Get ready for the night of your life, because this is no ordinary puppet show. Ventriloquism may not have always been the most obvious party choice, but with funny, poignant and intelligent ventriloquist acts that can capture an audience as completely as any comedian can, this talented form of puppetry has reached new levels and popular acclaim in the last few years. Perhaps it’s the fact that a ventriloquist dummy can get away with saying things that a comedian on his own couldn’t, or perhaps it’s simply that this form of entertainment is nostalgic and brings us back to being a kid again, but whatever the draw, BHI has the top performers for you.
The Evolution of Ventriloquism
Ventriloquism has evolved more than most people realize; having started as a religious practice in Ancient Greece that many people feared. It was thought that the voice was actually coming from spirits who spoke through the ventriloquist’s stomach, thereby associating the speaker with fortune telling, and later witchcraft. Over time, the talent of making your voice appear elsewhere turned into powerful deceptions: manipulative “”mediums”” used to throw their voice to fool their customers, adding credibility to their cons. In the 18th century though, traveling fairs brought ventriloquism to center stage as entertainment, not deception, and its dark past melted away. Fast forward to the Vaudeville years, Edgar Bergen’s famous 20 year long radio show with his puppet, Charlie McCarthy, and of course everyone’s beloved Lamb Chop who was brought to the air waves in the 1960’s by famous entertainer, Shari Lewis, and ventriloquism took on a completely new, comedic form. Today, performers like Jeff Dunham have captured everyone’s attention with their innovation and contemporary twist, but with such a rich history, it’s no wonder that our fascination with professional ventriloquism has only grown.
For Mature Crowds
If your first thought is that a ventriloquism show is for kids, think again! Sure, we have family friendly performers who will wow your children, but if you’re booking a corporate event, fundraiser or any type of formal gathering, trust us when we say this will be the entertainment they’ll leave talking about. We have showmen who combine their voice throwing with comedy and magic to give you a well-rounded show that will amaze your eyes and ears, and we have professionals who have years of experience specializing in ad-libbing and personalizing their material for corporate events. Give your guests a taste of this magical craft, because skilled puppetry has no age limit!
Ventriloquism is an art form that is enveloped in a rich history of magic and mysticism, and it’s been entertaining audiences for centuries. The addition of comedy and illusion to this impressive skill has transformed it into a complete stage performance worthy of any event, so put your skepticism aside and take a chance on this unusual, but highly entertaining party idea. If you want your occasion to be the talk of the town, then organize a night of laughter, enjoyment and amazement with a ventriloquist act from Booking House Inc. You won’t regret it!
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BHI is a full-service entertainment agency
We pride ourselves on providing valuable, reliable and professional entertainers.
Booking House Inc. has been providing world class entertainment, specializing in tribute bands, to over 50 countries since 1994.
We supply a wide variety of entertainers to entertainment buyers who book various concert venues in places such as Casinos, Theaters, Corporate Events, Fairs, Festivals, Universities, Colleges, Indigenous Communities, Private Parties and more. Our clients include Coca-Cola, CIBC, Disney World, Calgary Stampede, CNE, Hudson’s Bay Company, CBC Radio, Paramount Canada’s Wonderland, Six Flags and Dofasco to name a few.
Each member of the BHI team, pride themselves on providing the most professional, reliable and memorable entertainment for every client. Our booking agents, work with event planners from Canada, United States, Japan, Taiwan, India, Denmark, Sweden, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Trinidad, Mexico, Panama, Bahamas, Bermuda, Honduras, Peru, El Salvador, Kuwait and more.
Events are easily forgotten unless you hire the right entertainment. No matter how successful they may be – without a hit show, it’s just another event. Contact us to see what makes BHI different.