Joe Gandelman Comic Ventriloquist
- Serving California
Ventriloquist Joe Gandelman's interactive comedy ventriloquism shows with his BIG cast of dummy and puppet characters are huge laugh getters whether it's a customized show at a corporate event, a fair, festival, in a variety show, school, camp, preschool, country club, holiday show or private adult or children's party -- or when strolling a crowd and interacting with this puppets. He has performed across the United States and in Canada.
Comic Ventriloquist Joe Gandelman does shows for ALL ages and occasions and adjusts the show price to each age group and venue. He is well known for his educational "learning through laughter" assemblies for public and private schools. During school year 2011-2012 he drove 49,000 miles and did his show at 260 schools of all grade levels. His special 2014-2015 school year tour had him do his shows with themes such as No Teasing/No bullying, anti-drug, reading, in the United States and in Canada.
He has performed his show in countless -- and often colorful -- venues: on huge historical vaudeville stages, in school auditoriums, military bases, at private homes, on boats, restaurants, at fairs and festivals -- even on top of a pickup truck and in a Pig Barn arena in Texas, He specializes in family (and corporate) friendly shows that get an audience of kids and adults laughing from start to finish. He uses a BIG cast of characters plus interactive bits such as a "ventriloquism mask" that turns a volunteer into a human dummy, a special how-to segment in many shows where a volunteer gets up to try a dummy and Joe shows him how to be an instant ventriloquist, and a golden oldie lip sync with volunteers where he throws his voice into volunteers wearing ratty wigs.
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 cares, libraries, private adult or children's parties or for seniors. Joe does many private parties for adults and adult groups. Each show features a BIG cast characters, BIG laughs, and audience interaction and a FREE basic customization.
In kid's birthday parties, ventriloquist Joe Gandelman uses his BIG cast of wooden and non-wood characters, in a highly interactive show packed with puppet characters, laughs, information on how the puppets work and a special segment on how kids can learn how to talk without moving their lips. He has done parties for pre-school, elementary, middle school and high school kids -- each show geared to each age group.
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. He may also do a few minutes of standup comedy without his "wooden friends" at the end of the show. Joe can "roast" of special guests of honor or be emcee your event.
When Joe does walk-around or strolling ventriloquism at adult private parties, he rotates his state-of-the-art dummies and puppets, using several characters -- each with its own distinctive personality and comedy shtick -- over the party's slated time. The diversity, individuality, and comedic strength of these painstakingly-developed, lively 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.
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. Highly 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
Ventriloquist Joe Gandelman 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."
PLEASE VISIT JOE'S REGULAR WEBSITE www.familyentertainer.com for additional details, updates, and to see quotes from past clients.
Among other cities, Joe Gandelman Comic Ventriloquist may serve the following areas: Sacramento, Northern California, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Redlands, Ventura, Santa Rosa, Temecula, 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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