South Africa’s comedic ventriloquist Conrad Koch will be heading to the Baxter Theatre with his latest comedy show, ‘Puppet Guy’, for two performances only on September 23 and 24 at 8.15pm. (Tickets are R100 and booking is open through Computicket right now, at http://online.computicket.com/web/event/puppet_guy/1051975701.)
Following the success of comedy acts such as ‘Puppet Asylum’, ‘The Chester Missing Roadshow’, and ‘Missing’, ‘Puppet Guy’ showcases the guy behind the puppets with a unique take on ventriloquism. Audiences will be introduced to a host of new characters as Koch gets back to the silly side of ventriloquism, talking to himself and the variety of odd puppet people that live in his head.
In the production he discovers that his puppets have all gone missing. These characters have formed such an integral part of his persona, that now he needs to find a way of creating new puppets out of interesting objects surrounding him.
In this comedy ensemble of one, the double International Emmy nominated comedian makes everything from paper bags to feather dusters talk, as well as playing straight man to Chester Missing’s latest satirical take on him and everybody else.
Having worked in the industry for over fifteen years, Koch’s shows have seen him perform locally and abroad, where he’s been featured on radio and television stations. He has performed at Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and is a frequent guest at most of South Africa’s biggest comedy events, and also a regular favourite on the comedy club circuit.