Correct, professional microphone technique (you're probably doing it wrong)

Adding surprise endings to your routines and "blow-offs"
A rare video clip from over 100 years ago from the world's most famous ventriloquist in his day. He used over 30 figures in his act. Learn from this master by watching him manipulate these amazing figures
And much more

Become a better performer by learning the secrets to stage presence and showmanship from a true master - Sammy King.

Special Price!
Secrets to Stage Presence and Showmanship with Sammy King
$15.00
Running Time: 64 minutes
16 x 9 Widescreen format

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*DVD is the DVD-R, REGION 1 (U.S. and Canada) format. Make sure your DVD player will play DVD-R discs. DVD may not play in DVD players manufactured before 2001.

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Coach Yourself
with Sammy King
LIMITED QUANTITY
AUTOGRAPHED by Sammy
DVD

Sammy King's amazing comedy and ventriloquism career spans more than 50 years.

He performed more than 25,000 shows over his illustrious career.

In addition to performing, Sammy has been coaching and mentoring other ventriloquists for many years. When he retired from the stage in 2009, he began taking on more students, helping them sharpen their skills, technique, comedy writing, stage presence and guiding these entertainers to reach new levels of professionalism.

In this workshop, video recorded live at the 2012 Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion, in front of a standing room only crowd, Sammy reveals some of his best methods to help you self-critique your act. And then shows you how to improve your show with the things you'll discover.

In this information packed video, you'll see some video clips (some 30+ years old) of some of today's biggest names in ventriloquism and then watch Sammy, in a positive way, point out the things that could have been done to make their routines better at that point in their careers.

It's a real treat to view these clips of Jeff Dunham, Jay Johnson, Ronn Lucas and Ken Groves and then have Sammy put his "coaches eye" on the bits. Then he offers up some solid, practical advice that will help YOU with your own show.

Sammy also plays several video clips of his own performances (many not seen in decades-like the Ed Sullivan Show, for example) and self-critiques his own performances.

Also included are videos of two of Sammy's current students, Jimmy Vee and Mark Hellerstein, highlighting how Sammy has helped refine their acts.

This workshop was so successful and the content so valuable, that over a dozen attendees of Sammy's lecture signed up for more coaching!

Become a better performer by learning how to "Coach Yourself."

Autographed Coach Yourself with Sammy King, $20.00
Running Time: 55 minutes

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PUNCH! The DVD
with Tom Ladshaw
Six Sure-Fire Techniques to Add PUNCH! to Your Comedy Material

DVD

Your comedy should be the VERY BEST it can be.

Do tumbleweeds blow across the stage when you tell your jokes?

Do your gags make people gag?

Is your comedy a tragedy?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above, you need to have this DVD in your video library.

You'll learn six fabulous techniques that will enable you to add PUNCH to your comedy material in almost no time at all.

These are the very secrets to writing comedy that all successful performers use. Now you can learn them, too.

The program was professionally video recorded at the 2009 Vent Haven International ventriloquist ConVENTion and then was meticulously edited by LC Video Productions adding Tom's Power Point slides right to the video as they were seen at the workshop.

This lecture was the opening presentation at the convention and was delivered to a standing room only crowd.

Tom has been a professional comedy writer for decades. He knows what he is talking about. Get this DVD and take your comedy writing skills to a whole new level!

And, be sure to check out Tom's companion "PUNCH!" booklet here. Both of these items are a true knockout in leaning how to think and write funny.

PUNCH! The DVD with Tom Ladshaw, $25.00
Running Time: 47 minutes

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Breaking Down the Brick Walls of Show Biz-Live!

with Ken Groves
DVD

Join professional comedian, ventriloquist and author Ken Groves as he teaches you about what it takes to move your show to the next level and become a truly "professional" entertainer.

Recorded live at the Vent Haven International ventrilooquist conVENTion in front of hundreds of attendees hanging on Ken's every word, Ken pulls no punches and not only tells you what TO do, but more importantly, what NOT to do if you want to stand out from the other so-called "performers" in your market.

Ken speaks from over 30 years of experience in show business.

He has seen, heard and been in every conceivable performance situation and has learned his lessons the hard way as to what works and what doesn't.

On this broadcast quaility DVD, Ken focuses on the most important things you need to do right now to become the type of performer you need to be, work the gigs you've always wanted to work and make the income you've always wanted to make.

To keep you laughing during his presentation, Ken also performs a great routine with his long time sidekick "George." You'll learn extremely valuable and HONEST information you won't hear anywhere else (some you may not want to hear) and have fun in the process.

Ken's clients include Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Holland America Cruise Lines and the Tropicana Hotel. He has appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show and has performed for dozens of colleges across the US. He has also toured with the US army and performs over 175 shows a year.

Breaking Down the Brick Walls of Show Biz - Live! with Ken Groves, $20.00
Running Time: 55 minutes

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The Bill DeMar Story:
A Lifetime of Laughs
Includes Bonus Video!
Hosted by Lee Cornell
DVD

For the first time ever on video, you can hear from "The Master of Sight and Sound" himself as he takes you through his entire career in this wonderful biography of Bill DeMar.

From his first home-made dummy and contest victory in 1949 all the way to the present, Bill covers in detail all of his nearly 60 years in show business.

It is quite by accident that this interview recording was even made. Here's the story:

In 2008 Lee Cornell and Tom Ladshaw were at Bill's home in Evansville, IN to do the videotaping of Bill's amazing "Tape Over the Mouth" secret for the limited release license to the routine he was offering.

They had all of the equipment set up and ready to roll, when Lee asked Bill if anyone had ever captured, on video, the story of his career. To Lee and Tom's surprise, Bill said no one had ever documented his six decades in the entertainment business.

So, Lee and Tom decided to take advantage of this great opportunity (since they were already set up anyway) to sit down with Bill and have him take them step-by-step through his show biz history.

The result is a nostalgic look back at one of the greatest vents of the past 60 years.

Bill covers in great detail his life in show business. He tells how he came up with the idea for all of his unforgettable puppet characters - Feldon the Unspeakable Frog, Grendle the Troll, Happy Hobie, Luke the Reluctant Lion, Pfyre the Dragon and, of course, Chuck Norwood.

He also reviews the venues he worked in, the stars of the day he was on the bill with and so much more.

You'll also see a clip of Bill you've probably never seen before from the early 1960's.

Lot's of photos are woven into Bill's story to make this a real treat to watch.

There are so many ventriloquists from the past that were never interviewed in-depth. Yes, there are some video clips left of some of their performances, but very few "interview" life story biography videos.

Now you can own the story of Bill DeMar to watch over and over.

This is a must have for your video library.

BONUS: You'll also receive the video "The Bill DeMar Sampler." This video contains clips of Bill's greatest live performances. It's FREE with your purchase of "The Bill DeMar Story: A Lifetime of Laughs."


The Bill DeMar Story: A Lifetime of Laughs DVD , $20.00
Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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Sammy King
with Francisco the Mexican Parrot

One Last Time

DVD

Sammy King's amazing comedy and ventriloquism career spans more than 50 years.

Over the decades he has performed at the world's top venues, in Las Vegas, at the world famous Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies Variety Show.

Some of his many television appearances include the Ed Sullivan Show, HBO and the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

He has been the opening act for such stars as Cher, Ray Charles and Tony Bennett.

An accomplished classical guitarist, Sammy uses his musical skills in his most famous routine with his partner, Francisco the Mexican Parrot. He has performed this hysterical routine over 25,000 times since 1958!

In 2009, Sammy decided it was time to retire Francisco to the Vent Haven Museum in Ft. Mitchell, KY.

So, he gave one final performance on July 18, 2009 to a crowd of 450 of his peers at the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist Convention. The routine was professionally video recorded.

Sammy received one of the longest standing ovations in the history of the convention. There was not a dry eye in the house as he then donated Francisco to the museum.

Now you can enjoy Sammy's final historic performance of this classic routine again and again.

Sammy King. Not just an entertainer, but a true show business legend.

Sammy King - One Last Time, $20.00
Running Time: 20 minutes

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Bob Isaacson
featuring Speedy Wheeler

60 Years In Show Business

DVD

Enjoy a wonderfully entertaining history story and performance by ventriloquist Bob Isaacson in this professionally produced video, recorded live at the 2009 Vent Haven International Ventriloquist Convention.

Bob takes viewers back in time and talks about his 60 years in the entertainment business.

From his first dummy, to his Frank Marshall figures (and some great stories about Frank himself), Bob gives you a peek into his show biz career.

Bob appeared on television and radio many times over the years and also created several commercial educational training films. One, which was made in 1965 about the properties and safety of natural gas, is still used in the industry today.

He worked countless corporate events, shopping malls, dinner clubs and also portrayed Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd for the Museum of Broadcasting in Chicago.

After reminiscing about his past, Bob performs with his figures Junior and Speedy Wheeler. Very funny routines with two beautiful Marshall dummies.

Although Bob was never a full-time performer, he certainly was a true professional and in great demand over the course of his career. He never had an agent, but was so well received by audiences, that he kept as busy as he wanted just by word-of-mouth from happy clients.

Bob also has been on the Vent Haven Board of Advisors since 1975.

Bob Isaacson. A real gentleman, great ventriloquist and classic performer.

PLEASE NOTE: During the last couple of minutes of the DVD, there are a few very short (around 5 seconds each) segments where the video gets a little distorted. There is nothing wrong with the DVD. This was a technical difficulty which happened during recording. We guarantee that this brief "glitch" in the video in no way takes away from the performance or the enjoyment you will get watching the program.

Bob Isaacson - 60 Years In Show Business DVD , $20.00
Running Time: 62 minutes

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Only available from ventriloquism101.com
Ken Groves Superstar Promotion Techniques
for Professional Entertainers Course - 8 Audio CD Set!

FREE 2 Hour AUDIO SAMPLER course!
Listen right now on your computer!
A $30.00 Value!

Click the microphone pictures below to listen. These are large
files and will take a minute or two to open.

Or right click on a picture, select "Save Target As" and save
these to you computer desktop!


Learn from 2 hours of audio with Ken going over some of his
best ideas, tips and secrets to promoting your show. It's FREE!

If you like what you hear, come back and invest in
Ken's full 8 CD course.

    

Click the Picture for Part 1     Click the Picture for Part 2

PLEASE NOTE: The 2 hours of sampler material was recorded via

a phone conference call. The actual 8 CD set was professionally

recorded in a studio.

_______________________________________________________

Another great resource from pro Ken Groves to help you save a lot

of money on your promotional materials, as well as make you a lot

more money by helping you create materials which will allow you

to stand out from the crowd of other so-called "entertainers" who

have no clue as to what clients look for in a promotional package.

This audio CD course covers over 20 years worth of tips, hints and

tricks that Ken uses in his professional performing career every day.

The course is part of Ken's "Breaking Down the Brick Walls of Show Biz

Education Series." You can read about Ken's show business course

by clicking HERE.

Even though Ken is a comedy ventriloquist, this is NOT just a course

for ventriloquists. It's for absolutely anyone in the entertainment

business.

Ken has been a full-time performer for over 20 years and has performed

in every conceivable venue. He's made mistakes along the way and

he wasted a lot of time and money early in his career. The great news

for you is that Ken learned from trial and error at what works and what

doesn't.

He is now willing to share that information with you.

Ken performs over 200 shows a year and is in huge demand - not only as

a performer, but as a speaker and educator on how to help make

you a better entertainer.

Look at what you'll receive in Ken's course:

8 Professionally Recorded Audio Compact Discs -

Nearly 8 hours of secrets and instruction!

Here is just the tip of the iceberg of the information covered on these CD's:

The correct way to write a performance resume

What to include (and what NOT to include) on your bio sheet

How to get and use testimonials. How many to include

Who you should send your promotional pack to so that it gets opened and not tossed in the trash

How to create business cards that clients will keep

How to put together a knock out brochure with just the right information

The very best type of promotional photos to have taken

What promotional materials you should send to different markets

How to use postcards effectively
How to save a ton of money on your promotional materials
The best ways to keep in touch with your customers for future bookings with almost no effort
Publicity posters - when to use them
Getting started with very little money
Promotional videos-Do you really need one?
Your website and what MUST be on it
Using multi-stage marketing to reel in the clients
How to get booked for corporate gigs. Who to contact
How to use "personal contact sheets"
Who NOT to send a promo packet to
Designing your promo pack for greatest impact on your clients
Dealing with agents
The promotional pack "Folder." When to use one
and way too much more to mention - on nearly 8 hours of CD's


"I just wanted to say that I bought both the Ken Groves "Breaking Down the Brick Walls of Show Biz" Course (available HERE) and this 8 CD set.

It's the best investment I've made in a long time.

I learned a lot. It's very detailed. It tells you what to do and what not to do very precicely. I've already made some changes on my promotion techniques which were quite simple to do, but had a drastic change on the way potential customers see me.

The Show Biz course and the CD set complete each other very
well and cover different information on how to book yourself.

For the CD set I was a bit scared that it could be long and boring to
listen to it (8 hours!). But not at all, it was fun to listen and I
laughed out loud very often. (Now I don't go any more to the park
where I listened to the CD set. I was listening to it on my Ipod but with my long hair, people couldn't see the earset and thought that I was crazy laughing for no reason!).

If you want to sell more shows, do yourself a favor and buy the Ken
Grove's Brick Walls course and this CD set."

Alex Reeve, UK

As an added bonus, Ken is interviewed by two other professional comedy entertainers - Steve Roye, creator of the famous "Killer Standup Comedy System" and full time comedian Paul Stoecklein. So, you get not only Ken's best ideas, but also techniques from two other working professionals.

This course is not only chock-full of tons of great information, but it's a lot of fun to listen to. What else would you expect with three comedians in the same recording studio?

Don't waste months or years trying to figure out the ways to promote yourself and your show, only to be disappointed. Learn in 8 hours what took Ken years to perfect.

Plus, when you order Ken's "Superstar Promotion Techniques for Professional Entertainers" course, you'll also receive 2 added bonus killer CD's.

BONUS #1

Hell Gigs and How to Aviod Them

Volume 1 - Comedy Club Hell Gigs

Audio CD - $15 value - FREE!

As mentioned earlier, Ken has worked in every venue during his long career. And (as you may be able to relate), the shows didn't always go the way Ken had planned when he first started out as a full time performer. In this informative and funny CD, Ken talks about some of his "Hell Gigs", the lessons he learned and what he did to insure that those situations did not happen again.

You can bet some of the same things will happen (or have already happened) to you at one or more of your shows.

Let Ken show you how to minimize the chance that you'll have to experience "Hell Gigs" of your own.

This CD focuses on comedy club hell gigs.

 

BONUS #2

Hell Gigs and How to Avoid Them

Volume 2 - Outdoor Event Hell Gigs

Audio CD - $15 value - FREE!

Second in Ken's "Hell Gigs" series, this CD covers outdoor catastrophes that will arise at some point in your career if you're not prepared ahead of time.

Ken has performed countless outdoor shows during his career. He shares all of his methods in helping you avoid outdoor hell gigs.

Both of these CD's are FREE bonuses when you invest in Ken's course.

Ken Groves - Superstar Promotion Techniques for Professional Entertainers Course- 8 CD's plus 2 Bonus Hell Gigs CD's.
Regular price-$179

Introductory price - Only $97.00

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Hell Gigs and How to Avoid Them - Audio CD's
Ken Groves

Buy one, or get a special price on the combo package!

VOLUME 1 - Comedy Club Hell Gigs


Ken Groves has worked in every venue during his long career. And (as you may be able to relate), the shows didn't always go the way Ken had planned when he first started out as a full time performer. In this informative and funny CD, Ken talks about some of his "Hell Gigs", the lessons he learned and what he did to insure that those situations did not happen again.

You can bet some of the same things will happen (or have already happened) to you at one or more of your shows.

Let Ken show you how to minimize the chance that you'll have to experience "Hell Gigs" of your own.

This CD focuses on comedy club hell gigs.

Only $15

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VOLUME 2 - Outdoor Event Hell Gigs

 


Second in Ken's "Hell Gigs" series, this CD covers outdoor catastrophes that will arise at some point in your career if you're not prepared ahead of time.

Ken has performed countless outdoor shows during his career. He shares all of his methods in helping you avoid outdoor hell gigs.

Only $15

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Autographed!

EXTREMELY limited autographed quantity back in stock!
Only available from ventriloquism101.com
Jimmy Nelson's "Instant Ventriloquism and Ventriloquism

for the Beginner" and "Ventriloquism 2" Audio CD Course-

The same course Jeff Dunham used to learn ventriloquism!

Finally, Jimmy's classic and historic instructional record albums

have been professionally and digitally re-mastered into this

two CD set course collection.

The set also includes the "Instant Ventriloquism" follow along

routines (now in booklet form) which came with the original record

album.

BONUS! - A very limited quantity of the case covers have been

personally hand autographed with a black Sharpie© marker by
Jimmy, Danny and Farfel!

These are the real deal, not photocopied signatures.

Plus, you'll also receive a copy of the photo below showing

the signing.


Jimmy, Danny and Farfel Cover Signing Photo

 

 
Autographed Case Cover


Companion Routine Booklet

2 Audio Compact Discs

Who doesn't remember superstar ventriloquist and legend Jimmy Nelson? He was a staple on radio and television for over 30 years. And, who can forget Jimmy's famous Nestle's chocolate commercials that ran for 10 years?

There is hardly a ventriloquist working today that was not influenced in some way by Jimmy Nelson.

In 1964 and 1966 Jimmy produced two amazing, smash hit instructional ventriloquism record albums, "Instant Ventriloquism" and the follow-up "Ventriloquism 2." Every kid (and adult) who had a dream of becoming a ventriloquist owned and learned ventriloquism from these recordings.

Jeff Dunham learned ventriloquism with this course when he was a kid and he still considers it one of the best courses ever on how to learn ventriloquism.

Now, for the first time (and fully approved and authorized by Jimmy) both of these classic, instruction-filled records have been digitally re-mastered and transferred in their entirety to two compact discs.

Topics covered on the two CD's include:

The position of the mouth
The beginner's alphabet
How to say the difficult letters using the Jimmy Nelson method
Putting on a show
Figure manipulation
Timing
Singing
Choosing a voice for your dummy
Acting and reacting
Judging your audience
Ad libbing
and much more

Also included are 3 "recorded live" routine performances that Jimmy perfomed during his career, which demonstrate materials in the lessons.

You'll also receive the companion "Instant Ventriloquism" routines (now in booklet form) that accompanied the original record album.

Join Jimmy and his pals Danny O'Day and Farfel as they teach you both the beginning and advanced professional secrets to ventriloquism.

Jimmy Nelson's limited edition autographed "Instant Ventriloquism" and "Ventriloquism 2" Audio CD course, with the companion

"Instant Ventriloquism" routine booklet and signing photo

Only $29.95


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Al Stevens - Vent Haven ConVENTion
Music In Ventriloquism Workshop

DVD and CD-ROM Combo

There is no one more qualified to show you the tips and secrets to adding music to your show than Al Stevens.

Al has been a first rate jazz musician, entertainer and comedy ventriloquist for over 45 years.

He plays piano, trumpet, saxophone, valve trombone and string bass.

He has has played jazz festivals and gigs all over the world, including Birmingham England, various clubs in London, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam,

New Orleans and New York City, the Hong Kong Music and Arts Festival, the Los Angeles Classic, the Maui Jazz Festival, the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Sun Valley, and, of course, his home town, Washington, DC.

He was for two years the pianist in The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, working concert and cruise ship venues. He has also performed with the Harry James band and the Benny Goodman Tribute Band. He leads his own Dixieland and swing bands. And, of course, he entertains as a comedy ventriloquist and also builds custom professional ventriloquist figures.

Al has recorded and performed with many of the greats. The list includes Al Hirt, Lionel Hampton and many others.

This was the first workshop of it's kind ever presented at the Vent Haven convention and Al literally covered a lifetime's worth of knowledge about the music business and how to take your show to the next level by teaching you the right way to add all types of music to your act.

The package includes a 70 minute workshop DVD, which was digitally videotaped with professional cameras. Also included is a CD-ROM jam-packed with tons of other great items.

Al also uses four of his ventriloquist figures (Dexter Dorsey, Uncle Sweeter Dabney, Pops and Aunt Sally Pickle) to demonstrate his topics.

Just take a look at a partial list of what's covered on the DVD and what's included on the CD-ROM.

This is a tremendous value for the amount of information covered and the extras included on the CD-ROM.

DVD topics covered include:

Music in ventriloquism

Entrance and exit music

Segues

Background music

Singalongs

Using karaoke in your show

Music for dancing with your puppet

Good and bad voices-does it matter?

Singing in tune-does it matter?
Singing in meter-does it matter?
Finding the right key for you
What NOT to sing
Tunes that enhance your figure's character
Parodies
Original tunes
Singing a cappella
Backing tracks
Home recordings
Vocal elimination from CD's
Types of playback devices
Sound systems (more info on the CD-ROM)
Microphone placement
The sound check
Working with live musicians
Arrangements
Rehearsals
What if something goes wrong?
Copyright issues-what music can you legally use?
Performance licenses
And a LOT more!

 

CD-ROM contents include:

An audio processing computer program for studio quality recording, editing, mixing, etc.

A karaoke playback program

Backing Tracker software developed by Al, which allows for managing your music tracks during your show on a laptop

Royalty free music tracks for your use

Lyrics files you can use

Song parody files and lyrics you can use

Midi music tracks you can use

Al's complete Power Point presentation from his workshop
A large format 24 page PDF book with narrative text that accompanies the workshop Power Point presentation. This book contains a huge amount of content that Al did not have time to cover in his live workshop
And more!
 


Al Stevens Vent Haven Music In Ventriloquism DVD and CD-ROM
Workshop Combo
ONLY $35.00

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Bill DeMar
-DVD - Vent Haven ConVENTion Manipulation Workshop

-Book - Grasping at Headsticks

Buy one, or get a special price on the combo package!

Only $25

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Bill DeMar Vent Haven Convention Manipulation Workshop DVD

Bill DeMar is recognized as one of the best ever manipulators of puppets and dummies in the world.

Now you can listen in on and watch nearly 60 years of tips, tricks and secrets from this master of manipulation!

Learn a LOT more than just how to make your puppets look more lifelike. Bill will also show you how to "manipulate" other parts of your show to help make you a much better overall performer.

This broadcast quality DVD was professionally digitally recorded live at the 2007 Vent Haven International Ventriloquist Convention.

Run Time: 60 minutes

Only $10

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Bill DeMar's Grasping at Headsticks Book
with Tom Ladshaw
Foreword by Jimmy Nelson

Bill's fantastic live workshop he gave at the 2007 Vent Haven International Ventriloquist Convention (see DVD description above) was based on this amazing new book.

It's not a large book size-wise, but it is huge as far as content. It's crammed with literally hundreds of ideas on how not only to make you a better manipulator of puppets, but also how to become the best performer you can be.

Drawing on nearly 60 years as a professional entertainer, Bill covers topics and ideas never before seen in any other book.

Whether a beginner or a professional, there is something for you in this book

24 jam packed pages.

Or purchase both the DVD and book for ONLY $30.00 (save $5)

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Bill DeMar-Vent Haven 2007 Saturday Night Show Performance
DVD

Bill DeMar is a living legend in the world of ventriloquism.

He performed at the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion in July of 2007 and brought the house down.

And now you can see this "Master" of his craft in action in the highest quality video of Bill ever recorded. All previous videos of Bill had been transferred from old home video equipment or VHS videotapes-some over 25 years old.

This performance was digitally recorded live at the convention's big Saturday night closing show using professional video and audio equipment, and is near broadcast quality. Stunning colors, crystal clear video and great audio.

You may have seen these puppet characters on other Bill DeMar DVD's offered on this website, but not of a quality like this.

You'll laugh out loud as Bill performs his famous routine with Feldon the Unspeakable Frog.

Then Bill brings out his wooden partner of 58 years, Chuck Norwood (a beautiful Frank Marshall figure), and does a great routine which ends with Bill's signature and unbelievable "Tape Over the Mouth" bit, where an audience volunteer (at Chuck's direction) places layer after layer of tape over Bill's mouth and Chuck still continues to talk in a perfectly clear voice!

You'll see the well deserved standing ovation Bill receives at the end of his act, proving once again that there are very few entertainers in the same class as Bill DeMar.

This is a must have DVD for anyone who loves ventriloquism and wants to see a true showman in action.

Here's what people are saying about Bill's

2007 Vent Haven ConVENTion performance DVD:

"Bill displays the "real work" on this DVD....the kind of material that made him the living legend that he is.

If you need inspiration or simply proof that "it can be done"...then you simply must get this.

When Lee said he was going to make it available, I almost ripped my pocket reaching for my wallet... but then he kindly said, "Take a look and let me know what you think." So I did.

And here's what I think:
If Lee had told me he intended to charge $50.00 each for these, I'd have said, "You'll be getting value for your dough". As it is....the little bit he's charging is a pittance compared to what you're getting. You *must* own this.

This DVD is *better* than "CATS".....I've *already* watched it again and again."

Tom Ladshaw, Professional Entertainer, Comic, Author and

Owner of Gottle O' Geer Collectibles, Covington, KY

 

"I received my preview copy of the DVD a few days ago. I also have Bill's new manipulation book, "Grasping at Headsticks." (available on this website soon).


Collectors: Your collection is incomplete if you don't have these works of vent history.

Ventriloquists: Bill's Saturday night performance is a study in the art of entertaining with ventriloquism.

Everyone: It is some really funny stuff.


Bill DeMar is legendary. And he didn't have to die to get to be that way. Aren't we lucky to have him? And we are lucky, too, that these products of his recent works are now available. Thanks to the ConVENTion and to Lee and Tom for making them possible."

Al Stevens, Professional Entertainer, Musician, Comic and Author, Cocoa, FL
www.alstevens.com


Bill DeMar Vent Haven ConVENTion Performance DVD , ONLY $20.00
Running Time: 25 minutes

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The Col. Bill Boley School Show Collection
3 DVD Set! 5 Complete Shows! Over 4 1/2 Hours of fun!

Newly Remastered to DVD

Col. Bill Boley was a true legend in the ventriloquial community. Performer, creator, figure maker, innovator, author. He did it all and he did it all well.

Now you can watch and LEARN from Col. Bill as he presents five different school show programs.

The original videotape masters for these DVD's were recently discovered and are now available to you.

These shows were performed during the 1991, 1992 (the "Just Say No" show), 1993 and 1994 school seasons.

Also included is Bill's school show from 1979. Home videotaping technology was in it's infancy then, so it is a rare treat indeed that this video recording even exists. It is believed that this 1979 show is the first school program Bill ever videotaped.

That's 5 complete shows on 3 newly remastered DVD's.

Watch and listen to a master at school shows. The kids are falling out of their seats with laughter as Bill performs a wide variety of vent routines and magic. Here are just a few of the "bits" (with Bill's unique spin) you'll see on this must have DVD collection:

Vent routine with Freddy Q. Owens

Vent routine with Charlie in the bottle

Vent routine with JoJo the Monkey

Vent routine with Timex the Dog

Vent routine with Mr. Bones

Distant voice routine

Baby cry routine
The Magic Drawing Board
Sympathetic Silks
Knife Thru Coat
Hippity Hop Rabbits
Cut and Restored Rope
Mismade Flag
Sword Thru Neck
Miser's Dream

Balloon to Dove

Dove Thru Glass
Balls from Mouth
Professor's Nightmare
Sucker Silk to Egg
Torch Thru Arm (just watch the expression on the volunteers face!)
Egg Bag
Card Duck
Torn and Restored Newspaper
Bongo Hat
Human Puppets

And much, much more! Over 4 1/2 hours!


The Bill Boley School Show DVD Collection - 3 DVDs

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The Col. Bill Boley DVD Collection Library
Three classic videos-newly digitally edited and remastered to DVD!
Purchase one, two, or get a very special price

on the entire library!


Only $20

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'The Nightclub Act'

Join Bill onboard the Carnival Cruise ship T.S.S Festivale as he introduces his two most famous characters, "Aunt Fanny" and "Willie" to the midnight show audience.

You will have a front row seat and see why Bill was known as one of the most in-demand cruise entertainers ever.

Please note: If this video were rated, it would probably fall into the 'PG-13' or 'R' rated category. This is NOT a DVD for the kids!

Run time: 25 minutes


Only $20

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'Novelty Ventriloquism'

Join Bill in his famous "Dummy Den" as he gives you literally dozens of ideas to use in your show.

Plus, you'll also see video clips of Bill during actual shows performing some of the very same ideas he demonstrates for you.

Here are a few ideas covered:
Talking cane, Talking Mop, Talking Bowls, Talking Handbag, Head in the Box, Bird Warbler, Voice in the Cup, Genie Vase, Fall Apart Dummy, Rabbit in The Basket, Invisible Dog, Human Dummy, Big Mouth and much, much more.

Run time: 65 minutes


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'The Baby Cry and Distant Voice'

Have Bill show you the real secrets to two important skills that will make you a more complete ventriloquist.

In addition to Bill's in-depth explanations and demonstrations of these amazing techniques, you'll also see vintage video footage of Bill presenting his classic Baby Cry routine during a live school show performance.

And, as a special bonus, Bill will take you on a tour of his "Dummy Den." You'll see vent figures and novelties spanning many decades and by many makers.

Run time: 50 minutes

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Unavailable for Decades!
The Art of Ventriloquism
Hosted by Dai Kornberg

with George Schindler, Dan Ritchard and Stanley Burns!
DVD

"The Art of Ventriloquism" was produced by Dai Kornberg and Chris Long as a part of New York University's "University Broadcast Lab."

It was originally distributed by WNYC-TV and WNET-TV, both New York Public Television affiliates.

Broadcast in the New York area only four times over the course of 1979, this program has been unavailable for many years.

The original videotape master was destroyed, but a good copy was located, digitally re-mastered and "cleaned up" for this re-release on DVD.

Join host Dai Kornberg and his guests Dan Ritchard (author of "Ventriloquism for the Total Dummy"), George Schindler (author of "Ventriloquism: Magic with Your Voice") and the legendary Stanley Burns (author of "Other Voices: Ventriloquism from B.C. to T.V.") as they discuss and demonstrate "The Art of Ventriloquism."

A real collectors item.

The Art of Ventriloquism DVD , ONLY $20.00
Running Time: 25 minutes

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Bob and Marty Hamill
Potato Salad and Other Side Dishes

AUTOGRAPHED by Bob and Marty Hamill
DVD

Bob and Marty Hamill have been making people laugh for over 20 years.

This DVD shows the Hamill's at their very best. Recorded live at the Blackwood Brothers Show and the Comedy Barn Theater.

You'll enjoy the antics of Homer & Elsie, the imagination of "Sock," re-live 49 years of marriage with Sidney & Phyllis, meet 106 year old Horace and see the future with a mind reading pig!

The DVD also includes some hilarious bloopers. This is a video of clean comedy and ventriloquism that the whole family will enjoy.

Running time: 1 hour 48 minutes

Bob and Marty Hamill 'Potato Salad' DVD, ONLY $20.00

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The Secrets to Destroying Stage Fright...FOREVER!
Audio CD Program
with Lee Cornell

Join Lee Cornell as he reveals the results of over 20 years worth of research - showing you secrets to making the words "Stage Fright" a thing of the past in your shows.

Lee covers the best of the best in information that will allow you to go on stage without fear. You'll feel a new level of confidence! Enjoy performing and make your shows better than ever!

Topics covered include:

Who has stage fright? Is it just me?

What are the symptoms of stage fright?

How to eliminate stage fright forever

What if the audience doesn't like my show?

An amazing relaxation technique

The #1 reason for stage fright and how to smash it

How to make the audience love you and your show

Things that don't work

Plus tons more!

 


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How to Become a Ventriloquist
with Paul Winchell

DVD
Running time: 60 minutes

America's premier ventriloquist, Paul Winchell, teaches the many techniques of the art of ventriloquism. Drawing from over 50 years of experience, Winchell shows you many shortcuts to learning this amazing art form.

Available for the first time on DVD, this program also contains classic footage from Paul's own library with great segments of his television shows from the 1950's and 1960's.

 

In 1936, Winchell made his first public appearance on the "Major Bowes Amateur Hour" radio show. He went on to become one of the world's most famous ventriloquists. From vaudeville to radio, to television to stardom, Paul took ventriloquism to levels of artistry rarely equaled by other ventriloquists. He was the star of several TV series, assisted by his wooden friends Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff.

"Winch" as Paul was usually called, made guest appearances on every major TV show in the 50's and 60's and won numerous awards for his contributions to children's programming.

Paul also used his vocal talents as the voice of many animated characters - most notably as the voice of Walt Disney's "Tigger" for over 30 years.

Topics covered include:

Speaking without moving your lips

Pronouncing the difficult letters

Creating a personality for your dummy / puppet

Puppet manipulation secrets

Creating new characters with costume and make-up

The Distant Voice

And much, much more!

 


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Advanced Ventriloquism
with Mark Wade

DVD
Running time: 50 minutes

"Advanced Ventriloquism" is the next step enabling you to become a polished, professional, knowledgeable performer.

Build upon your basic skills and become a master performer of ventriloquism.

Full time professional ventriloquist Mark Wade will teach you secrets that will take you a step above the average ventriloquist!

This DVD contains a combination of studio/classroom instruction and demonstrations recorded before a live audience.

Topics covered include:

The distant voice - how to do it and use it

The baby cry - taught and shown in a live show

Polyphony - producing other types of sounds

Showmanship

Making entrances

Being confident on stage

Bows and exiting the stage

Encores

Puppet character development - using an 8 point "puppet profile"

Adding song to your act

Audience warm-ups

Proper attire for your shows

Banquet shows

Selecting a puppet

And more!

Use this DVD to further your ventriloquist career. Adding creative features to your act with these professional secrets will allow you to make a lot more money with your show!

 


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The Art of the Kid Show
with Mark Wade

DVD
Running time: 50 minutes

Mark Wade knows kids!

He is the #1 kid show performer in the U.S. Using dynamic in-studio instruction along with live performance examples from actual shows, Mark will show you how your shows for kids can have greater impact, fun and marketability!

Discover why kid show ventriloquism is the most popular use of the art. You can earn some BIG dollars using the secrets revealed here - working the ever increasing kid show market!

Learn from the best in the business, Mark Wade.

Topics covered include:

Mark Wade live and on stage

Audience management techniques

Audience warm ups

The importance of theme shows and color

The most effective types of puppets and how to use them

Humor: Setup lines, punch and tag lines, running gags

Audience participation and how to select volunteers

The best show length for various age groups

Where and how to find joke material for kids

How to select a show theme and use key words

Humor: Having fun with a purpose

Puppet selection: Size, type and color

Preparing school and library shows

Marketing, advertising and pricing tips

And more!

 


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Ventriloquism - Audio CD and Book
by Bob Neller

Bob Neller is considered one of the very best instructor's to ever teach ventriloquism. This is his all time best selling audio program, which also includes a booklet supplement to help you learn even faster.

Bob also is considered one of the top performers of the distant voice, and he explains how to do it in an easy to understand fashion.

Topics include:

Close ventriloquism and how to do it
Vent figures and the "actions" of the dummy
Lip and jaw control
Substitue sounds-speaking without moving your lips
The distant voice and how to do it
Psychological factors of ventriloquism

 

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Bill DeMar Upside Down and Backwards on Ventriloquism
with Bill DeMar
DVD
Running time: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Bill DeMar Upside Down and Backwards on Ventriloquism

Secrets, tips, hints, thoughts and instruction on the art of ventriloquism and on being an entertainer. Taught by Bill DeMar, the "Master of Sight and Sound", in his own unique style. Drawing on over 50 years of being a professional entertainer, Bill covers show biz topics never before presented in any other video or book.

This tape is recommended as a great follow-up or companion video to the Ventriloquism 101 course. For a limited time, each full color library storage case will be autographed by Bill.

Topics covered include:

Bill performing

What is a ventriloquist/ventriloquism

Taking care of your voice/throat

The power of your voice

Teeth, tongue, traps, distractions

Length of act, stage presence

Dress, what are you selling?, lighting, framing

Distance, figures, PA systems, checking clothing, repair kit, music

Throat exercises, breathing, facial structure, mouth exercises

Technique, sound substitutions

Learning, how many figures/voices?, attitude, assistants, introductions

Mental magic with ventriloquism

Puppet body length

Figure manipulation

Bill's performance cases and how to build them

BONUS VIDEO FOOTAGE: Bill performing his "tape over the mouth" routine at the Vent Haven 2002 convention and Bill performing the Magic Drawing Board

Here's what people are saying about "Bill DeMar - Upside Down and Backwards On Ventriloquism"

I just got through watching Bill DeMar's new DVD.  It is a really great video on the art of ventriloquism and is very informative.  If you have not ordered one by now I would suggest you do so to add to your collection. You will be glad you did.  Thanks to Lee Cornell and Bill DeMar for putting together this DVD! Steven Landis, Enid, OK

Bill has shared his world with us on his new video.  Everything from throat care to deep inside his case and all his tips and techniques on professionalism in between. I was pleasantly surprised to see appearances by Vern the Bird and the Magic Drawing Board!   I was excited to see 2 of my favorite DeMar routines  - his Frog and the amazing Tape over Mouth! Steve Axtell, Axtell Expressions, Ventura, CA

Hi Bill,
I wanted to write to you personally and tell you what a great job you did on the new video! I think it was incredible. Jenny Coulon, Dannemora, NY

Got my copy of Bill DeMar's Upside Down and Backwards on Ventriloquism yesterday and stayed up last night watching it. Thanks to Lee Cornell for putting this together and thanks to Bill for being so generous with his decades of experience.
The bonus video is Bill's "tape over mouth" routine from Vent Haven 2002. A powerful demonstration of all that's discussed on the video coming together in a unique, entertaining and baffling performance. Bill DeMar is a gem! Steve Petruzzella, Lindenhurst, NY

I've been gone for a bit and returned to find my new Bill DeMar DVD waiting for me. It's outstanding. Great stuff and the tape over the mouth routine is totally awesome. And he does turn ventriloquism upside down and backwards. I watched it three times late last night and I can't stay awake today. Definitely a video worth having! Mary Boardman, Des Moines, IA

I have a long way to go before I'm really good at venting, and your DVD took me a whole lot closer in a big hurry! There is so much useful info on that video that I couldn't believe it. Your instruction is right to the point and very understandable. No time wasted. It sure helps me that it was done with humor, as I tend to get a bit bored if I'm serious for too long of a stretch...Some teaching videos over simplify, while others tend to get way too technical...for my taste, anyway. (After all, ventriloquism isn't exactly rocket surgery!) Your DVD is right on the line between the two and that makes using it much easier for me. I honestly think that a vent of any level would find info in your DVD to be useful. After all, we're never too good to continue to learn! Thanks for this useful tool, Bill. Mark Lewis, Bradford, PA

Last night I again viewed your video. Every time I look at it I enjoy it as much as the first time. You are a very talented and clever man and I hope you are aware of how much joy, laughter and fun you have brought to the many people who have seen your performances throughout the years. Dave Cameron

I bought both your videos from Lee Cornell and I want to thank you. I learned more from watching you than all the vent books I have read or all the vents I have watched.  Bravo.. and thank you very much. Steve Nicholas, San Francisco, CA

Whew!  I finally had a little time to myself to practice vent and to watch Bill Demar's new video. Lee Cornell has done a fabulous job of letting a real pro share some of his best insights - that's the mark of a really exceptional director.  I loved the exchange towards the end between Lee, Bill and Chuck Norwood. As an educator and as a learner, what I saw in this video was incredible depth.  Bill's clearly thought through just about every conceivable situation while performing ventriloquism.  Not only does that depth come across in Bill's performance demonstrations, it is also apparent in the way he considers each aspect of the craft. I learned so much from this DVD.  I feel like I got more than my money's worth (which is saying a lot these days isn't it?)... Kenneth M.F. McGrath Canadian Ventriloquism Association (C.V.Eh?) ventriloquism.ca

I have purchased your video, "Upside Down and Backwards" and really enjoyed it. You have incorporated very important topics and issues that are very well addressed.  Not to mention how informative it is and a very important tool for any vent (or entertainer) novice or professional.  In my books it's a must have, must view for anyone in the industry. Cal Freeman, Vernon, British Columbia

Well, I just got this...( I know it has been reviewed more completely but I thought I would talk about just 1 section)...so now I own everything that Bill DeMar has on the market, and this, like everything else, is brilliant! Section 15 deals with Figure Manipulation. He does it at a slow pace and discusses what is happening while he manipulates the figure. He does this with two or three soft figures and then shows all the emotion you can get out of a hard figure using only the movable mouth. Bingo! - one section easily worth twice the cost of the DVD. Oh by the way, there are 16 sections! One thing you learn by inference is how much importance he places on various aspects of the art. I have Bill's performance tape, his book, his book with Tom Ladshaw, but I still learned SO MUCH from this DVD and this is only the first run through. This is REAL WORLD performance information. Don't buy this DVD!! I would just as soon keep it to myself. Naw----just kidding----Want to gain 50 years of pointers for next to nothing?   Buy It! Jim Miller, Quinton, OK

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The Lee Cornell Show Video
Comedy Magic and Ventriloquism!
DVD
Running time: 45 minutes
The Lee Cornell Show Video - Comedy Magic and Ventriloquism

Lee Cornell has been performing ventriloquism and magic for over 35 years. His laid-back comedy style is always a hit with his audiences. In this full length show video you'll see Lee perform his hilarious audience participation magic show and then get verbally "whip lashed" by his long-time wooden partner (and the real star of the show...just ask him) Nick Woodson. The whole family will enjoy this very entertaining program over and over. And, for a limited time, each video cover will be signed by Lee.

The Lee Cornell Show , ONLY $20.00
SALE! $15

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The Bill DeMar Show Video
DVD
Running time: 86 minutes
The Bill DeMar Show Video

The full length stage show of American master ventriloquist and legend Bill DeMar.

Also includes never before seen bonus footage!

And, for a very limited time, each video will be personally autographed by Bill himself!

A true collector's item. (The video, not Bill)

For over 60 years, professional ventriloquist and entertainer Bill DeMar has been making people laugh. He has traveled the world with his cast of characters and is not only one of the most successful ventriloquists ever, but is also an icon and mentor to nearly everyone in the ventriloquism fraternity.

Using several unique and hilarious puppets including Luke the Reluctant Lion, Feldon the Unspeakable Frog, Happy Hoby, Grendle the Troll, and of course, his lifelong partner Chuck Norwood, Bill instantly makes you believe that his creations are really alive. His amazing technical ability, uncanny manipulation of his puppets, fabulous sense of humor and comedy timing has kept Bill busy for five decades.

In addition, Bill is also the author of one of the best instructional books on learning ventriloquism, "Ventriloquism...and Related Subjects." Find out about Bill's Book by CLICKING HERE.

Now, in this full-length show video, you can see Bill perform his live stage program and witness the charm and humor that has made Bill DeMar a ventriloquism legend.

Please note that this video is a lot more than just a great program to watch. If you are a beginner, advanced, or professional ventriloquist, you will find this to be an invaluable resource when used as a teaching tool. Bill is recognized as one of the VERY BEST EVER puppet manipulators and by watching and studying Bill perform and interact with his puppets you will greatly improve the way you give "life" to your own puppets. You will learn more in 86 minutes of watching Bill's act than you would in years of trying to develop a personality for your puppet on your own. You will absolutely be learning from one of the best there is!

And, as a free bonus, the video also includes never before released video clips from several other performances of Bill, including a promotional video and rare footage of Bill's routine from the 1981 Vent Haven International Ventriloquist's Convention All Star Show. In this routine, Bill and Chuck Norwood re-create the famous team of Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd!

All of Bill's original videotape has been digitally edited and re-mastered to enhance the video and audio quality of the original tapes.

And, for a limited time, each full color video library storage case will be personally autographed and numbered by Bill, making it a real collector's item. Bill's autograph is your assurance that the video is endorsed by him and that the tape you are receiving is made from the original edited master tape.

Be prepared to laugh, and laugh a lot as you watch this program over and over again! As Chuck Norwood says, "I’m partners with the greatest ventriloquist the world has never known." Well, we know you’ll love this video!

The comments are coming in! The Bill DeMar show video is a huge hit!

"This is an unsolicited, un reimbursed endorsement, the result of one fan's personal enthusiasm for the work and contributions of a great ventriloquist, great entertainer, and friend and mentor to all ventriloquists."

"I watched The Bill DeMar Show video yesterday. This is a great DVD for a ventriloquist to study and an entertaining tape for anyone to view."

"Bill performs essentially the same routines in three different settings at three different times in his career. This interesting combination must be the lucky coincidence of what video tapings were made and managed to survive the years, put together by Lee Cornell into this production."

"Bill's approach to the different venues are what make it so fascinating. One is obviously a kid show with the kids screaming with delight at Bill's jokes. The next seems to be a more traditional entertainment venue with more adults in attendance. The third venue is the Saturday night show at the KY Convention with mostly ventriloquists in the audience. Same jokes mostly, but three completely different audiences, so you get to see how the master modifies his delivery and timing to fit each occasion."

"I love hard figures mostly, and mostly the traditional Marshall-style cheeky boy character, so I couldn't get enough of Chuck Norwood. What a great character. He has the best sideward-eye look and leather blinkers I've seen. And that voice. I laugh out loud just looking at him. You can't fully appreciate Chuck from still pictures, though. You have to see him in action under Bill's skilled control."

"It's all great. If you don't have this video, your ventriloquist-related literature is woefully incomplete. I'll watch it many more times. Bill DeMar is a national treasure." Respectfully submitted, Al Stevens, Cocoa, FL

"Bill DeMar's video is a masterpiece. What a showman. This DVD from LC Video Productions is a must-see for all vent officianatos.To see this master in action is a real treat. For those wanting to work on figure manipulation, this tape is a must-have." Lawrence Harris, Germantown, MD

"I just watched Bill's video. It's great. Every vent should purchase it and watch it. I loved the Charlie impersonation. The whole show was great. A pure A+++++" J. 'Mike' Gerstenecker, Collinsville, IL

"My video arrived yesterday and I loved it. I watched it to learn, but found myself being entertained so much I hardly thought about learning. It is great." Bob Carlson, Port Charles, FL

"I too received my video yesterday. It is well worth the price, very well done." Jack Austin, Nashville, TN

"Just finished watching THE DeMar Video. If you haven't gotten your copy, do it! It was about an hour and a half of an expert at work.  If you're struggling with manipulating your figure, as I have been, you'll find some good examples, with a variety of figures." Gerald Carman, Random Lake, WI

"Now that I've watched my Bill DeMar video, I'm going to be devoting a whole lot more time specifically to working on figure manipulation. Who knew you could do so much with a figure that doesn't even say anything? Well, obviously Bill does." (Referring to a routine Bill performs using a frog puppet that does not speak a word, but looks so lifelike) "I should also mention the excellent service from Lee Cornell.  It took barely a week for him to get the video to me." Ron Burgess, Gettysburg, PA

"Yes! ...a wonderful video. I highly recommend it!" Nina Cooper, Winston-Salem, NC

"Just received & watched Bill Demar's video. It is DELIGHTFUL!" Marlene Clark, Durham, CT

"Mine arrived yesterday and I stayed up wayyyy too late previewing it ( I couldn't stop it!)....If you've never seen Bill manipulate his character figures, then you owe it to yourself to purchase this video.Thanks LC Video Productions for producing it....and thank YOU Bill...." Barry Andrews, Milwaukie, OR

 

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How To Get $1 Million Worth of Publicity...FREE!
by Marketing Expert Dr. Paul Hartunian

DVD
Running time: 90 minutes
How To Get $1 Million Worth of Publicity...FREE!  by Marketing Expert Paul Hartunian

OK. You've got a puppet. You have a routine. You're ready to perform.

Now what?

How do you get publicity for your show so people will want to hire you? How do you get your name "out there?" How can you make money with your act? You need to know how to market your show, and more importantly, how to obtain as much FREE publicity as possible.

Sure, you can spend a lot of money buying newspaper ads, printing flyers and brochures and still not get many calls.

How would you like to cut way down on your advertising costs, get thousands of dollars worth of publicity and become a celebrity for FREE?

That's where this amazing "recorded live" DVD video seminar will help you. Not a video specifically geared towards ventriloquists, but a training video that ABSOLUTELY can be used in any business...including the entertainment / ventriloquism field.

Perhaps you have heard of Dr. Paul Hartunian.

Dr. Hartunian is the man who actually sold the World Famous Brooklyn Bridge! His story has been seen on hundreds of radio and TV shows, newspapers and magazine articles. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Hartunian has perfected his publicity system that hundreds of companies pay him up to $8,500 just to consult before sending out press and publicity releases.

In this dynamic, exciting 90 minute presentation, Dr. Hartunian reveals how anyone can get thousands of dollars of free publicity for their product, service or cause!

If you've ever watched a TV show, listened to someone give a radio interview, or had an article written about them in a newspaper or magazine and wondered "how did they do that?", Paul will show you how.

He's appeared and been featured on The Tonight Show, SALLY, The Phil Donahue Show, Jenny Jones, and hundreds of other shows, and is considered one of the best of the best in teaching people unique publicity methods.

This DVD is a great investment. The secrets and techniques presented can literally make you thousands and thousands of dollars.

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Al Stevens: Comedy Ventriloquist
Volumes 1 and 2
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Volume 1

Enjoy 56 minutes of side-splitting laughter as Al Stevens, Dexter Dorsey and Aunt Sally Pickle entertain you from their live concert stage and adult comedy nightclub performances.

Dexter is a smart-alec kid who says what he thinks. Aunt Sally is an old maid whose outlook is measured by the number of men in her life.

Al Stevens has been a professional jazz musician, ventriloquist and club entertainer for over 45 years.

This DVD, although not rated, is not meant for children, and would probably fall in the PG-13 to PG-17 catagory.

 

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Volume 2

NEW!

Al and the gang are back in this new 60 minute DVD. New material and new laughs!

Recorded live onstage at Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Al, a professional jazz musician, club entertainer and ventriloquist for over 45 years, brings out his usual partners Dexter Dorsey and Aunt Sally Pickle, but also introduces the hysterically funny Uncle Sweeter Dabney.

Dexter flirts with the ladies, Uncle Sweeter talks about his trips to the doctor, life with his "ol' woman", and Aunt Sally comments about her quests for men. These characters will keep you in stitches!

This DVD, although not rated, is not meant for children, and would probably fall in the PG-13 to PG-17 catagory.

 

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