Watch the Most Entertaining Ventriloquist Performances

Ventriloquism is an entertaining form of art where the ventriloquist is accompanied by a puppet on stage and creates the illusion that their voice is coming from elsewhere. The ventriloquist’s puppet is operated by the ventriloquist performer’s hand, and with little or no movement from the performer’s mouth, the ventriloquist creates the illusion that the puppet has come to life. Some of the most enjoyable performances from ventriloquists are from comedian Jeff Dunham, accompanied by the ‘little guys in his suitcase’, and singer Darci Lynne, alongside her puppets, Petunia the bunny rabbit and Oscar the Motown mouse.

Darci Lynne

Darci Lynne is an American ventriloquist and singer that has captured the hearts with her sweet character and incredible talent. Darci first appeared on Little Big Shots in 2016, but gained recognition globally for her ventriloquist and singing talent when she won the twelfth season of America’s Got Talent as the youngest contestant to win the talent show at only 12 years old. Darci’s puppets feature the sweet funny bunny rabbit, Petunia; the Motown mouse puppet, Oscar; and the naughty old-lady, Edna Doorknocker. Following her stint on America’s Got Talent, Darci has made numerous appearances on television and held several tours with her adorable puppet characters.

Jeff Dunham

Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian that has done more to promote the art of ventriloquism than anyone since Edgar Bergen. Jeff is one of the most popular ventriloquists and has toured for many years, starred in his own series, The Jeff Dunham Show, and appeared on numerous television shows including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and The Tonight Show. Jeff Dunham is accompanied by his puppets, Walter, a grumpy old man; Peanut, a cute purple-skinned woozle; José Jalapeño on a Stick, a talking jalapeño pepper; Bubba J, a beer-drinking redneck; and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, a skeletal corpse.

Terry Fator

Terry Fator is an American ventriloquist, impressionist, stand-up comedian, and singer and became nationally recognised when he won the second season of America’s Got Talent, leading to headlining his own Las Vegas show. Terry’s cast of puppet characters features Winston, the Impersonating Turtle; Emma Taylor, ‘the little girl with the big voice’; Maynard Thompkins, the Elvis Impersonator; Duggie Scott Walker, the annoying neighbor, and; a host of famous singers, past and present.

Paul Zerdin

Paul Zerdin is a British comedian and ventriloquist and winner of the tenth season of America’s Got Talent. Paul has performed all over the world with his hilarious puppet friends feature, Sam, Baby and Albert.

David Strassman

David Strassman is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian and is best known for his ventriloquism act with his wooden ventriloquist puppet, Chuck Wood, and soft teddy bear hand puppet, Ted E. Bare.