Ventriloquists

A lot of people wonder how Ventriloquism all of a sudden went from never-heard-of-it to the mainstream..

Interestingly, it all happened around the same time.  Terry Fator, a comedian ventriloquist, and Jeff Dunham, also a comedian and also a ventriloquist, came on the national scene around the same time.

In 2006, Vent Jeff Dunham released his debut DVD “Arguing with Myself” and it became an instant hit after airing on Comedy Central.  People were buying the DVD like there was no tomorrow.

Around the same time, Terry Fator was getting his ventriloquist act together (no pun intended) and was auditioning for America’s Got Talent in late 2006 or early 2007.  He went from obscurity to fame in a matter of a few months.

The fact is, he’d been working on his comedy ventriloquism talent for years, but he just finally presented his work on the NBC show, and it catapulted him into the national spotlight.  He won the show (and $1 million) and signed a one year contract with Las Vegas Hilton.

Shortly thereafter, He signed with Mirage Hotel & Casino for $120 million.  Yes, there’s big money in it when you’re in demand.

Back to Dunham…  Jeff was touring the country following his “Arguing with Myself” comedy DVD success and also shooting another stand up comedy show entitled “Spark of Insanity.”

All of this was perpetuating the demand for ventriloquism mixed with stand up.  That pretty much explains, in a nutshell, how the rare art form came into the prominence it is today.

Interestingly, even in 2013, these two ventriloquists make up two of the top four spots on Forbes’ list of highest paid comedians, just behind Jerry Seinfeld who sits at number one.

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