This awesome video from the show “Britain’s Got Talent” is a classic example of the fact that it is far more important to be an entertainer, than worry about how well you can talk without moving your lips or about how much people can see your lips move.
This is classic proof that the audience really doesn’t care if you can “throw your voice” or not. You will see that the artist is not really a ventriloquist. He doesn’t even attempt to be a ventriloquist. He doesn’t make the monkey talk, doesn’t have a witty script, nothing!
All he has is sheer timing, a great setup, basic puppet manipulation skills, but most importantly, the ability to make it all come together in a funny, entertaining way.
Yes, you can learn how to be a ventriloquist – it is dead easy.
But no, you can’t learn how to be a great entertainer.