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Joe Gandelman & Friends - Ventriloquist | California

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Country: United States
Based In: California
Performs: Worldwide
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Joe Gandelman - Family Entertainer does shows for ALL ages and ALL occasions. He performs at fairs, festivals, corporate events, private parties, schools and has done two special national tours of schools, the last of which included schools in Canada.
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He has done his show in countless -- and often colorful -- venues throughout the country. He has performed on huge historical vaudeville stages, at school assemblies, at private homes, on boats, restaurants, in convention centerse -- even in the back of a pickup truck and in a Pig Barn Arena in Texas. He is known for a fast-moving show that uses a BIG cast of dummy and puppet characters. Interactive bits include a mask that makes a person look like a living dummy and, in some shows, a lip sync where Joe "throws" his voice it several wig-wearing volunteers.
He has done two special national ...


Joe Gandelman spent nearly 20 years in the newspaper business before he decided to dash it all and become a full-time ventriloquist — a change that has him performing in the U.S. and in Canada. He performs at fairs, festivals, schools, corporate events, libraries and has been on television.
Gandelman tried ventriloquism as a child in Connecticut. He was in theater musical production in high school at Amity Regional High School, in Woodbridge, CT. While attending Colgate University he did a comedy piano playing, singing act from time to time. After getting his B.A from Colgate and a Master ...

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Joe has opened for national music groups, entertained on Navy Ships, performed at Camp Pendleton before a speech by former President Ronald Reagan and was seen on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Joe and his dummy, John Raven, have appeared on NBC's SPY TV (see the video below). Joe also taught comedian Margaret Cho how to do ventriloquism in a segment on her VH1 reality show "The Cho Show."

Previous Clients

Google, Colorado State Fair, Gilroy Garlic Festival (CA), Borderfest (TX), Teton County Fair, Jackson, Wyoming; Decatur Celebration, Decatur, IL; Nez Perce County Fair, Idaho; Central Texas State Fair, Belton, TX; Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT; Central Texas State Fair, Belton, TX; Big Horn County Fair, Basin, Wyoming; Del Mar County Fair, California; Rattlesnake Festival, Texas; Pierce County Fair, North Dakota; Boulder Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Boulder, CO; Riverfest, IN; Monterey County Fair, Monterey, CA; Curry County Fair, Clovis, NM; El Paso County Fair, Texas -- ...

Suitable for

Fairs Festivals Schools Variety Shows Strolling ventriloquism Malls Wedding Reception Entertainment Birthday Party Entertainment Private Parties Corporate Events Product Launches Trade Shows Christmas Party Events Bar Mitzvah Bat Mitzvah Gala Dinners Jewish Holiday shows Muslim community shows family shows After Dinner Entertainment Church shows Kids Birthdays TV commercials How to do Ventriloquism Workshops

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