I am a ventriloquist, and in the words of the late, great, Paul Stadelman;
"...........I'd like to explain to you that I'm a ventriloquist.
And a ventriloquist, as you know, is a man who talks to himself and gets paid for it.....
But practicing the art of ventriloquism is something I do for my own pleasure.
Sometimes I will perform for a charitable purpose, sometimes for pay,
or sometimes just for the fun of it, but always for my own enjoyment.
Hannibal Dickens / Rick Price (now residing at Vent Haven)
(click on the pictures of Hannibal to see his own webpage)
(click on the picture of Moony & Rudy to see the MoonHead story)
Note: Terry is for sale.
Got this great little figure at the 2014 convention;
This is something I've been wanting to do for a number of years and finally got it done - had my own coin made;
Here's a project that's been on my mind for years and I finally got to it, wrote my own short book,
Here's DJ posing with his new book, his poster and his own personal size copy of his book;
".....you don't make a puppet talk. You allow a puppet to talk.
You can't make them talk a certain way........the trouble with many puppets is that their characters and voices have been forcefully superimposed on them by their owners.
It doesn't work that way."
The ventriloquist pictured below is Paul Stadelman, with his main figure, Windy Higgins.
Scotty's Vent Figure Registry
Ventriloquism - A Good Excuse For Talking To Yourself.
My webhost offered a free webjournal, or blog as they are often called, so I figured I try it.
Some years ago, I did a little on line article on the use of stands, which you can see here;
Here is my story of how I became a ventriloquist:
I decided to become a ventriloquist.
Note from Dave:
Ventriloquism Is Just Like Life, You Spend A Lot Of Time Talking To Dummies.
Updated: May 28, 1815