Joe Gandelman

Ventriloquist from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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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 In a Sept. 2011 through May 2012 tour he did thematic school assemblies at 260 schools of all grade levels across the country. His 2014-2015 special tour also included Canada. No venue is too big or too small.

Ventriloquist Joe Gandelman has 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, 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.

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.

He also does shows for summer camps, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, malls, adult parties, kids parties and is a highly popular performer at libraries with his programs that use laughter to promote reading. Joe does walk around as well as stage shows, plus shows for churches and synagogues and shows for holidays such as holiday shows Christmas, Chanuka, Purim and Passover).

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.

His fast-moving show uses a BIG cast of dummy and puppet characters. Interactive bits include a mask that makes a person look like a living dummy and a popular how-to-do-ventriloquism bit with a volunteer. Joe Gandelman & Friends have performed from coast-to-coast and in Caada.

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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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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Banquet

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All the children (and adults) who watched the performance were fully entertained. He brought hus own sound system, setup early, kept the audience engaged and the variety of puppets kept things interesting and funny! We will definitely hire Joe to return at our school banquet next year!

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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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2016
May
11
Community Event
El Cajon, CA
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
May
21
Sorority Function
Riverside, CA
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2016
May
21
100 Year Old birthday Party
Oceanside, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Jun
6
Etna Elementary School
Etna, CA
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2016
Jun
9
Jacumba Branch Library (Show at middle school)
Jacumba, CA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2016
Jun
14
Spring Valley Library
Spring Valley, CA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2016
May
1
Kid's birthday party
Glendora, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Apr
30
Holiday Show
Valencia, CA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Apr
29
Winchester Elementary School
Winchester, CA
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2016
Apr
28
Sylmar Libary
Sylmar, CA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Apr
27
Mendoza Elementary SChool
Mesa, AZ
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Apr
23
Community Family Night
Carlsbad, CA
7:00 PM - 8:00 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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