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Joe Gandelman

Ventriloquist from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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About
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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Community Event

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He was great - exactly what we were looking for! kids and parents greatly enjoyed!

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Joe Gandelman’s Response:

Thank you SO MUCH for inviting "us" to do our VIRTUAL SHOW with the more than 20 families!! It was an honor of being part of your event! Zoom as usually worked fine for a show and I'm now working on learning how to use another platform which is better for future shows (Zoom will also be available as an option).

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When you're stuck at home and there's social distancing rules in your state, you have very limited options on activities for your kid's birthday. Enter Joe Gandelman's virtual puppet show! My daughter, her friends, and all the parents were very entertained with Joe's comedy and his ventriloquy skills. He communicated very well on what to expect during the show and showed up early on Zoom to do a quick sound/video check to reduce any hiccups. Highly recommend Joe Gandelman for virtual shows to add some smiles and laughter during these times.

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He was great.!!!Hit all the punch lines for the key officials and catch phrases. Love the audience participation and play acting. We will definitely have Joe come again to entertain us. We will also suggest him to friends and families for their special events. Thank you Patricia Lacy Construction

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Jun
3
School Assembly
Bronx, NY
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2020
Jun
17
Camp Show
San Diego, CA
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2020
Jun
23
Montclair Library
Montclair, CA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Jul
9
Camp Show
Redondo Beach, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
Jul
10
Boys & Girls Club
Carlsbad, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
Jul
17
Community Event
Los Angeles, CA
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2020
Jul
23
MCAS Miramar Library
San Diego, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
Aug
5
Miraleste Library
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2020
Sep
19
California Watermelon Festival
Torrance, CA
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2020
Sep
20
California Watermelon Festival
Torrance, CA
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2020
May
1
Community Event
Redondo Beach, CA
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
Apr
12
Birthday Party (Kids)
San Diego, CA
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2020
Mar
19
Two schools
Chowchilla, CA
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2020
Mar
10
Community Event
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2020
Mar
10
School Assembly
San Diego, CA
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2020
Mar
9
Holiday Party
Woodland Hills, CA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2020
Mar
3
School Assembly
Yucca Valley, CA
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2020
Feb
28
Corporate Show
Minneapolis, MN
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2020
Feb
28
Corporate Function
Saint Paul, MN
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2020
Feb
25
Cottage Hill Elementary School
Grass Valley, CA
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2020
Feb
23
Blue and Gold Show
Long Beach, CA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Feb
21
Coldwater Canyon Elementary School
North Hollywood, CA
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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Please note Joe Gandelman will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul.
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