Richard Paul - That Funny Puppet Guy

Richard Paul's Biography

PAST:  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 award-winning author and entertainer and has recently he has been named best ventriloquist - in his family…



"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


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