Richard Paul's Biography
At the precocious age of 11, Richard taught himself the art of ventriloquism. At 12, he began to sharpen his performance skill by producing and marketing a weekly neighborhood ventriloquist show in his parent's garage, charging ten cents to get in and twenty five cents to get out. One time he promised one free guppy to all that came to his show. On one occasion he ran out of guppies and a mother threatened to sue Richard if he didn't cough up a guppy.
Richard no longer needs to give away guppies to bring in an audience because he has been making people laugh for a living for over twenty-five years. He has dazzle thousands at festivals, fairs, banquets, corporate and private events with his unprecedented style of ventriloquism and outrageous humor. He has performed in Tokyo, Japan, Harrah's and the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas and has also appeared on Fox News Morning. He was also seen on ABC's Good Morning America, waving through the window.
Richard is an active member of the International Ventriloquist Association, North American Association of Ventriloquist and has received an honorary membership in the Japanese Ventriloquist Association. He is also a member of the National Speakers Association and former board of the director for The National Speakers Association Michigan Chapter. He is a charter member and past President of the Central Macomb Optimist Club.
He is award-winning author and entertainer and has recently he has been named best ventriloquist - in his family ...
Richard Paul's Achievements
Bachelors Degree in Communications and Associates Degree in Marketing.
Founder of Bands Galore Enterprises, Inc., an entertainment and events organization, servicing clients since 1975.
Winner of several "First Place Speaker Awards" from Toastmasters International.
Winner of several "Best Speaker Awards" from Toastmaster International.
Voted "Best Ventriloquist" in his family.
International Platform Association "Speakers Ladder" Finalist.
Recipient of annual advance skill training from the National Speakers Association and NSA Michigan.
Award winning Author "Honorable Mention" Midwest Publishers Association.
Winner of the "Worlds Greatest Dad Trophy" from his children Nicholas, Colin & Jasmine.
Allegan Bridge Festival
American Soy Products
Detroit Underwriters Association
First Night Battle Creek
Ford Motor Company
Gaylord Fraternal Order of Police
Houghton County Fair
Toledo District Libraries
Sterling Heights Parks
Warren Parks and Recreation
Ford Motor Company
Detroit Historical Society
Fish Fly Festival
Mt Clemens Recreation
Northern Michigan State Fair
Japanese Ventriloquist Association
Oceana County Farm Bureau
Michigan State Fair
Michigan State Police
Michigan State University Extension
Michigan Taste Festival
Redford Theatre Richmond Lions
Saginaw State University
Wild Blueberry Festival
Mt Clemens Library
Sterling Heights Library
Jackson County Libraries
Manistee County Libraries
Michigan State University
St. Thomas Lutheran Church
Trenton Summer Festival
Oakland Community Collage
Four Bears Water Park
Grundy County Fair
International Ventriloquist Association
Health Alliance Plan
Richard Paul's Prestigious Memberships
The National Speakers Association - Professional Speakers Association of Michigan - North American Association of Ventriloquists - International Ventriloquist Association - Michigan Touring Arts Central Macomb Optimist Club, Michigan PTA, Michigan Education Association
What Has Been Said About Richard Paul
"Everyone laughed and laughed some more...a truly delightful time for those who attended our annual dinner."
- Debbie Langell Secretary, Marine City Scholarship Foundation.
"I had tears running down my face. You are a gifted entertainer, keep up the good work."
- Mary Fitz, State Farm Insurance
"Everyone is still trying to figure out how you made the voice come from the box."
- Jenny Brown, Agent Benefits Corporation
"You exceeded my expectations and I had pretty high expectations!"
- Jack Pyle, Vice President, Professional Speakers Association of Michigan
"You were a hit at our December Luncheon!"
- Curtis F. Belanney, Senior Account Representative, Wausau Insurance Companies
"You made our entire staff just ROAR WITH LAUGHTER!!!"
Donna L Southwestern, Michigan College
"Your dazzling energy really got the crowd involve."
Nia Murray, Mount Clemens Festival
"Your show was both enriching and enjoyable."
Mike Fantauzzo, WorldTravel BTI
"You were funny and clean."
Kathy Walicki, Promotions and Education Chairperson, Ocean County Farm Bureau