Ventriloquism Blooper, What would you do?

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Every single person who ever they may be, that has performed, has made a blooper. With permission from Bob Abdou, from the Barker Magazine, I just had to show you this story of an actual blooper with ventriloquist Barry Andrews.

It is a laugh scream and everyone wishes this would be the outcome of their blooper.

So, what kind of “bloopers” have happened to you???



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are 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:

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4 Responses to Ventriloquism Blooper, What would you do?

  1. Bill Smith says:

    Not beefing here, but I just don’t see how this could have really happened. Not unless there’s a way to control moving eyes, mouth, etc without having them have strings/rods that tie between the mechanics & the head stick. Plus, not saying it couldn’t happen, but a figures head is typically pretty darn well attatched to the headstick. Like i said, not beefing, just perplexed :)

  2. Wanlu says:

    I read in John Schaibley’s memoirs that a hand fell off accidentally in one performance. It got a lot of laughs so he made it a part of the act. :)

    In my case, one of the eyebrows of my Payes figure is a bit defective, it falls down covering the eye if the lever is released with a jerk. It happened accidentally in one show so once in awhile I do it and pretend its unintentional. :)

  3. bob abdou says:

    Hey Bill, this did happen, and I have heard similar stories from 2 other vents, head can break apart from the headstick, especially when trying to cut corners on building them or with many shows, wear and tear, they do come apart, I have one dummy that is like that now, it was basically put together with a wooden rod shoved inside the neck cavity with no screws, glue or putty. When I got it, the whole head just split apart in half, I thought I broke it but once I realized that with age, the stick and head were in 2 different pieces, I just put it together like a jigsaw puzzle and leave it alone.

  4. Bill Smith says:

    Thanks for clearing that up Bob. Guess the unbelievable can sometimes be true. :)

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