Clean Comedy Background
Award Winning Ventriloquist
CBS, NBC, ABC, TBN & Disney Cruise Line
Mark Thompson is a popular and highly sought after ventriloquist comedian and one of the funniest Clean Comedy Entertainers and Christian Entertainers in the world. His hilarious sidekicks and audience involvement is loved by all ages. He’s a cool and funny guy who travels with a bunch of dummies.
Over the years Mark has performed for some of the nation’s biggest celebrities, events and organizations such as: Disney Cruise Line, Microsoft, General Motors, Boeing, Venture Bank, Ambassador Gary Locke, Fisher Mills, Evergreen State Fair, Oregon State Fair, Orange County Fair, Maria Shriver-Schwarzenegger, Bob Barker, Gatlin Brothers, McDonald’s, King 5 TV Seattle, Viking Bank, Bill Gaither, AT&T, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Monsanto, Yakima Legends Casino, American West Bank, Washington State Bar Association, Paris Hilton family Christmas Party.
Mark studied music and theater at Azusa Pacific University, working his way through college by performing music and comedy. At Serveral large churches, he served as music director. He also taught high school music and theater classes at two high schools in Southern California. He has been on television over sixty times. While in high school, Mark won the California Rotary Club (Four Way Test) Award for outstanding community service with his ventriloquist act for community events throughout Southern California.
He studied comedy and voice privately with Daws Butler, the voice of most Hanna Barbera cartoon characters (Yogi Bear, Elroy Jetson, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Scuby-Dum, Snagglepuss and dozens of others.) Because Daws believed that Mark had a bright future in entertainment, he was willing to coach him at his private home in Beverly Hills.
A message from Mark:
I have always been inspired and motivated by the great need for clean comedy adult and family entertainment. As a very young man I developed the skill and talent of ventriloquism and comedy while performing 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 form my ability to captivate and entertain all age groups whether of the same age 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.
It has been my lifelong mission to inspire laughter with heart to the entire family. It is a blast to do what I love. And 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 make your event a hilarious and memorable success.
“Our holiday party was a great success, largely due to Mr. Thompson’s exciting and hilarious act. He had our audience laughing hysterically. Mr. Thompson is the best ventriloquist I’ve seen. His expertise in personalizing his act to meet the organization is superior. We will contract him again in the future.”
Patrick D. Redmond, President and CEO, Viking Bank
“Mark was wonderful. He was a pleasure to work with. He is blessed with a talent as a family entertainer to entertain kids and adults at the same time. He is funny and entertaining. We would welcome him back anytime.”
Upward Community Sports Director, Southhaven, MS
“Your performance for our Family Night with about 5,000 people, received the most excited and enthusiastic response of any family entertainer we have ever had. Your humor and joy is contagious.”
Peggy Perkins, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
“His comedic timing was impeccable.”
“In all of my 30 years as an educator and professional in the entertainment business, I have never met a better clean comedy entertainer.”
Dick Gruber, Dean at Valley Forge University