Terry Fator: Minister of joy

Ventriloquist Terry Fator performs a skit with Trump, his President Donald Trump puppet.

NEW BUFFALO — A conversation around the family dinner table when Terry Fator was a young lad of 10 often included an unusual guest – Josh the puppet.

“I would sit at the dinner table with my puppet and have my puppet take part in the conversations,” Fator, 54, said.

Terry Fator: Minister of joy

Terry Fator performs with his puppet, Winston the Impersonating Turtle. Winston is among Fator's favorite characters, because he helped Fator win season two of "America's Got Talent."

Terry Fator: Minister of joy

Terry Fator performs with his "annoying neighbor" puppet, Duggie.

Terry Fator: Minister of joy

Terry Fator performs with his puppet, Vikki the Cougar.