WE DO ALOT OF FUN STUFF! Ventriloquism and Puppets! Magic! Clowns! Balloon Sculpting! Juggling! Comedy! Pirate Show! Renaissance Show! School Shows! Birthday Shows! Fairs! Festivals! Carnivals!
I am the King's Ventriloquist at the Texas Renaissance Festival in the Children's Area. I have been on Tv many times. TV Credits: CW39 News Fix Morning Dose program, America's Got Talent Season 13 NBC, Houston Life KPRC TV. Southern Gospel Praise, Keys for Kiddos, Fox 26 News.
This was the first time we hired Phil for our annual community carnival. Phil was great at communication before and after the event. He showed up ahead of his time to prepare for the show. Very organized and prompt.
As for the show, it was really great. The kids loved it, were engaged and had so much fun. I would strongly recommend Phil for your kids parties, community festivals, etc.
Phil, again you have done an awesome job of entertaining our 260 Mothers, Daughters and Sisters from the ages of 6-85 for our 29th Annual Mother Daughter Banquet on Saturday. They loved the new characters, magic and your interaction on stage with our guests. You are Blessed to be a Blessing!
The show was amazing and all the children were engaged! The interactive parts were the best! I'm an educator and I was so amazed at the learning that took place along with the entertainment. The adults were complimenting the show long after out carnival themed party had ended.
Kids had a great time
Magical moment, awesome experiance.
Phil performed at a luncheon for widows and widower at Sharpstown Baptist Church. Everyone enjoyed his performance, especially the end when he turned our pastor into a puppet. I received many compliments following the event saying that the luncheon, including the entertainment, was great. The entire event was a great success.
We had Mr. Phill and his assistant yesterday for my son’s 7th birthday. Mr. Phill did a fantastic job. Not only kids but also all adults had great fun. He’s truly great entertainer and the best is, he performed with heart. We agreed only one hour for the show but when everyone is locked in with him, he performed more than what we expected.
Thanks again for coming to my son’s party.
We were so lucky to get Phil and his assistant at my daughter's 9th birthday party. He was everything I hoped for, and more. He is a true entertainer in the old-fashioned sense, and a professional through and through. We laughed, we were amazed, we were dazzled. The illusions, the banter, and the ventriloquism were all top rate. He can handle rowdy kids in a spontaneous and funny way. This was a show no one will ever forget. Thank you Phil!
everyone had a great time! my 3-yr-old kept saying he wants "to go to another party" when i put him to bed last night after the magic show, and even my husband said he had a great time!
Phil was very professional and so accommodating to our requests. Well worth, Would definitely hire him again. Thank you Phil!
We’ve invited Phil to our company Family Event , needless to say our tow halls are not equipped with anything entertaining , but Phil has everything with him; within a few monitored he had a stage set up with background and all other things to make you feel you’re at the theatre/ show place. And certainly the performance itself has attracted kids if various ages and parents too; It was amazing ! Everyone shared how great the show was when we were back at work on Monday ! Thank you Phil for bringing lots of fun to our event!
Great job and the kids enjoyed it
Seriously! This was an amazing event for us! Phil contacted us well before the event to touch base and even let us know that he was on his way the morning of the event! Great communication. He and his Wing Nut arrived ahead of time to set up and to ensure everything was ready to go. Phil was engaging and entertaining - he involved the children at every opportunity. Our Shyest student participated and even bowed at the end! He ensured that he knew what the students were learning about (Puppets) and made sure to incorporate this information into his performance. Thank you, Phil and Wing Nut! This will keep the kids talking for days!!
It is rare to have such a collection of talent in one show. But Phil pulled it off and the kids had an absolute blast! Even the parents enjoyed all the entertainment. We would hire Phil and Wing Nut again...and again.
Great party. Kids enjoyed it very much. Lots of fun and laughter.
Phil was professional and arrived on time. Very skilled ventriloquist with several puppets in the show. Performed for a nurses week dinner at my hospital.
We invited magician and ventriloquist Phil Nichols to our elementary school’s “end of the year” celebration. He did an amazing job for our event. Not only the students loved him but he kept the parents’ attention as well. Since it was a PTA-funded event, we needed someone to fit our budget and Mr Nichols is very reasonably priced. Highly recommended!!!
Perfect show for kids and adults, excellent performance and service overall ... highly recommended
Phil was great, we had an audience of different ages and everyone loved him. He mingled with everyone with the audience in small groups and then did 1 big show and it was amazing. We will definitely hire him again for another event.
This was the best gospel magic show ever! Phil did an outstanding job entertaining our kids. We enjoyed the way he incorporated the message of God's love and doing his will into the show at a level the kid's could understand. Highly recommend him for children's church!!
Mr. Nichols was very professional and had a great show that was enjoyed by kids And adults! Very impressive magic tricks and ventriloquism. He and his assistant are very friendly and I would recommend them to anyone!
Mr. Nichols kept the children on task and entertained the whole time. They loved the whole show!!
Phil did an amazing job. All adults and kids enjoyed his show.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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/Clown 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!
What to Expect
Award Winning Entertainment!
CW39 Morning Dose TV Program
America's 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
King's Ventriloquist at the Texas Renaissance Festival
Queen's Ventriloquist at Dickens on the Strand Galveston
Recognized as one of the top Ventriloquists in the Southwest USA in 2018.
Winner of the Tudor Rose Award for Performer of the Day at The Texas Renaissance Festival 2019
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's Clown Character OTTO is always warmly welcomed by young and old, even people who are "afraid of clowns" have loved meeting his clown and enjoyed his shows. He performs with his sister Clown WINGNUT.
Phil Nichols has been practicing the art of ventriloquism for over 45 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. In 2018 Phil was recognized internationally as one of the top ventriloquists in the Southwest USA. He has won numerous awards most recently the coveted Tudor Rose Award for Performer of the Day November 16, 2019 from The Texas Renaissance Festival.
Phil's Magic is a mix of new and old classics. Audiences of all ages enjoy his magic and are always thrilled when he makes it happen in their own hands right before their eyes.
Phil's prices are very reasonable for what he has in his shows.
Additional Booking Notes
I travel with my own Sound System, and everything I need to entertain.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 07, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|August 08, 2021 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|July 24, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Festival|
|September 12, 2020 • 8:30pm - 9:15pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 12, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|May 19, 2020 • 8:00am - 2:30pm||Campus Event|
|March 11, 2020 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Campus Event|
|March 07, 2020 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 15, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Religious Celebration|
|February 09, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|January 12, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|January 11, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 08, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Christmas Party|
|October 01, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||House Party|
|September 28, 2019 • 9:00am - 9:00pm||Texas Renaissance Festival|
|August 16, 2019 • 9:30am - 10:30am||Camp Event|
|August 15, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|August 02, 2019 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||House Party|
|July 12, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||School Assembly|
|July 06, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 02, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Camp Event|
|June 30, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 26, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Library Show|
|June 13, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||School Assembly|
|June 07, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Camp Event|
|June 01, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 23, 2019 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm||School Assembly|
|May 12, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:00pm||Comicpalooza|
|May 11, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Graduation|
|May 11, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:00pm||Comicpalooza|
|May 10, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:00pm||Comicpalooza|
|May 08, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 03, 2019 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||School Assembly|
|May 01, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Community Event|
|April 27, 2019 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Baby Shower|
|April 20, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Easter community Event|
|April 19, 2019 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|April 13, 2019 • 11:45am - 12:30pm||Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet|
|March 31, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|March 14, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Camp Event|
|March 12, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Holiday Party|
|March 06, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|February 24, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 23, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 23, 2019 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm||Christmas Party|
|December 08, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party|
|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|
|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.