The ventriloquist who teaches Yiddish

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Jonathan Geffner and his puppet partners have enchanted audiences of all ages and sizes throughout the USA and beyond. They have appeared on the nationally seen television programs: Late Night (NBC), Hour Magazine (FOX), The Joe Franklin Show (WOR), Dialogue (ABC) and KTV (CNBC). Jonathan has also appeared on numerous cable TV programs, and has been featured on ABC-TV News and News-12 Long Island. National TV audiences have also seen Jonathan and Friends in several anti-drug PSAs. Their award-winning videos have been seen in thousands of schools across the country.

Jonathan is widely acclaimed for his mesmerizing, hilarious venriloquist shows for a wide variety of audiences, including kids/family/adult events and corporate entertainment. He was the ventriloquist consultant for the 2013 Tina Fey movie, Admission, teaching Tina’s co-star, Nat Wolff, how to play a ventriloquist for his role in the movie.

Excerpts from a show for all ages

Excerpts from a summer camp show

Jonathan is renowned for his unique shows for Jewish audiences. Fluent in Yiddish and fairly fluent in Hebrew, Jonathan’s shows include “Maccabee Mishegoss” for Hanukah, “Megillah Mishegoss” for Purim, and “Mish Mash” for any other Jewish (or non-Jewish) event or occasion, including fundraisers, summer camps, sisterhoods, brotherhoods, bar/bat-mitzahs, sheva brochos, and more…

Excerpts from a show for a Jewish audience

Excerpts from a show in Yiddish

A one minute promo for the Jewish Children’s Museum, Brooklyn NY 

A special Purim program on Shalom TV

Jonathan’s new web series, Trillo & Suede, is now on YouTube:


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