Bob started in Atlanta, and it is where he got his stage name “Mr. Puppet”. As a new ventriloquist, he was very privileged to have many professional ventriloquists and puppeteers as friends and mentors early in his career.
In Atlanta, his career took off, and he became a regular at schools and birthday parties and made many special relationships there
In 2002, Bob married his best friend, June Wilkins and moved to Philadelphia when June was still in seminary. Working in Philadelphia was just as successful as Atlanta and living on the East Coast, Bob became an even bigger Mets fan.
June graduated and got called to a church in Austin, Texas and they moved there in 2003. Living in Austin is both fun and hot, and gave Bob the opportunity to bring great puppetry to the Lone Star State. His goal has always been to prove that puppets and ventriloquism can be entertainment for all ages – not just the little kiddies.
After 8 wonderful years in Texas and making puppetry a success, June and Bob have moved to Columbus, Ohio. They are now in their new location and with their puppets are continuing to bring laughter and fun
Bob Abdou has now been a full-time entertainer since 1996. His career has allowed him to meet wonderful people and has taken him to some of the most beautiful places on earth. Bob has performed in many different states and countries, including Hawaii and Tokyo at the Japanese Ventriloquist Convention in 2006.
Bob knows that he owes a debt of gratitude to the folks who nurtured him. He remembers the schools and families that hired him when he was just starting out, and to them, Mr. Puppet says, “Thank you.”