Experience of Brad Cummings
“Everyone had an invisible playmate when they were young, but mine used to talk back…and everyone else was able to hear him.” The ranting of a mad child? Not at all. These are the words of Brad Cummings when asked to describe his early fascination with ventriloquism. A fascination that would lead him to become one of today’s most successful and innovative ventriloquists.
Years of practice paid big dividends for Brad as he grew older. By the late 70’s, he packed his bags (which included his clothes, his toothbrush, and his dummies) and left the humble security of Wellesley, Massachusetts to pursue a career in show business. Soon after his arrival in Hollywood, Brad Cummings became a popular performer at some of L.A.’s most respected Comedy Clubs, including ‘The Improvisation’ and ‘The Ice House’.
The early 80’s gave this now seasoned performer a chance to expand and travel with his much sought after act. He was hired as an opening act for such stars as Dorothy Hamill. In addition to these tours, he also starred in main showroom revues in Lake Tahoe, Reno, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas.
His many television appearances (Evening at the Improv, Comedy on the Road, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Comic Strip Live, The Vicki Show, etc.) have allowed millions of people to witness his ground breaking style of ventriloquism.
Brad Cummings has appeared in commercials for Burger King and Andiamo Luggage, and has been seen on the “Merv Griffin Show,” “Hawaii Big Laff Off,” Finalist in the Los Angeles Stand-up Comedy Competition aired on Showtime, “The L.A. Kid” on CBS, “The New Vaudevillians III” on The Disney Channel, and on FOX’s “Comic Strip Live” and “Comedy Express.”
Performance Style of Brad Cummings
Brad’s flawless technique has been praised by reviewers and peers alike. His act stresses originality and clever approaches to his art whether he’s spoofing a soap opera, thinking out loud, or working with dummies who have personalities quite unlike those of any other creations being seen today. With his innovative approach, unusual characters, and unique presentation, it’s no doubt that he is now a recognizable face in the media.
Because of his breaking with the traditional ventriloquist approach, Brad has become a favorite at corporate meetings and conventions, entertaining such companies as Fujitsu, Toshiba, and even some American sounding companies. As a result of this overwhelming success, Brad Cummings now speaks with the voice of experience… and a good part of the time without even moving his lips! Brad Cummings is the definitive crowd pleaser! No wonder the prestigious SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE called him “one of today’s top ventriloquists”
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Schools, Corporate Events, Comedy Festivals, Casino Events, Charity Events, and Conventions.
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