Regular contributor to Ventriloquist Central, Mr. Puppet himself, Bob Abdou, sent in this email and pictures about his latest ventriloquist figure:
Here is a photo from last nights banquet show with my new dummy from Dan Payes, I call him “Gutters McGee”.
I thought if Bill Boley, Johnny Main, Dick Weston and other famous vents can have a “hobo” type dummy, why not me???
He is great, Dan did his magic, once I got him I found great clothes at the thrift store and last night he was in the show.
One of the many highlights of the night is when “Gutters McGee” told the audience (which were church going seniors) that you should always be quiet in church, I asked “why is that?” – and “Gutters McGee” replied – cause people are sleeping!!
The pastor in the audience laughed so much he had to stand up to catch his breath!!
Bob, thanks for sharing.
Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
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Great looking hobo, Bob. And I can see how the church line “kills.” Congrats.
This character is a humdinger. You have found out what I learned over eight years ago when I first got my first figure from Dan Payes and that this is one of the most innovative figure makers out there today.
Dan thinks outside the box and he usually has something in mind before I finish my thought. There is something about a Dan Payes figure that speaks volumes. I have several goof characters from Dan and somehow I know there will be more.
Again, congratulation on your new guy. He is going to be a big hit I am sure.
Larry Harris – ComicVent
Looks like Gutters Mc Gee is a great fit for Mr. Puppet
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