Ken Groves ventriloquist is a talented comedian who interacts with a puppet whose personality would appeal to the audience being entertained. The audience might be a rural farmer group, a non-profit group, a corporate audience, a school or a cruise ship. Groves is so skilled that you will be convinced he is merely interacting with a talkative puppet and not doing all the talking. The dummy says something far-out, and Ken reacts with shock, disbelief or embarrassment, which adds to the entertainment. The puppets’ movements are convincing and engaging. The effect of the show is a warm sense of well-being after being treated with wholesome humor about situations and complications faced by the particular audience of that show.
Performing since 1985, Groves has appeared in a number of television shows such as “After Hours,” “Arsenio Hall,” “Live at the Funny Farm” and “The Statler Brothers Show.” He has performed at hotels and casinos, cruise lines and corporations around the world.
Four examples of Ken Groves Ventriloquist
C.W. the Puppet
Groves act out a funny story of C.W. being left at an unfamiliar setting of an Amish farm, stumbling through his experiences and ending up being jailed. In viewing this video, you will see how well the puppet’s mouth movements are synchronized with speech of the ventriloquist so that you will be convinced the puppet is talking.
This is a short clip of Ken Groves ventriloquist at an Amway meeting. C.W. the Puppet is hilarious as he makes comical statements and pokes fun at big names. The range of expressions of both puppet and ventriloquist adds to the effectiveness of this comedy act.
The puppet here is a nonagenarian whose memory slips lead to wacky and outrageous statements that has Groves expressing astonishment at times or embarrassment at other occasions. This leaves the audience in continuous laughter. The act brings lighthearted humor to problems faced by oldsters and makes the viewer more accepting of what 90-year-olds can come up with.
Let’s play a game
In this video, Groves has his puppet C.S. interacting with the audience by playing a game with them and sometimes comically addressing someone in the first row. C.W.’s continuous stream of offbeat expressions has Groves embarrassed and the audience roaring with laughter. This act shows Groves’ spontaneous humor at its best.
The four examples show how Ken Groves ventriloquist is expert in handling his puppet and in his ventriloquy. Both in the expressions and movements, the puppet appears to be a real live person. Groves’ humor tickles, amuses, and provokes laughter, but never offends. What makes the acts effective is the way the audience is drawn in by the subject and content, which is always made relevant to a particular audience involved.