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Joe is one of the most popular family entertainers for all types of kids shows. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, Scout show, Scout Blue and Gold, camp show, library show or just about any other type of young entertainment event, Joe Gandelman & Friends can make it a rousing success.

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Kids Shows in San Diego, CA

Joe and Bill Arlington, the Zombie entertain at a holiday party.

Shows adjusted to each audience and age

Kids’ birthday parties (done for ALL ages from the tiny to teens) all feature Joe’s BIG cast of characters, laughs throughout the show and interactive bits (including the ventriloquism mask). During the show’s final segment kids learn a few ventriloquist and puppetry “secrets” — and some kids even get to become instant ventriloquists! Call today and book Joe for your event!

Here’s what they’re saying about Joe’s kids shows

“WE LOVE JOE! He is funny, personable and a overall a really great guy to be around! So good at what he does and always a pleasure to work with. Definitely would highly recommend him if you want some laughs and great entertainment for any type of event – he can do it all!”

– Urmee M., Irvine, CA

“This guy is funny! He’s kind. Clean. Entertainment for many ages.

We’ve had Joe perform for our programs for years now. And again, just this week. The patents where laughing at the jokes and the kids loved it too! He had the crowd glued to his every move. We love this guy, you will too.”

– Mendy R., San Diego, CA
Joe and John having a little fun!

Joe and John having a little fun!

“Joe Gandelman is one of the funniest, sweetest, most endearing guys you will ever meet. He manages gives good clean wholesome entertainment for kids with his act. And you know what? The guy you see on the stage? That’s mostly the same exact guy in real life. Get to know Joe. Hire Joe. He’ll bring you an awesome experience.”

– Max Dean E., Detroit, MI

“Your performance last Sat at country club was the best my wife and I have ever scene at the Easter program. You kept the attention of the kids and adults and made everyone laugh. Thanks!”

– F.C., La Jolla, CA

“We booked Joe for our Las Vegas night because we wanted the kids to be entertained during the time the parents were busy playing. Joe had the kids and adults laughing and was a great addition to the overall party”

He is a TRUE professional and we would use him again for future parties!

He had many puppets and knew what to do to get a reaction to the group!

Thanks again for being the extra special memory for the families

– Mike P., Chula Vista, CA

“Excellent with kids, we had around 30 kids and some of the kids were being a bit rowdy. But Joe handled them real well and kept entertaining all. He is extremely nice and polite and a real pleasure to deal with.”

– Hamza S., San Diego, CA
“JOE GANDELMAN IS AMAZING! Joe Gandelman did an amazing job at my daughter’s 10th birthday party! He arrived promptly and his communication before the party was superb. Joe made my daughter feel special throughout his performance by giving her the first opportunity to answer questions/volunteer. He also included the other children at the party and allowed them to volunteer and participate. The adults at the party were also thoroughly entertained also and impressed with his talent. His ventriloquism is top notch! He had a variety of high quality puppets that kept us on our toes to see what was coming next!


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Audience participation is a part of what Joe and his BIG cast of characters bring to the party.

Joe did not rush through our party one bit; in fact, Joe offered every child an opportunity to meet/ interact and try a puppet at the end of the show. Joe also spent a good amount of time talking with adults who had questions about what type of puppet to purchase and where.

When you hire an entertainer, it can really make or break your party. If the entertainment is not up to snuff it can change the entire vibe for the day! You will not have this problem when you hire JOE! He is hands down the most talented, professional, and FUNNY comic ventriloquist out there!”

– Chrissy B, Redlands, CA
Joe's famous talking lips at kids shows

A young audience member helps Joe demonstrate the talking lips.

“We had Joe over for my son’s 9th birthday party (it was my son’s one request), Joe was better than I could have imagined!!! He was great at communicating, showed up on time and put on an awesome show!!! He had both the adults and kids laughing. He was great at the end to let each kid try it out and coached each of them on how to improve. He gave useful hints and tricks. Right after Joe left my son said I want him back for my 10th birthday party. I just might bring him back he was that good!”
– Nicole S., San Diego, CA
“Joe entertained at our Halloween party. We all loved him. Our ages ranged from 7 to 71 and Joe engaged all of us with his humor. He’s a very funny guy and a talented ventriloquist. Joe is very professional, he phoned the day of our event confirming the time and arriving on time. Joe is truly amazing. We are still talking about the laughter and great time he gave us. Five stars are not enough, we give him 10!”
– Mary P., Yorba Linda, CA
“This guy is funny! He’s kind. Clean. Entertainment for many ages. We’ve had Joe perform for our programs for years now. And again, just this week. The parents were laughing at the jokes and the kids loved it too! He had the crowd glued to his every move.”
– Chabad of Poway, Poway, CA
“Wow! Thank you for such a FUN event. The kids and adults had a good time and laughed a lot. We will have you back.”
– Murrieta Ranch Pre-School, Murrieta, CA
“I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for making our kids birthday party such a big success! Competing with an Astro Jump is no easy feat! All of the kids were AMAZED and talked about you and your friends LONG after you were gone!”
– P. Haberkern, San Diego, CA
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Ash and Joe perform for their fans

“Do you realize that there were 16 boys between ages 8 to 11 and you managed to keep them ALL fascinated? My friend, the mother of one of the boys, couldn’t t stay away. She came for the entire performance and said it was the best entertainment for adults mixed with kids that she ever saw.”
– L. Kozub, San Diego, CA
“We had ages 3 to 70 and the show was so wonderful. You have a great sense of humor — and your dummies do, too! You were very enthusiastic and were able to include the children in your show. A wonderful performance!”
– M Holm, Salt Lake City, Utah

Samplings of feedback from Joe’s corporate shows for kids

“The children had a wonderful time and even some considered hard to please could not resist the urge to laugh and became just as involved as the others!”
– P. Haberkern, San Diego, CA
“It was a GREAT time! Adults were entertained as well as the children!”
– The Austin Company, Irvine, CA, on a kids Christmas show
“Joe Gandelman has performed his comic ventriloquism act at our last two Christmas celebrations. The comments we hear from the audience are such things as: “I’ve never heard my child laugh so loud,” “My child was fascinated,” “My child was completely focused on the act.”
– Property Manager, River Village, Bonsall, CA

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