Comedy ventriloquist Joe Gandelman does shows for all ages throughout the United States and Canada. His shows are fast-paced with a BIG cast of wooden characters, packed with laughs and lots of interaction. He can also do strolling ventriloquist with his big cast of characters.
Joe has appeared in big stage variety shows, at the San Diego Zoo, fairs, festivals, libraries, schools, country clubs, celebrity parties and corporate events. He has opened for rock groups at The Music Box in Hollywood, performed at Camp Pendleton before President Ronald Reagan and has done his show on old vaudeville stages, Navy ships, in military hangers, big top tents, a pig barn arena -- even atop a pick up truck in Texas. He appeared on NBC's Spy TV and taught comedian Margaret Cho how to do ventriloquism in a segment on her VH1 reality show "The Cho Show.”
Since 1990, with the encouragement of his ventriloquism mentor, Jimmy Nelson, he began doing ventriloquism full-time and is included in ‘The Great Ventriloquists’ collectors cards.
Joe has been a repeat performer in the fair industry and a small sampling of his many fairs and festivals over the years include: the Colorado State Fair, Michigan State Fair, Nez Perce County fair (two times), Riverside County Fair (two times), Borderfest (two times), Big Horn County Fair (three times), Gilroy Garlic Festival, Decatur Celebration, Official Shrimporee of Texas, Champlain Valley Fair, Lane County Fair, El Paso County Fair, Central Texas State Fair, Del Mar Fair, Boulder Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Teton County Fair, Riverfest, the Solano County Fair -- and many more.
Joe Gandelman's shows can be customized with a theme. Download Joe's flyer here.