Jeff: I still look to Edgar Bergen as the true example of the way you're supposed to succeed as a ventriloquist. He concentrated mainly on the humor of the joke and the routine rather than on the technique. He had been spoiled by being on the radio. He didn't care if anyone saw his lips move he just wanted to make sure everyone understood what the dummies, Charlie and Mortimere, were saying. But, even though technically he wasn't very good in later years, he was funnier than anybody. The jokes were great. And through the voices, he created, he could bring his puppets to life. That was what was most important, that's why people loved him… because he made them laugh.