Category Archives: ventriloquist

What Do Ventriloquist Call Their Puppets?

Having been in the ventriloquism community for over three decades, and met Jeff Dunham, Terry Fator and many other greats, I’ve heard puppets referred to by a number of names. Generally, here’s how ventriloquists refer to their puppets: The most commonly used term is ventriloquist figure, and second most common is sidekick. There’s more to…

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Do Ventriloquists Throw Their Voice?

With 26 years of experience as a professional ventriloquist, I’ve been through about every training that exists. Also, I’ve met most of the ventriloquists who are household names. Here’s the definitive answer to whether ventriloquists throw their voice: Ventriloquists do not actually throw their voice. Instead, they create the illusion that their voice is being…

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