Comedy & Ventriloquism
The David Malmberg Show. Comedy, voice tossing, story telling, and music. A veritable cornucopia of entertainment that will keep your audience talking and laughing for some time to come. The wisecracking antics of the lovable Simon Spencer, America's grouchiest farmer, Leonard Cribble, and the totally clueless Lars Gunderson, provide one sizzling laugh after another.
David Malmberg will give you a show your audience will talk about for weeks. This multi-talented seasoned performer has been the featured entertainment for some of the largest corporations in the country. He has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many top music acts in America including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Merle Haggard, and The Statler Brothers.
Here's the bottom line: When it comes to entertainment, David Malmberg is your best bet. The rave reviews are proof positive this is a laugh filled time for all. At your next meeting, awards banquet or company gala, why not take it to the next level? Have David Malmberg and his merry sidekicks cajole, joke, kid, coax and otherwise tickle your funny bone. If you want to leave 'em laughing, contact us today and book David Malmberg for your next event.
>> Career Highlights
David Malmberg has had entertainment in his blood from the beginning. He remembers clearly the first time he saw a ventriloquist on TV and felt the first surge of desire to learn the art. By the time he was 13, David was practicing voice throwing in the classroom much to the chagrin of his teachers! His parents eventually felt he had potential and purchased for him a professional ventriloquist figure when he was 15. According to David: "It was in those early years that I discovered the exhilaration of live performance."
Later, he went off to serve his country in the United States Navy, continuing his voice throwing antics in boot camp. This eventually caught the attention of his superiors and he was assigned as a DJ to radio stations in the American Forces Radio network in Cuba and Spain. This gave David a platform to continue practicing his craft. Opportunities also arose for him to pursue his academic ambitions. His undergraduate work was in broadcast journalism, and he also holds a Master's degree in Music and a PhD in Philosophy.
After serving his country, David returned to the United States. He thought: "I should get a real job." So he entered the broadcasting business. This began a 20 year successful run as the Operations Director of radio stations K102 and WDGY in Minneapolis. David received many industry awards during this time including being named one of the "Top Ten Program Directors" in America by trade magazine "Inside Radio." Eventually though, the desire to experience live performance resulted in David stepping down from his post in the broadcasting business to pursue a career as an entertainer. David said, "They all thought I was crazy. You know, don't give up your day job sort of thing." Well, crazy or not, David has been crisscrossing the country with his show that features ventriloquism and music. David estimates that he has performed in front of more than a million people in his career. When asked about what drives him, David said, "Well, if you're lucky, you find out your passion in life. For me, it is laughter and music. I have been fortunate enough to do both for a living."
"...the best entertainment we have ever had. There wasn't a dry eye in the house thanks to David and his merry band of dummies."
"We had a fantastic time, David was GREAT!"
-Heart of the North Building Assn.
"...David was one of the most outstanding banquet entertainers we have ever had...my cheeks actually hurt from laughing so hard...I would have to say AWESOME!"
-WI State Telecommunications Assn.
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
In order to give you the best performance possible, David Malmberg provides the following information as a technical rider to his contract:
A stage. A platform or riser is sufficient; however it should be a minimum of 8 x 12 feet.
The stage should also be centered in front of the audience no further than 15-20 feet away from the audience.
Please provide a private dressing room. Unless absolutely necessary, no public restrooms please.
In cases where Mr. Malmberg is staying at a hotel where your event takes place, the hotel room will work.
Performer will provide sound and lights unless other arrangements have been made.
Performer will set up one hour before your event begins (not one hour before show time, but one hour before your event begins.)
Please make sure that the stage is set by this time and that it is free of any equipment (i.e. tables, chairs, podiums, etc.)
Performer will need a power supply near the stage. If an outlet is not within close proximity to the stage, please provide an extension cord.
If your event includes dinner, tables should be cleared before or after the show, not during. The fewer distractions, the better the show!
Thank you for your attention to these details!
>> Sample Introduction
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing David Malmberg to your audience:
"Our featured performer tonight is David Malmberg. David is a ventriloquist, guitarist, singer and author. He performs his show throughout America and has been featured with: Merle Haggard and The Statler Brothers. And now, please welcome: David Malmberg!"
>> Pricing Information
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.