When Mark was eight years old in Atlanta, Georgia, his parents were so concerned with his tendency to talk to himself they had him examined for multiple personality disorder.
That same talking to himself, without moving his lips, has taken him around the world, paid for his home, and introduced Mark to his wife of 30 years.
Atlantic City Magazine awarded him “Best Variety Act” for his performance.
Mark tells great stories about OJ Simpson, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Buzz Aldrin, George Burns and more. We talk about political correctness, working the cruise market AND working in Vegas Casinos.
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Here’s what’s on this Podcast
- [2:06] Ventriloquism… Mark’s super power (and how he used it for high school high-jinks)
- [7:41] Magic & ventriloquism
- [9:30] Mark’s first cruise job
- [11:22] Political correctness
- [30:00] Working cruises & casinos
- [31:25] George Burns
- [33:50] Fact or Something John just made up
- [47:00] Performer horror story
- [54:15] Advice for the beginner
- [55:25] Advice for the working pro
- Website: www.MarkMerchant.com
- Email: Mark@MarkMerchant.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkMerchant
- YouTube: Meet Mark Merchant
- Phone for coaching: (770) 595-9202