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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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Holiday Party

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He was the most professional and did a Fantastic Job. I would highly recommend him as the kids loved his show. Very funny and interactive!!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Joe came very early and performed right on time. Both kids and adults enjoyed the show. It was so funny that everyone cannot stop laughing. He made my birthday party enjoyable and entertaining. I received compliments from everyone. Joe, you rock! Ooh Rah!!!

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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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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Mar
31
Irvine Conference
Irvine, CA
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2017
Apr
6
Sycamore Canyon Elementary
Newbury Park, CA
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2017
Apr
7
Moreno Avid Academy
Montclair, CA
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
2017
Apr
15
Easter Celebration
Cathedral City, CA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Apr
26
Livermore Valley Charter School
Livermore, CA
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2017
May
7
University United Methodist Church
Irvine, CA
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
2017
Mar
24
Dingeman Elementary SAY
San Diego, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Mar
23
Cabrillo Recreation Center
San Diego, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Mar
18
Kid's birthday
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Mar
17
Hunt Elementary School
San Bernardino, CA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2017
Mar
13
Soille Hebrew Day School
San Diego, CA
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2017
Mar
12
Purim Show
Chula Vista, CA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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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
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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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