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Ryan and Friends bring the laughs to Wright-Patt

Ryan & Friends bring laughs to Wright-Patt

U.S. Air Force Col. Leonard Rose, 88th Mission Support Group commander helps out comedian and ventriloquist entertainer Ryan, as he performs a bit with his dummy Jeffrey, during the comedy act of the Ryan and Friends tour stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 7, 2018. Jeffrey is staged as an 8 year old kid and the self-proclaimed star of the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

Ryan & Friends bring laughs to Wright-Patt

U.S. Air Force Col. Leonard Rose, 88th Mission Support Group commander and his wife, Rachelle Rose participate in a comedy bit performed by comedian and ventriloquist entertainer, Ryan and his dummy, Jeffrey, during Ryan and Friends tour stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 7, 2018. Jeffrey is staged as an 8 year old kid and the self-proclaimed star of the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante

Ryan & Friends bring laughs to Wright-Patt

Comedian and ventriloquist entertainer, Ryan, performs on stage with his pet parrot, a puppet he animated to repeat back comments during his comedy act of the Ryan and Friends tour stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 7, 2018. The parrot played the role of a mischievous parrot, who selectively chose Ryan’s words for comedic relief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

Ryan & Friends bring laughs to Wright-Patt

Comedian and ventriloquist entertainer, Ryan, gives commands to volunteers selected from the audience as he uses them as dummies during his comedy act of Ryan and Friends tour stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 7, 2018. Ryan assigned each of the participants on stage to perform a specific task, example, open mouth, scratch head while he added comical voices. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

Ryan & Friends bring laughs to Wright-Patt

Comedian and ventriloquist entertainer, Ryan, introduces Ardy the Skunk to a child who volunteered to meet the puppet during his comedy act of the Ryan and Friends tour stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 7, 2018. Ardy the Skunk played the role of a shy, country critter who has had his fair share of run-ins with vehicles and over-zealous animal lovers alike. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

Ryan & Friends bring laughs to Wright-Patt

Comedian and ventriloquist entertainer, Ryan, animates a drawing of a volunteer selected from the audience during his comedy act of the Ryan and Friends tour stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 7, 2018. The illustration’s mouth and facial features reacted to Ryan’s jokes as Ryan animated with his voice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

Ryan & Friends bring laughs to Wright-Patt

Comedian and ventriloquist entertainer, Ryan, speaks to five-year-old, Madison Rose, the daughter of U.S. Air Force Col. Leonard Rose, 88th Mission Support Group commander, at the end of his Ryan and Friends show held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 7, 2018. Ryan signed his autographs for kids who attend the performance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

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Comedian and ventriloquist entertainer, Ryan Bomgardner, brought his Ryan and Friends show to the base theater, June 7, 2018.


The self-proclaimed star of the show Jeffrey made an appearance. He’s a staged 8-year old puppettered dummy, who has a witty outlook on life, and sometimes says things others only wish they could say. Also making appearances were a mischievous pet parrot and Ardy the Skunk.

Ryan brought several members of the audience, including the 88th Mission Support Group commander Col. Leonard Rose and his wife Rachelle, up on stage to help with the show.

After the show Ryan signed autographs for kids who attend the performance.

Ventriloquism is an act of stage craft where a person, known as a ventriloquist, changes his or her voice making it appear to be coming from somewhere else, usually a puppeteered dummy.

The 2017 “America’s Got Talent” TV show champion was 12-year old Darci Lynne, who is a singing ventriloquist.