Winding Down After the Ventriloquist Central Birthday Bash


We had a great time this past weekend with the Ventriloquist Central Birthday Bash. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The picture above is a group shot with all of us doing “Jazz Hands”. Bob Abdou started this idea and we did a few pictures this way.

As you might expect, right now we’re exhausted and trying to recoup. Steve and Lee are still here and will be leaving tomorrow. We have lots of pictures, videos and so much more to share with everyone, so just stay tuned.

If you have comments, we’d love to see them below.



Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan 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. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to:

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4 Responses to Winding Down After the Ventriloquist Central Birthday Bash

  1. Hey. It’s a conversation piece and not just a boring picture. And you can’t help but smile while doing “Jazz Hands”!! It’s a happy picture on a happy day!

  2. Wes says:

    I want to express our thanks for a really great weekend. I am absolutely overwhelmed by what I was able to learn. Thanks for the memories. and the spirit of celebration and the fellowship fostered by a tremendous group of folks. Each and every member of your collection has a spirit of wonder, what a great influence on the values of entertainment.

  3. Tom conner says:

    This was a beautiful experience and a great bunch of people to spend the weekend with.Dan & Steve put together a nice event they were cool welcoming host. The shows
    and lectures were great very talented individuals. And Dan’s collection is very impressive, well its magnificent. I’m so glad I got to see it in person.
    Must not forgot the luncheon it was delicious. So with that being said Thank you Dan and Steve for the memories

  4. Ron Scherer says:

    I missed this one : ( But I will be there for the next one. Sure missed seeing everyone and Dan’s collection. If it was half as good as the first Bash then it had to be a GREAT Time. Ron Scherer

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