On Thursday April 24, I happened to see at show at the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Oakwoods were the stars of the show, but as an added benefit four ventriloquists appeared. All were good, but Mark Merchant was a stand-out! He appeared with an American Eagle puppet with a slight secret and just got laugh after laugh for his six minutes on stage.How Mark drank a glass of wine while the puppet sang was amazing.
Hope to see this performer again and book him for my company party. His salute to this father a world war 2 vet in the audience was sincere and showed the first class nature of Mark Merchant.