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Joe Gandelman

Ventriloquist from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$225 - $2000 per event
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. 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."

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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School Assembly

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Our elementary school hired Joe Gandelman for our family reading night and he was amazing. It's not easy to keep both parents and students entertained for an entire hour, but that's exactly what Joe Gandelman did. He had an entire auditorium mesmerized with his unique humor and amazing puppets and even tied in our reading theme into his presentation. Every time he brought out a new puppet, the kids roared in excitement. Then his humor would take over. Joe Gandelman also stuck around after his presentation and talked to kids about the behind the scenes of puppetry. He was very patient and answered all their questions. Great all-around presentation!

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Holiday Party

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Great communication. I love how Joe was open to all my special requests to customize his performance to my party. Fantastic fun performer. He over delivered for my event.

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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He was amazing! Both kids and adults loved him!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
10
Helix Water District (Family Xmas Show)
La Mesa, CA
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
2016
Dec
10
95th Birthday Party
Irvine, CA
9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
2016
Dec
11
Family Holiday Show (Marriot)
Irvine, CA
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2016
Dec
11
Corporate Family Christmas Show
Carlsbad, CA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Dec
13
Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church
San Diego, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2016
Dec
16
Corporate Christmas Party
San Diego, CA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Nov
19
Banning Public Library
Banning, CA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2016
Nov
17
French Montessori School
San Diego, CA
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Nov
12
Birthday Party (Kids)
San Diego, CA
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2016
Nov
5
Adult Private Party
Woodland Hills, CA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Oct
28
Belmont Park
San Diego, CA
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Oct
28
Ramona-Alessandro Elementary School
San Bernardino, CA
8:30 AM - 10:30 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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