Joe Gandelman is an excellent
ventriloquist and a natural comic who brings you an outstanding, professional act. His
routines are carefully scripted and he uses expertly crafted ventriloquist figures made by
top craftsmen in the field.
He began his love of ventriloquism while growing up in Connecticut.
While he pursued his career in journalism, he started doing vent as a hobby again in the
'80's. At the age of forty, Joe left his job as a staff writer on the San Diego Union
newspaper to pursue a full-time career in ventriloquism, due in part to the encouragement
of legendary Jimmy Nelson.
Joe's act features comedy, music and audience participation. He performs
at schools, conventions, fairs and festivals. He uses more than eight different figures
his main one is John Raven, a wise-cracking Bart Simpson-like boy.
He is featured in the nationally distributed THE GREAT VENTRILOQUISTS
collector cards along with such renown performers as Edgar Bergen, Shari Lewis, Señor
Wences and Jimmy Nelson.
Joe is a crowd-pleasing performer and the right person
to make your next special occasion the outstanding event of the year. His side-splitting
humor is perfect for stage or walk-around. When you want a professional show, hire a
professional Joe Gandelman.
For corporate clients, Joe can. . . .
- Do a lively, multiple-character ventriloquism comedy show.
- Include some inside jokes, references to competitors, etc.
- Do a customized program to fit your needs.
- Do topical joke stand-up comedy.
- Roast a salesman or special guest-of-honor (without puppets).
- Include a company theme or special message.
- Have one or two puppet characters wear company T-shirts.
- Participate in television or print promotions.
- Do walk-around entertainment at special events.
- Do bilingual (Spanish) shows.
Joe Gandelman may be available for your next special
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