BellyTalker, The Life and Times of a Ventriloquist by David Malmberg

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BellyTalker, The Life and Times of a Ventriloquist by David Malmberg

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BellyTalker is the english translation of the latin ‘Ventriloquus,’ or Ventriloquist. Vaudeville died in the early 1930s and many thought ventriloquism was dead as well. Not so. Today there are many unknown variety acts who crisscross the country performing for business, cooperatives and other private organizations. David Malmberg is part of this group of modern vaudevillians who, famous or not, understand that the laughter created at an annual meeting, a fair, a library or corporate dinner is just as valid as the laughter created in a Las Vegas showroom where one’s name is up in lights. BellyTalker is a memoir of David’s experiences on the road as a performing ventriloquist. Not only will this book make you laugh, but its nostalgic poignancy will cause you to reflect on this world of ‘under the radar’ performers quietly bringing laughter and joy to untold thousands every year in America. It is a great read.