Christian Comedy Background

Award Winning Ventriloquist

Seen on CBS, NBC, ABC and TBN

Mark Thompson has been successfully delivering God’s message of love, devotion and forgiveness for 20 plus years with his incredible gifts of ventriloquism, song and comedic puppetry. With the help of his endearing puppet friends, Red, Kirby and Crackers and his unique approach to audience participation, he creates a vibrant show that is robust with music, laughter and most importantly the Gospel. His special ability to entertain in a wholesome, Christian light always uplifts audiences of all ages to new heights of understanding God’s love.

Ministry Experience

Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, Azusa Pacific University, Oral Roberts University, Nashville CityFest, San Diego CityFest, Seattle City Fest, Portland RiverFest, Houston CityFest with Lakewood Church, Cruise with Willow Creek Church, Saddleback Community Church, Church On the Move, Spirit West Coast, Crystal Cathedral, Bellevue Church, Fort Lauderdale BeachFest, Prestonwood Baptist Calvary, Chapel Costa Mesa, Creation Festivals East and West Coast, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, Ichthus Festival, Second Baptist Church Houston

“Mark’s Act is the most brilliant I’ve seen.”

Rob Evans, Gold record and Dove award winner

Celebrity Collaborations

Luis Palau, Josh McDowell, Jan &Paul Crouch, Gatlin Brothers, Jack Hayford, Bill Smiley , Chuck Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chuck Swindoll, Bill Gaither, Harry Thomas, Dino, Focus on the Family, Janna Alayra, News Boys, Steven James, Rob Biagi, Craig Jutilla, Willie Aames, Jim Wideman, Sue Miller, Dennis Swanberg, Paris Hilton family Christmas Party

 

A Message from Mark:

I have always been inspired by the great need for clean adult and family entertainment. As a very young man, I developed the skill and talent of ventriloquism and comedy while perfuming shows around town in Southern California. It all began when I was 6 years old. I pulled my puppets around the neighborhood in a little red wagon asking people house to house if they wanted a puppet show. The joy that overtook them became contagious and inspired me. I didn’t make the choice to go into this business…the choice was made for me. I just followed my calling. Throughout the years, I have received thousands of invitations and have performed over 3,000 live shows including over 60 times on television. The popularity of my act comes from my ability to captivate and entertain all age groups whether of the same ago or various ages together. My show is not only entertaining and hilarious, but when requested, it is also educational and inspirational.

I create and tailor my shows for each individual event. For various special events, my act is simply entertainment and fun. While for other shows, my comedy communicates life lessons with a Christian biblical foundation. For over twenty years I have been an ordained minister.

It has been my lifelong mission to inspire laughter with heart for the entire family. It is a blast to do what I love. And I love seeing people surrender their lives to our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. My lifelong dream has been to be a part of this mission. Even as a young child, God put the desire in my heart to be a minister. I answer his calling, and as a result have been in full time ministry since I was twenty years of age. I would be thrilled to bring my experience and passion to your event. Please give me a call or send me an email so that we can discuss how my little buddies and I can help you make your event a hilarious and memorable success.

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Testimonials

Josh McDowell says, “Mark has the most intriguing abilities to communicate to all age groups that I have ever seen.”

Luis Palau, World Evangelist says, “Mark’s ability to communicate the Gospel message with clarity and passion at our festivals, for over eight years, has helped lead thousands of people to Christ.”

“Your performance for our Family Night (about 5000 people) received the most excited and enthusiastic response of any performer we have had. It was more than just wonderful talent and fun-filled performances that captivated children and adults alike-it was your obvious joy in the Lord and the way you weave spiritual truths through all the music and the shenanigans of your delightful puppets.” Peggy Perkins, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Audience Participation

From Luis Palau Festivals with 60,000 in attendance to Creation Festivals with 80,000 in attendance to Second Baptist Church in Houston with 47,000 members, to Prestonwood Baptist with 31,000 members, Mark is in demand and is invited for return performances by the nation’s largest events and churches.

As a featured artist at the International Children’s Pastor’s Conference, the keynote speaker for Christian Education Conferences, headliner at Festivals with tens of thousands in attendance, family church events or the guest speaker at an Upward Sports Awards Celebration, Mark ministers with a passion to serve Christ.

Background

Since the tender age of 6 years old, Mark has been answering God’s call with his innate love of music, puppetry and entertaining. Heeding this call to service Mark attended Azusa Pacific University studying Music and Theater to prepare himself for a lifetime of spreading God’s love to the world! Early in his career, Mark became an ordained Minister and thereafter focused on youth orientated education serving as a Music Pastor, a Children’s Pastor and a high school teacher in regional churches and high schools from California to Washington. After studying under the personal tutelage of the great Daws Butler (the genius voicing behind the great Hanna Barbera characters like Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, Huckleberry Hound) he was encouraged to pursue a career in Christian Entertainment. Drawing from his education, his experience as a Christian teacher, and his love for making people laugh, he spent years of perfecting his craft of comedic ventriloquism and puppetry which has resulted in the dynamic Christian presentation known as the “Mark Thompson Show.”

Mark has been featured at the International Festival of Puppetry and Ventriloquism as one of the world’s leading ventriloquists and comedy entertainers.

Testimonials

“The presentation you put on was very high energy from beginning to end” AT&T

“Count me in as one of your fans!” Taylor Mason, Ventriloquist Entertianer

“You are so multitalented and amazing.” Mary Rice Hopkins, Singer/Songwriter, Montrose, CA

“Our entire family loves your videos and CD’s.” Chris Thomason, VP Integrity Music

” I have fond memories of your work at our church and for our camping program. Marilee and I are very proud of you as you have obviously followed the wonderful path God has for your life. Please know I will be happy to recommend you.” Paul Risser, President, International Church of Foursquare Gospel

“You are the best ventriloquist we have ever seen. Your puppets have wonderfully defined character. Your presentation is very professional and creative.” Steve and Cora Ally, Biola University, Fullerton, CA

“You were very perceptive about your audience and your professionalism as an artist is truly apparent.” Microsoft

Dick Gruber, Dean Valley Forge Christian College says, “In all of my 30 years of ministry, I have never met a better entertainer.”

“Mark is a great entertainer and loves the Lord.” Rev. Dr. Harry L. Thomas Jr., Co-Founder, Director Creations Festivals (with attendance of 100,000 yearly)

“We at Gospel Light want to thank you for your presentation in the Family Worship Service at the Christian Booksellers Convention in Atlanta. We received many words of appreciation for your program and I wanted to pass them to you.” Bill Greg III, President, Gospel Light, Ventura, CA

“Mark, you are the best ventriloquist I have ever seen. Our kids, Wendy and I love your videos. THanks for being a great friend to our family.” Andy Holmes, Creator of Gerbert, Nashville, TN

“It is very rare to find someone who can hold the attention of 2 year olds through 6th graders and adults for 1 hour. Not only is Mark strong Biblically, but he is fun, fast paced and very creative.” Maureen Keirnes, Timberlake Christian, Redmond, WA

“Mark was excellent. Great with our families. He kept them laughing the whole time. But more importantly he kept them interested in the gospel that he used throughout his presentation. For directors – Mark was extremely easy to work with. Don’t hesitate to book.” McCarthy Baptist Church, St. Joseph, MO

 

Mark is also a gifted singer, musician, songwriter, and worship leader