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Joe Gandelman Ventriloquist from San Diego, CA

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 82 Reviews
  • 183 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 12 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $300 per event

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Comic ventriloquist Joe Gandelman does thousands of interactive shows for all ages all over the country and in Canada for audiences of all sizes and in any kind of venue He has also done two special 8 month tours of schools in the United States and Canada and been featured in stage variety shows and variety show tours. No venue is too big or too small. He has performed at corporate shows, opened for national music groups such as the rock group The Eels at The Music Box in Los Angeles, entertained on Navy ships, appeared in stage variety shows on big stages and casinos, 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, appeared on NBC's hidden camera show "SPY TV." He also taught comedian Margaret Cho how to do ventriloquism in a segment on her VH1 reality show "The Cho Show." He was a co-presenter at the celebrity-packed Hollywood Beauty Awards at the historic Hollywood Avalon theater, presenting awards with Carmen Electra, Navid Negahban and radio personality Lisa Stanley. His shows and "walk around ventriloquism" are highly popular attractions at fairs and festivals, where they get -- and retain -- big crowds. And at private parties. All his interaction-packed shows feature a BIG CAST of dummy and puppet characters. He routinely CUSTOMIZES his interactive shows for corporations, parties and in school assemblies schools of all levels where his "learning through laughter" thematic school shows include themes such as no bullying, respect, pro reading, anti-drug, anti tobacco, Internet Safety, stay in school, test preparation -- and he will customize shows for schools with a theme of THEIR choice at no extra charge. His holiday shows are (Christmas, Chanuka and more) are always in great demand. He also does shows for summer camps, scouts, malls, adult parties, kids parties and is a highly popular performer at libraries. Joe does walk around as well as stage shows: at one Gigmasters gig, he used 9 characters during 2 `1/2 hours of walk around.One corporation hired him to do a special three hour how-to-do-ventriloquism workshop with the underlying theme of goal setting and goal achieving. Adult corporate show and party clients can fill out BASIC CUSTOMIZATION FORM -- and Joe will customize the show at NO EXTRA CHARGE. Joe Gandelman is included in The Great Ventriloquists trading cards. NOTE ON ABOVE DEMO: It shows a few bits from Joe's family shows where there are kids or kids and adults in the audience. Adult audience shows are NOT completely the same since all shows are geared to each specific audience mix. Kid and teen shows are adjusted for each age group. The SPY TV bit was a special TV stunt. The lip sync at the end is an optional segment offered to clients. Some shows end with an optional how to do ventriloquism segment where a volunteer gets up and becomes and instant ventriloquist.


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Review by Ken B.

School AssemblyReviewed on March 30, 2023From Whiteriver, AZ

Joe performed at our School assembly last March 30, 2023. He didn't just entertain both incoming 6th graders and middle schoolers who go to our School District, but he also entertained our staff and teachers. It really showed in his performance that he is very passionate about his craft and he always makes sure that he engages everybody in the gym. He was very prompt and came two hours early before the scheduled show which showed his work ethic and professionalism. Overall, it was a wonderful and successful performance.

Review by Kelly F.

School AssemblyReviewed on March 14, 2023From Novato, CA

Mr. Gandelman, family entertainer is a seasoned ventriloquist. He made the trek from San Diego to the North San Franciso bay area to share his talent with our school. The kids roared with laughter and really enjoyed the show. Some of our younger kiddos were a little scared, but Mr. Gandelman took 5 minutes towards the end, took the time to share a bit about how he does what he does and showed them how the puppets work, that they are not real and it is all controlled by him for entertainment. This was a great way to share a deeper dive into his craft to the student body. Thank you, Joe for visiting San Ramon Elementary in Novato, CA.

Review by Steve R.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on March 4, 2023From Huntington Beach, CA

Mr. Gandelman is a great guy, performer with unbelievable skills. My father's 90th birthday party was a smashing success because of Mr. Gandelman and his talents. My family of 40 people most of them are middle aged or retired walk away with lasting memories and smiles on their faces. My family took Mr. Gandelman's business cards for future parties. Yes, I would hire Mr. Gandelman for future parties as well. No hesitation at all.

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Upcoming Events

December 2, 2023 • Christmas Party
Sat6:30 PM - 7:00 PM San Diego, CA
December 9, 2023 • Corporate Christmas Party
Sat9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bakersfield, CA
December 10, 2023 • Chanukah Show
Sun4:30 PM - 5:30 PM San Diego, CA
December 16, 2023 • Claremont Public Library
Sat2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Claremont, CA
December 16, 2023 • Community Event
Sat7:30 PM - 8:15 PM Los Angeles, CA
December 30, 2023 • San Diego KOA Resort
Sat3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Chula Vista, CA
January 24, 2024 • Val Verde Elementary
Wed8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Bakersfield, CA

Past Events

October 18, 2023 • Temple Event
Wed11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Redlands, CA
October 18, 2023 • Congregation Emanu-El
Wed11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Redlands, CA
October 15, 2023 • Live Oak Pumpkin Patch
Sun3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Redlands, CA
October 14, 2023 • Live Oak Pumpkin Patch
Sat3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Redlands, CA
October 8, 2023 • Live Oak Pumpkin Patch
Sun3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Redlands, CA

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