Comedy superstar Bill Engvall sits down with Matt in a conversation that absolutely cannon be missed. Engvall discusses his path to superstardom and discovering his respect for the art of stand-up comedy. Plus, you’ll hear some truly enlightening conversation on what happens to comedians when they get classified into a genre. This is a conversation […]

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Iconic talent manager Ken Kragen sits down with Matt to talk about his legendary career handling some of the biggest names in the industry. Kragen is most notably responsible for the USA for Africa campaign, which raised over 100 million dollars for Africa through the beautiful “We Are The World” Single. Kragen discusses everything from […]

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Branson, Missouri comedy magician and illusionist Taylor Reed sits joins Matt to talk about his brand new show at the Jim Stafford Theatre. From falling in love with magic to becoming the most popular conjurer in the Ozarks, you’ll hear his truly fascinating story. [ayssocial_buttons id=”1″]

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Michele LaFong, host of Las Vegas Backstage Talk, joins Matt to discuss her mentor, Señor Wences. LaFong doesn’t hold back, talking about everything from why Wences didn’t trust other ventriloquists, to a continuing controversy with his estate. Plus, Michele gives Matt her feelings about originality in ventriloquism today. Listen in for a truly unfiltered discussion […]

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Dennis Daniels and Harold Crocker share their inspiring stories in this this episode recorded at the 2015 Vent Haven Convention. As an educator, Dennis uses vent in an incredibly noble way. Harold Crocker never went full time, but is loved by ventriloquists everywhere for his storied career, which includes performing for JFK. [ayssocial_buttons id=”1″]

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Anne Roberts joins Matt at the Vent Haven Convention to talk about the history of the only museum dedicated to ventriloquism. She shares insight from her time as curator, how she found Vent Haven’s current caretaker, and her familial connection to Vent Haven’s roots. Please stay tuned after the interview for a huge announcement about our […]

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You remember his hits “Spiders and Snakes”, “Swamp Witch”, and “Cow Patti”. Now, he’s celebrating 25 years at his theater in Branson, MO. Singer, guitarist, and comic genius Jim Stafford is Matt’s guest today! The pair talk about everything from Jim’s string of 70’s comedy hits to what makes this septuagenarian an open and avowed […]

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Michael Grandinetti chats with Matt about everything from his beginnings in magic to being one of the stars of Masters of Illusion. This riveting conversation includes Grandinetti’s thoughts about why magic is finding a resurgence on television, sans camera tricks. This truly is a fantastic discussion on the current state and bright future of the […]

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David Carr is a staple at the Vent Haven Convention as their stage manager for more than 20 years. David Joins Matt at the 2015 VHC to chat about how he (and his son) keeps things moving throughout the hectic 4-day event. Plus, David talks about going pro with his own ventriloquism. [ayssocial_buttons id=”1″]

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