Ventriloquist Doug Mickan
Country: United States
Based In: Festus, Missouri
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Doug Mickan is a comic ventriloquist with a large cast of fun and unique characters.
Doug tries to get as much information as possible about each event and audience so that he can customize his performance to the event. Communication is key, and he works hard to know what is expected and deliver the best performance for your event. Doug is very attentive to time. He will communicate ahead of time his planned arrival time and what will be needed for setup. He will stay within whatever time frame is given him.
Doug will typically put together a short promo video specifically for your event ... that can be used for promotion. these videos are typically 1-2 minutes in length and are posted to his youtube channel.
Performances are ALWAYS family friendly and clean. No need to worry about anything inappropriate at a DCMickan performance. The puppets do like to poke fun of Doug throughout the performance which is traditional to ventriloquism.
Performances vary, but the following are some typical show styles that Doug delivers:
Church Shows (30 minutes-1 hour): There is such variety depending on his audience. Doug does church shows for the entire church which features music and 3-5 puppets who help tell Bible stories and other Biblical principles. These performances can lead into a time of response. Doug was once referred to as an "evan-triloquist" (mix between and evangelist and a ventriloquist:) Doug also does lots of Kids events like VBS, Camps, Children's Revivals, etc.... One of his favorite audiences is Senior Adult Groups who tend to enjoy the puppets just as much....if not more than the kids. Once again, Doug is always attentive to his audience.
Birthday Parties: A typical Birthday Party show is 30 minutes and features 3-4 puppets who interact with the kids and work to make the birthday child (or adult) feel special. We believe laughter is one of the best gifts you can give, and Doug & his cast of characters always deliver. Birthday Parties also include a Birthday Shout Out Video through a private youtube link.
Libraries: 30-45 minutes. Library shows are customized to the theme or event. Doug uses 3-4 characters to entertain and do some storytelling while sharing the importance of reading and imagination.
Banquets, Festivals, Corporate Events: These all vary and are customized to your needs. These opportunities could be a single 10-15 minute skit with one of his characters, up to a full hour of fun with multiple puppets. Doug also likes to walk around and interact one-on-one with audience members when the opportunity presents itself. This can be helpful at fairs and festivals to get people to the actual performance. Contact Doug today to begin working on your event.
Whatever your event, Doug and his cast of characters are sure to deliver laughter, and a memorable time.
Doug Mickan has been entertaining audiences with ventriloquism for over 30 years. Doug has always been fascinated by puppets, but he first learned ventriloquism at the age of 16 through a class at a local community college. Shortly after; he began getting invites to perform for local churches, birthday parties, nursing homes, banquets....you name it, and he has probably done it.
Doug & his wife Cindy have been married for 24 years and have two children.
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Doug learned ventriloquism at the age of 16, and has been performing in just about any kind of environment you can think of. He has spent the last 30 years honing his craft in front of audiences of all sizes and demographics.
Riverside Regional Library System, Jackson, MO
Ste Genevieve Public Library, Set Genevieve, MO
Danvers Public Library, Danvers, IL
Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, Hopkinsville, KY
First Baptist Church, St Charles, MO
Fee Fee Baptist Church, Bridgeton, MO
Oaklawn Baptist Church, Paducah, KY
Arthur Christian School, Arthur, IL
Grace Church Ministries, Chester, IL
Chester Public Library, Chester, IL
Sparta Public Library, Sparta, IL
White Hall Lions Club, White Hall, IL
Murphysboro park District, Murphysboro, IL
M ... etropolis Public Library, Metropolis, IL
Rainbow Vacuum of Farmington, MO
First Baptist Church, Cabot, AR
Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Child) Birthday Party (Teen) Christmas Party Club Party Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Halloween Party High School Reunion Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Nursing / Care Home Event Private Party Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party School Event Session Work Social Club Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Virtual Event
Meet the Act
I love helping people to laugh. Laughter is such a great medicine! I love any opportunity I get to perform, but I especially love family events where children can laugh with their parents and grandparents. Another favorite audience is senior adults!
My characters are fun and unique, each with a voice and personality all their own.
Tommy: Sarcastic, quick whit who is perpetually in the 4th grade
Loony Lenny: His name pretty much says it all. This crazy blue critter (we aren't sure what he is) is a favorite with the kids
Ralph: A gruff dog who enjoys a good laugh at Doug's expense wh ... en he is not preoccupied with his flea circus.
Howard Hamilton III: Thespian pig with a flair for the dramatic
Fraidy: Cute little ferret who is afraid of everything.....and we mean everything
Picardy: An opossum with a winning smile on the run from his home state of Arkansas
$1,000,000 - Performer's Insurance through Insurance Canopy
Virtual Services Offer
Doug can provide entertainment virtually through Zoom or other potential online platforms
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