“The Funniest Night of Your Life”

Would you like to meet a talking dog? A real dog that thinks “speak” means “speak your mind”? Then have Todd Oliver introduce you to his canine comedy partner, Irving the Talking Dog!

A hit with audiences across the country, nationally-known ventriloquist and comedian Todd Oliver and his amazing talking dog are joined onstage by a rotating cast of animal performers and ventriloquist’s characters (they don’t like being called “dummies”). With Todd’s friendly personality and clean, contemporary humor, it’s a comedy act that all ages can enjoy. Todd adds to the fun with magic, original music and good-natured audience participation segments, and will personalize the show for special events.

Todd Oliver’s national t.v. appearances include The Today Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Howie Mandel Show, Walker Texas Ranger, CNN Entertainment News, and America’s Got Talent, where he was a Top 4 Finalist, as well as The Late Show with David Letterman, where he was selected one of the world’s top 5 ventriloquists. Todd has also performed around the world, in performing arts theaters and at clubs, conventions, corporate meetings, and schools.  

Join Todd, his canine cut-up Irving, and the rest of the gang for hilarious comedy, magical wonders, and original music. As Irving the Talking Dog says, “You’ll be rolling on the floor laughing!”


Places we’ve performed

The Today Show • The Late Show Starring David Letterman • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson • The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno • Christian Comedy Live • The Oak Ridge Boys Live in Las Vegas Television Special, Nashville Now (TNN) • Penn and Teller, Sin City Spectacular (FX) • The Howie Mandel Show • Walker Texas Ranger • Crook & Chase (TNN) • AMHQ on The Weather Channel • CMT Top Twelve Video Countdown • America’s Got Talent (Top 4 Finalist)

The Magic Castle – Hollywood, CA • Magic Island – Houston, TX • Princess Casino – Freeport, Bahamas • The General Jackson Showboat – Nashville, TN • The Ice House – Pasadena, CA • Showboat Branson Belle – Branson, MO • Medora Musical – Medora, ND • Luxor Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV • MGM Grand Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, NV • Las Vegas Hilton – Las Vegas, NV • Monte Carlo – Las Vegas, NV • Wizards – Los Angeles, California

The Historic Talladega Ritz Theatre – Talladega, AL • The Center for the Arts – Russellville, AR • Higley Center for the Performing Arts – Gilbert, AZ • Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, CA • Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek, CO • Lincoln Center – Fort Collins, CO • Union Colony Civic Center – Greeley, CO • Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center Theater – Pueblo, CO • Palace Theater – Danbury, CT • Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at SCSU – New Haven, CT • Warner Theatre – Torrington, CT • Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center – Belle Glade, FL • Emerald Coast Convention Center – Fort Walton Beach, FL • The Lakeland Center – Lakeland, FL • Ocean Reef Cultural Center – Key Largo, FL • The Borland Center Theatre – Palm Beach Gardens, FL • The Mahaffey Theater – St. Petersburg, FL • Lyric Theater – Stuart, Florida • Ramsey Concert Hall, University of Georgia Performing Arts Center – Athens, GA • Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center – Fairfield, IA • Alton Little Theater – Alton, IL • Virginia Theatre – Champaign, IL • Effingham Performing Arts Center – Effingham, IL • Paramount Theatre Centre – Anderson, IN • Murat Theatre at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN • Warsaw Performing Arts Center – Warsaw, IN • Huck Boyd Center – Phillipsburg, KS • Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY • RiverPark Center – Owensboro, KY • Regent Theatre – Arlington, MA • Zeiterion Performing Arts Center – New Bedford, MA • Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts – Interlochen, MI • Dassel Cokato Performing Arts Center – Cokato, MN • Big Cedar Lodge – Ridgedale, MO • Leach Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri – Rolla, MO • The Opera House – West Plains, MO • Fletcher Hall – Durham, NC • Claremont Opera House – Claremont, NH • Palace Theatre – Manchester, NH • The Music Hall – Portsmouth, NH • Rochester Opera House – Rochester, NH • Flickinger Center for Performing Arts – Alamogordo, NM • Van Nostrand Theatre, SCCC – Brentwood, NY • St. George Theatre – Staten Island, NY • Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center – Westhampton, NY • James F. Dicke Auditorium, New Bremen High School – New Bremen, OH • Kent State University at Tuscarawas – New Philadelphia, OH • Midland Theatre – Newark, OH • Ritz Theater – Tiffin, OH • Ponca Theater – Ponca City, OK • State Theatre Center for the Arts – Easton, PA • The State Theatre – State College, PA • Emilie Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester University – West Chester, PA • Community Arts Center – Williamsport, PA • F.M. Kirby Center – Wilkes Barre, PA • Niswonger Performing Arts Center – Greeneville, TN • Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center – Stowe, VT • Meyer Theatre – Green Bay, WI • Main Theater, Viterbo University – La Crosse, WI • Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI • Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts – Sheboygan, WI • Sun Prairie Performing Arts Center – Sun Prairie, WI


Free School Show When You Book A Theatre Performance!

When you book Todd Oliver & Irving the Talking Dog for a show at your theatre, they’ll perform a special school show – FREE! The Positively Positive Day Play is about following your dreams, using time wisely, and developing good daily habits at home and school. Packed with music and laughs, the show leaves kids feeling good about themselves and their potential. It’s Todd’s way of giving back after all the happiness show business has brought him. Contact us for details.