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If you could sit down with a professional ventriloquist and ask them one question - what would it be?

We aren't talking about a specific ventriloquist - but any pro vent you had the opportunity to spend time with. What would you ask them - what would you want to know about a skill, or their business or a market or their career?
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Ten views - no thoughts - maybe that was too generic. If you were able to sit down with a living famous ventriloquist - then what would you want to know?
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What was your worst gig ever?

Nice to be reminded that even the biggest have had hell gigs.

OK seriously, it would be How do you keep going through the dry spells, or how do you deal with those days you want to throw in the towel and get a "real job".
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Edgar Bergen was a master of manipulation, but he was also a master at leading his fans into believing Charlie was more than just a puppet. What is your relationship with your figure? How did you (and still maintain) report with your figure? If you have one figure (or one main character) how do you think it would effect your performances if he or she was taken away from you?
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"Could you please give me your honest opinion on my abilities?"
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What else would you do if you couldn't do vent full time? In short, do you have an education or a fall back?
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It would probably be a different question for each ventriloquist...

Edgar Bergen: Who made Charlie?

Willie Tyler: How old are you really?

Paul Winchell: How can I be like you?

Jeff Dunham: Got married again huh... what were you thinking? Smile
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On 2012-10-18 15:29, tacrowl wrote:
Ten views - no thoughts - maybe that was too generic. If you were able to sit down with a living famous ventriloquist - then what would you want to know?




Jeff Dunham: So you got married again sir... What were you thinking? Smile

Terry Fator: How the h*ck do you do it sir?
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Have you ever had a nagging cough before a show, and if you did, what did you do about it?
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I'd ask about the tape-over-mouth technique. It's the one that's really got me stumped. Smile

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Gee, even I know how to do that!
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So tell me. :-D

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I liked Neale's question about how you keep going when you have a dry spell or a low day and just want to go get a 'real job'.

My first question would be simple: "How did you go from being one of many aspiring professionals to being at the top of your field, famous, sought after and well paid?" But I already know the (simple-but not easy) answer.. practice more and work harder on the material.

My second would be similar to Neale's.. "Do you have self-doubt, and if so, how do you overcome it and keep pushing on?"

My third would be... "Given that the 80's 'golden era' of comedy clubs is past, do you see a better route forward for somebody just starting out these days?"
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On 2012-10-20 14:44, Mr. Pitts wrote:
I liked Neale's question about how you keep going when you have a dry spell or a low day and just want to go get a 'real job'.

My first question would be simple: "How did you go from being one of many aspiring professionals to being at the top of your field, famous, sought after and well paid?" But I already know the (simple-but not easy) answer.. practice more and work harder on the material.

My second would be similar to Neale's.. "Do you have self-doubt, and if so, how do you overcome it and keep pushing on?"

My third would be... "Given that the 80's 'golden era' of comedy clubs is past, do you see a better route forward for somebody just starting out these days?"



Those are darn good questions
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Wanlu
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Correct me please if I'm wrong, but the thread is asking for just ONE question right? Smile
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Tom amended the topic to "If you were able to sit down with a living famous ventriloquist - then what would you want to know?"
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...oh I thought the ammendment was on the living vent not on the number of questions Smile

My apologies...
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No apology necessary Wanlu. You know though, if I HAD to pick just ONE of my questions, I think it might be the third one... "Given that the 80's 'golden era' of comedy clubs is past, do you see a better route forward for somebody just starting out these days?" More of a business question than an artistic one I guess. I kind of think other artists can give one insight, but artistic questions inevitably have to be answered through our own work.
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Wanlu
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Very good question Smile
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"How do you prepare/perform for an international audience with diverse backgrounds when most of your jokes are American based?"
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