At the 2014 Vent Haven ConVENTion, I sat down with the legend, Willie Tyler for a personal interview for the International Ventriloquist Society. This is a short clip from the introduction and includes some interaction with Lester. Willie decided he wanted Lester to take part in the interview. To say I was excited is an understatement!
As a kid growing up in the 1970’s, I saw Willie and Lester on television. Lester was also made by Madeline Maher, making him a very valuable piece of ventriloquism’s history. Getting to watch the interaction between Willie and Lester first hand was a treat. Viewers will get to be the fly on the wall – and I encourage everyone to study the relationship Willie has with Lester in the video.
To see the entire interview, you have to be a member of the International Ventriloquist Society. Just click this link and go join now if you are not a member. For $35 a year, you get access to the IVS Spotlights, which publish six times a year. The content can’t be found anywhere else on the Internet. You’ll be a part of ventriloquism’s only organization! The IVS includes members like Jeff Dunham, Jay Johnson, Terry Fator, Willie Tyler and many others.
The October issue of the IVS Spotlight releases on October 15th and features the entire Willie Tyler interview. Join now so you don’t miss a moment!
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