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Intro to Ventriloquism with Guest Artist Michael Paul, Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3pm-4:30pm MST
We are so excited to announce that guest artist and hilarious comedian, writer, & ventriloquist, Michael Paul who hails from Los Angeles, California, will be teaching a crash course in ventriloquism! And you can take it! Space is super-limited, so reserve your place today!
Basic Crash Course in:
Manipulation of Puppet AND Person
Soft Figure Vs. Hard Figure
Participants will get feedback on their technique and performance & will get all of their questions answered about venting!
WHEN: Saturday, March 20th, 3pm-4:30pm PDST and MST (Arizona doesn't have daylight savings, so we'll be on Pacific time. Check with your local google to find out what time it begins in your area!)
Zoom! Which means ANYWHERE!
SKILLS REQUIRED: Listening, watching, following along at home.
WHO: This event is ALL AGES!
About the Instructor:
Michael is well known for creating branded puppet characters including, “Nadia Coma: The World’s Oldest Gymnast” and MTV’s “CJ and Peanut” as well as training casts of “The Lion King” and “Avenue Q”. His credits include: The Tonight Show, The Grammy Awards, Sex and the City,America’s Got Talent, Sesame Street, The Ten co-starring with Paul Rudd & Winona Ryder,27 Dresses opposite Katherine Heigl and with Kevin Spacey inThe Ventriloquist. Voicing and puppeteering for Jim Henson Productions, Saturday Night Live, Dick Clark, MTV, Walt Disney Productions, and numerous national commercial campaigns.
Michael has toured with Lewis Black, Joan Rivers, Lisa Lampanelli, Margaret Cho, Jeff Foxworthy, Rita Rudner, Phyllis Diller, Drew Carey, Wynonna Judd, James Brown, The Pointer Sisters, and more.
After an audience with Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II hegarneredAtlantic City Magazine’s “Act of the Year”and in recent years has written or directed for Robert DeNiro, Sheri Polo, John Travolta, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “The Friar’s Roasts,”coverage writing for numerous stage and television productions along with editorials for The Huffington Post, USA Today, LaughSpin and his critically acclaimed book, Breaking Out of Show Business (Post Hill Publishing).
His published works include comedic editorials for USA Today, Huffington Post and LaughSpin. His new book “Breaking Out of Show Business: What I Discovered by Not Being Discovered” (by Post Hill Publishing) can be found at numerous book outlets including Barnes and Noble.
Michael resides in Los Angeles and continues to work in movies, television and as a comedy writer & script and show consultant.
Extra Details: One purchase is required for each person in attendance.
EXTRA DETAILS/TECH: You do NOT need to be in the Phoenix area for this workshop, however you DO need a computer/device with a camera and microphone so your instructor can see what you’re doing as well as a stable internet connection. Headphones are also a good idea (as in, please use headphones). You’ll receive an email with a zoom invitation/link a day before the event.
And you made it this far in the description?? Be rewarded with a video of Michael Paul being hilarious: