Joe Gandelman Comic Ventriloquist

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These ventriloquists shows have proven be laughter getters, whether he's doing a customized show at a big corporate event, fair, festival, in a variety show, private adult or children's party.


Joe Gandelman is a nationally-known specialist in doing educational but highly informative school assemblies for all ages. During school year 2011-2012 he drove 49,000 miles and did his show at 260 schools of all grade levels. Themes included No Teasing/No bullying, anti-drug, reading, Internet Safety and customized programs for schools that he does at no extra cost.

He has done his show in countless -- and often colorful -- venues throughout the country. He has performed on huge historical vaudeville stages, in school auditoriums, at private homes, on boats, restaurants, at fairs and festivals -- also in the back of a pickup truck and in a Pig Barn Arena in Texas. He recently completed a special tour of the United States for 9 months for a company on a one-year school year contract – doing their route of school shows from coast to coast, from New Hampshire, to Georgia, to Texas, to Chicago, to Washington doing 6 to 14 school shows a week for at all grade levels.

His shows are proven laughter- getters, whether he's doing a customized show at a big corporate event, or performing at picnics, fairs, festivals, onstage variety show, school assemblies, camps, day carse, libraries, private adult or children's parties or for seniors groups and convalescent homes. He performs from coast-to-coast doing more than 400 shows across the country each year. His highly praised school shows include themes (no bullying, pro-reading, anti-drug, Internet safety) and can also be customized for schools at no additional cost.

Joe does many private parties for adults -- adult birthday, surprise and retirement parties, weddings, etc. -- plus adult groups such as the Elks. Each show features a BIG cast characters, BIG laughs, audience interaction, and in many shows music -- all done in his quick-paced comedy style. Comedy bits, characters and individual jokes are always changing so the show is never exactly the same from one year to the next.

In adult party shows (for individuals and organizations), Joe s clients can get his highly-popular basic customization. Joe will pepper the show with inside jokes at no extra expense. Shows also contain his famous ventriloquism lip sync where hapless volunteers donning crazy wigs lip sync a rock oldie, using voices "thrown" by Joe (it closes the show because it can t be topped with adult crowds!). He also does a few minutes of standup comedy (with the emphasis on topical jokes) without his "wooden friends" at either the beginning or end of the show. Joe is also available to "roast" of special guests of honor or be evening's emcee.

In many of his shows for kids and adults Joe will do a special how to do ventriloquism bit where an audience member will get up and try a dummy..

When Joe does walk-around or strolling ventriloquism at adult private parties, he "switches off" on his state-of-the-art dummies and puppets, using several characters -- each with its own distinctive personality and comedy schtick -- over the party's slated time. The diversity, individuality, and comedic strength of these painstakingly-developed, zany characters spark laughter each time Joe suddenly appears with another. Joe sometimes inserts running gags -- and can even approach a targeted guest with a host-provided inside joke zinger -- during his "strolling" comedy.


corporate entertainment? - Joe can help .

Whether it's entertainment for a big convention, a sales meeting, trade show, holiday party for adults children or a picnic, Joe Gandelman & Friends will give you a show crammed with BIG laughs, music (sometimes song parodies) and hilarious audience interaction.

SHOWS: All shows feature lots of characters -- and your company can customize Joe s corporate show. Since he has a BIG cast of characters, he uses members of his "cast" to fit your company s show. Each wooden or non-wooden character has a carefully developed personality and comedy bit. Each show is packed with laughs and features Joe s famous volunteer ventriloquism lip sync as the zany smash finale.

In the lip sync, he gets several volunteers (or names provided in advance) who open their mouths when he taps their shoulders...and voices magically come out (from Joe to them). They then must don crazy wigs and lip sync a "classic" rock song to Joe s voices. It always brings the house down.

All corporate shows feature Joe s popular standard customization at no extra cost. This basic customization, developed over many years by Joe for his show and the way he has constructed his comedy routines and character roster, lets you provide inside jokes and information that he inserts at key points in the show. The basic customization is highly effective. More extensive customization is also available at an additional cost. Joe can also do several minutes of standup comedy without his characters either at the very beginning or towards the end of each corporate show. The emphasis is on topical jokes and jokes relating to your industry but there are other jokes, too.

Need to roast a sales rep, new supervisor, or sales awards winner? Joe will do a comedy roast without his characters -- again using information you supply to create a funny but good natured script roasting your guest of honor.

He has also done special corporate how to do ventriloquism workshops tied in with a motivational, goal setting theme. One company hired him for a three hour workshop/presentation.

Joe Gandelman is included in the nationally distributed The Great Ventriloquists trading cards. He has appeared on NBC's "Spy TV" and VHI's "The Margaret Cho Show."

Among other cities, Joe Gandelman Comic Ventriloquist may serve the following areas: Sacramento, Northern California, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Bay Area, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, Pasadena, Van Nuys, Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, Stockton, San Bernardino, Inland Empire, Riverside, Anaheim, North Hollywood, Glendale, Irvine, Santa Clarita, Inglewood, Santa Ana, Burbank, Berkeley, Orange, Orange County



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