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HBO Blockheads Ventriloquism Show – Part 2 – Willie Tyler and Lester


Willie Tyler (born September 8, 1940) is an American ventriloquist, comedian and actor….as most of the time he is credited as Willie Tyler and Lester or Willie Tyler & Lester.  He has appeared in many television commercials, sitcoms, and movies. He got his first big break in 1972 on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.  Tyler has had guest roles in The Parent ‘Hood, Pacific Blue, What’s Happening Now!!, The White Shadow and The Jeffersons….as well as serving as host of the popular Saturday morning children’s anthology series The ABC Weekend Special throughout the early 1980’s.  He appeared in the 1978 film Coming Home….in addition, he has appeared in television commercials in the 1980’s for McDonald’s and Toyota.  What I love most about Willie Tyler and Lester is their music….plus both Willie and Lester have beautiful but different voices….you just don’t see many ventriloquists that sing….and that is what you get to see on this video. 

This is the only video that I have not been able to decipher the name of the final act on this video segment….but the act is really good…with a surprise ending from a French ventriloquist and entertainer.

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