Type of Performer
David Pendleton’s flawless technique as a ventriloquist sets him apart from just about any other ventriloquist you have ever seen. He will not only amaze you with his ability to make you believe that anything can talk, but his comedy act will also keep you laughing from start to finish.
David started learning the art of ventriloquism when he was just six years old. “On my sixth birthday my grandparents bought me a toy Charley McCarthy dummy,” David recalls. “My grandmother was clever enough to include with the gift a record made by Jimmy Nelson called Instant Ventriloquism. As it turns out, that record is probably responsible for teaching a whole new generation of ventriloquists the craft. Most of the working ventriloquists that I know in my general age range learned ventriloquism from listening to that record.”
By the age of eight David performed for the first time on a “real stage” for a “real audience” in a junior talent show. “I can still remember sitting on the stage waiting for the curtain to open after I was introduced—I thought having the curtain open in front of me was so cool!” David remembers. Since that first curtain opening David has appeared on literally hundreds of stages from coast to coast and even around the world.
David and his wife Lynda currently live in Fishers, Indiana. He grew up in the small town of Urbana, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in telecommunications. During his college years he landed a job performing daily at the theme park King’s Island near Cincinnati, Ohio. It was at that time that he began to consider being an entertainer as a career. David reflects, “there is something about doing your show every day, five or six times a day that really helped you develop your craft.” He was obviously good at what he did, as he was asked to come back year after year.
Now David regularly performs for sold-out crowds at the Blue Gate Theater and Restaurant in his home state of Indiana.
He has been invited back again and again to perform on conference cruises with Chuck Swindoll, David Jeremiah, Charles Stanley, and Bill & Gloria Gaither. He one of the featured comedians on Bananas, a syndicated comedy television show, and is an audience favorite as one of the comedy acts featured in the production show One playing at the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC. He has also performed for numerous corporate functions, fund raisers, and performing arts theaters across the country.
David brings to his show a cast of comedic characters including lovable but blunt Aunt Tilly, a 94 year-old spinster; the classic quick-witted trouble maker, Mack Elroy; the dopey yet adorable hound dog, Buford; and the slightly misguided albino vulture, Vern. Of course no show would be complete without a few surprise appearances from members of the audience as well!
Whether you’re eight or eighty, cruising or schmoozing, this seasoned professional, in-demand comedian, and top-of- his-class expert ventriloquist will keep you in stitches. David Pendleton’s high-quality, family-friendly humor has mesmerized audiences the world over.
He has been invited back again and again to perform on conference cruises with Chuck Swindoll, David Jeremiah, Charles Stanley, and Bill & Gloria Gaither.
Whether you’re eight or eighty, this seasoned professional, in-demand comedian, and top-of- his-class expert ventriloquist will keep you in stitches.