I'm No Dummy
This whimsical and insightful documentary about ventriloquism examines and dissects the world of "venting", illustrating that this perceived novelty act is truly an extraordinary art form. Featuring veteran ventriloquists, Tony Award winner Jay Johnson of sitcom SOAP fame, two- time Comedian of the Year Jeff Dunham, Campus Entertainer of the Year Lynn Trefzger, and highly regarded vent historian Tom Ladshaw, the film allows a rare glimpse into the humorous delight and creative invention involved in how ventriloquists do what they do. The skill and influence of legendary ventriloquists Edgar Bergen, Jimmy Nelson, Senor Wences and Paul Winchell are also showcased. It harkens back to a simpler time, at least technologically. A time when the only way something inanimate could speak was read morethrough a human voice and not a computer chip, and brings to light that everyone has an inner puppet.