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Joe Gandelman

Ventriloquist from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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BOOKED 19 days ago

$250 - $3000 per event
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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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Holiday Party

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He was fantastic! We had all ages and they all enjoyed!

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Joe and his Ventriloquist Friends did an amazing job. He was so funny. The kids were able to participate with him and he went right along with their comments. After asking each of the kids which "friend" they enjoyed, each child had a different answer from the boy, the shark, the zombie, the baby, etc... They gave over 10 different answers. Joe's show was perfect for all ages. I our group it went from 3 - adults (Eldest adult would not give me their age). Thank you Joe for a fun time on zoom. Hopefully, one day we can do it in person.

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School Assembly

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Joe was great! Everything about the show was fantastic. The kids and families were very engaged and entertained. Joe kept everyone involved and encouraged kids to participate. The characters kept coming out of his sleeve. He’s super friendly and reaches out to the kids in so many ways. You couldn’t tell it was a virtual show based on the kids’ reaction. At the end of the show he even taught the kids some secrets of the profession! Highly recommended!

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FUTURE EVENTS
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2021
Jun
16
VIRTUAL library show
Taos, NM
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
2021
Jun
23
Family Show
Fontana, CA
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
2021
Jul
2
Family Reunion
Portland, OR
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2021
Jul
3
Family Reunion
Portland, OR
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2021
Jul
4
Family Reunion
Portland, OR
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2021
Jul
5
Family Reunion
Portland, OR
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2021
Jul
6
Family Reunion
Portland, OR
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2021
Jul
8
School Assembly
La Habra, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2021
Aug
26
Community Event
Los Angeles, CA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2021
Oct
8
Scott Land School of Puppetry and Design
Las Vegas, NV
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2021
Oct
9
Scott Land School of Puppetry and Design
Las Vegas, NV
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2021
Oct
10
Scott Land School of Puppetry and Design
Las Vegas, NV
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2021
Apr
15
Event
Oakdale, CT
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
2021
Apr
1
Holiday Party
Carlsbad, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2021
Mar
20
Birthday Party (Kids)
Laguna Niguel, CA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2021
Mar
18
School Assembly
New York City, NY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2021
Feb
26
Community Event
Los Angeles, CA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2021
Feb
25
Holiday Party
Moorpark, CA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2021
Feb
20
VIRTUAL family show
Los Angeles, CA
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2021
Feb
13
Birthday Party (Kids)
San Francisco, CA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Dec
17
Community Event
San Clemente, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Nov
24
Community Event
Poway, CA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2020
Nov
1
Kids Birthday Show
Los Angeles, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2020
Nov
1
RECORDED school assembly (for one week)
San Diego, CA
12:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Ventriloquist
Puppet Shows
Comic Ventriloquist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
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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