Days in the life of a lady ventriloquist...
Josephine and I decided to take on what a Google search described as "The world's hardest tongue twister." Granted, this was several years ago, but it still makes for a good ol' vent challenge. I'm not typically into the whole "vent challenge" type of video, but I can do them. I try to keep my online videos separate from what other young vents are doing. But without further adieu, here it is... Enjoy!
This is my first attempt at ventriloquial scat singing since I was employed full-time as a school assembly entertainer. At the time, I was using a cat puppet, named Al E. Cat. He had this "cool" look, so I decided to give him a jazzy persona. It was a ton of fun and the kids loved him, but he belonged with the company. Applying that to one of my own characters was a bit of a challenge. "Foster" the banana was built by my good friend and puppet maker, Smith Handerson. His eyes looked a little strung out to me, so I decided to play him off as a sad blues singer who might've had a little too much to drink the night before. He's not a fully developed character as of now. I am still working on a bit with him for my act. This is only one piece of the puzzle. Enjoy!