Magic AND Ventriloquism?! OH YES!
TV Credits: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season 13 NBC, HOUSTON LIFE. Southern Gospel Praise, Keys for Kiddos, Fox 26 News.
I am the Ventriloquist at the Texas Renaissance Festival and Dickens on the Strand!
Whether it's a school show, a corporate event for companies, libraries, Churches, or any event where kids and families have fun, Phil delivers a great time for all! My shows are completely self-contained. I have my own sound system, tables, props and even a high end backdrop, which transforms any venue into a professional stage area. My costumes, figures, props, and magic illusions are of the highest quality, so your audiences will be thrilled.
Phil did a great job entertaining some unruly 5 and 6 year olds! Well prepared and funny!
Phil entertained both children & adults as he dealt mostly with the children to the delight of the adults. Great ventriloquest with a good attitude, & I was especially appreciative of his kind spirit & politeness. Very easy to work with & has his own setup, and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend him.
When Phil arrived, not only was he extremely courteous and professional, he was a true joy from the very start!! The backdrop and setup was wonderful! The quality of the show, from his props, to timing, and perfectly quick wit in the ventriloqy was spot on—Truly TOP-NOTCH QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT! He entertained a crowd of 200 people that ranged in age from 2 years old to 92! Everyone, and I mean everyone enjoyed the remarkable performance from start to finish!! We will definitely be using Phil in the future and greatly look forward to following his accomplishments as he moves back in to the TV scene!! Thanks again, Phil! You are awesome and were a true blessing to us!!
We enjoyed the presentation, super punctual, very professional, the kids loved it, they were completely fascinated, my daughter especially loves Ventriloquist, loved it, and very attentive.
Mr. Phil Nichols exceeded my expectations in entertaining my daughter’s birthday party with kids ranging from 1-16 years old. Hire Mr. Nichols now, your guests will be impressed!! His rate is affordable too!
This entertainer was fantastic! We booked him on short notice for our cub scout event and he was awesome. He worked us in to a very busy schedule and had kids and parents laughing the whole time.
His pricing was extremely reasonable and our families all loved the show. I would definitely book this person again or recommend him out to others.
OH how fun! We had a Friendsgiving event with lots of kiddos and Mr. Nichols was very interactive and entertaining to them! Wonderful set up with great props and even a great backdrop curtain and colorful outfits! High quality sound system and entertainment and the kiddos loved him. Thanks so much Mr. Phil! We truly appreciate you coming out to the ranch to put on a great show!
Response from Magician/Ventriloquist Phil Nichols:
It was so much fun entertaining for you all! Thank you so much for the kind review and having us out!
Mr. Nichols did a guest lecture for the Students at the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance. He gave amazing insight into the art of Ventriloquism, its history and techniques and introduced them to the art of making his performance partners. He gave an entertaining and informative performance/ lecture that was engaging and thought provoking. The students learned a whole new area of performance that will enhance their studies. Thank you Phil for sharing your knowledge and insight with the future performers and artisans.
At the final rehearsal of the live Keys For Kiddos Television Happiness Show at a local church, one could call this Director anything but Happy from the application of Murphy's Law, (anything that could go wrong, did). Had it not been the work of our Lord working through the talents of Phil Nichols and his professionalism, the show itself would have been a disaster. The audience, comprised of adults and children were lifted by the messages conveyed through song, dance and skits. It's amazing what we humans are willing to learn from "Dummies".
Mr. Phil bills himself as a celebrated Ventriloquist, and he is right to do so! He is a fantastic performer, puppeteer and master of the ventriloquial (yes, that's an actual word) art!
His show was the highlight of my New Year's Eve event! He tailored his material to be specific to my event and guests. It was a riot! He did so many illusions and specialty tricks in addition to the comedy routines with his puppets! It was a lot of bang for the buck!
I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Phil or use him again!
Price Range: contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
AMERICAS' GOT TALENT Season 13 NBC TV
Houston Life KPRC Channel 2 Houston TX
Fox 26 News
Southern Gospel Praise for UA Network (Dallas TX)
Keys for Kiddos ( Ventriloquist for 3 seasons) Keys Media/KUBE TV
Kids from 8 to 80 are loving Phil Nichols' VENTRILO-MAGIC SHOW! A Branson style show delivered right to your event!
VENTRILO-MAGIC SHOW is NOW BOOKING! An equal blend of Classical Parlor Magic and Ventriloquism that delights all audiences from Cub Scouts to Assisted Living Centers this show has played well and is a fun time for all!
GOSPEL VENTRILO-MAGIC SHOW is NOW BOOKING! Perfect for Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Church Camp.
CLASSICAL VENTRILOQUIST SHOW. Good for all audiences and plays very well for 55+ groups.
KIDS SHOW is geared towards kids humor this show is a mix of Ventriloquism, audience participation and magic.
Phil's Shows are perfect for all audience groups from Cruise Ships to Corporate Events, Private Parties to School and Scout Banquets, and Church shows.
Phil Nichols has been practicing the art of ventriloquism for over 40 years. He was a student of the late great ventriloquist master Edgar Bergen, and carries on his tradition of creating great entertainment, humor and showmanship within this timeless art. In 2016 Mr. Phil was inducted into the Vent Haven Museum's wall of Fame Gallery. The Vent Haven is located in Ft. Mitchell Kentucky and is the world's only museum devoted to the preservation of the Art of Ventriloquism.
Additional Booking Notes
I travel with my own Sound System, Stand up Banners and Stage Backdrop.
If it is possible a spot light is welcome.
Preferred audience seating should be no closer than 10 feet from my set up.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 08, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party|
Past Booked Events
|October 18, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Corporate Event|
|September 23, 2018–November 25, 2018 • 8:00am - 9:00pm||Texas Renaissance Festival|
|September 22, 2018 • 8:30am - 9:00pm||Texas Renaissance Festival|
|September 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 31, 2018–September 03, 2018 • 8:00am - 12:00am||TAOM Convention|
|August 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 11, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Casino Night|
|August 02, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 29, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 16, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Retirement Community Show|
|July 04, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Retirement Community Show|
|June 28, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Summer Camp|
|June 27, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Retirement Community Show|
|June 26, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Day Care Show|
|June 25, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Kids Birthday Party|
|June 09, 2018 • 12:00am - 1:00pm||Corporate Luncheon|
|June 07, 2018 • 12:15pm - 12:45pm||Community Event|
|May 25, 2018–May 27, 2018 • 8:00am - 8:00pm||Comicpalooza|
|May 23, 2018–May 24, 2018 • 11:30pm - 12:00am||Graduation|
|May 12, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 05, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Prom|
|April 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Senior Living Event|
|April 08, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Birthday Party|
|April 07, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 24, 2018 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Bardfest|
|March 21, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Assisted Living Center Show|
|March 17, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 04, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm||Fundraiser|
|February 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 24, 2018 • 12:30pm - 4:30pm||Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ Cook Off|
|February 15, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Festival|
|January 30, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||School Assembly Show|
|December 20, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Assisted Living Center Holiday Show|
|November 11, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|November 10, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Bennefit at The House of Blues|
|October 21, 2017 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Fall Festival|
|September 20, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Assisted Living Center Show|
|August 18, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Kids Birthday Party|
|August 16, 2017 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Kids Birthday party|
|August 15, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Kids Birthday Party|
|August 12, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Kids Birthday Party|
|July 28, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Show|
|June 25, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Knights of Columbus Family Picnic|
|June 24, 2017 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Event at Memorial City Mall|
|June 22, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Community Center Kids Show|
|June 17, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Show|
|June 07, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||School Assembly|
|June 02, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||School Assembly|
|June 01, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||House of Blues Fundraiser|
|May 13, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Firs Communion Celebration|
|April 16, 2017 • 9:30am - 10:15am||Easter Service Performance|
|April 08, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Birthday Party Show|
|March 18, 2017 • 9:30pm - 10:00pm||Sweet 16 Party|
|March 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Cirque HOU at Joke Joint Comedy Showcase|
|February 19, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Houston Magic Banquet|
|February 15, 2017 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||HISD Bennefit Show|
|February 10, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Cirque HOU Valentine Variety show at Numbers|
|January 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bennefit Show|
|December 16, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Christmas party|
|December 13, 2016 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Private Party|
|November 01, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Ronald McDonald House|
|October 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Cirque HOU|
|September 13, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Magnum-Howell Center Luncheon|
|July 13, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Ventriloquist Convention|
|March 08, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Doss Senior Center-- Houston Texas-- Red Hatter's Luncheon|
|February 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Houston Texas-- Private Birthday Party|
Audience Tester-- (Kid Show)
Novelty Ventriloquism-- Voice in a Bottle
Magic-- stiff rope ( Kids Show)
Meet Corky the Cowboy
Testimony-- (Adult Gospel Show)
Magic-- Change silk (Kids Show)
Meet Molasses the Un-Magical Rabbit--
Magic Guess the card ( Kids Show)
Novelty Ventriloquism-- Magic Drawing Board
Aunt Banny Hen-- The foul fowl
Magic-- Mismatched Silks ( Kid Show)
Human Dummy-- Audience Participation
Meet Bosworth the Crow-- Finale
Closing Prayer for Gospel shows.
|Phil Nichols||Celebrated Ventriloquist|
|Bosworth||Little Crow with an old Southern Soul|
|Corky O' Nelson||Wisecracking Cowboy|
|Molasses||The Un-Magical Rabbit|
|Voice||In the Bottle|
|Audience Member||Human Dummy|
|Talking Nutcracker||Holiday Shows only|
|Talking Present||Birthday or Christmas|
|Aunt Banny Hen||A foul fowl.|
|Melissa Nichols||Technical Support|
Influences & Inspiration
Edgar Bergen was my mentor. I am also influenced by the works of "The Great" Lester, Max Terhune, Mark Wade, Jay Johnson, and Jimmy Nelson. Magical influences Whit Hadyn, Jeff McBride, Lance Burton, The Great Randi.
Follow Spot if available
Audience seating should be at least 10 feet from the stage.
Electrical outlet to plug my PA system in.