The Puppet Guy, Conrad Koch, at Evita se Perron very soon

An act not to be missed. Conrad Koch, comedian and ventriloquist extraordinaire is live at Evita se Perron on  Saturday 10th March.

What a treat is in store at Evita se Perron. An evening show on Saturday 10th March by the incomparable comedian Conrad Koch, aka the Puppet Guy, aka Chester Missing and more.

I was going to try to write an article from scratch, but that is a daft idea when there is so much fabulous material and comment about Conrad Koch available on the web, so here is a selection to whet your appetite. I’ll see you at the show, I am a total fan.

Puppet Guy


“Conrad is South Africa’s top comedy ventriloquist, and possibly the only one, and is a double International Emmy nominated comedian. His most famous puppet, Chester Missing, has won numerous awards in his own right, including being the first recipient of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Anti-Racism Award.

Chester Missing has interviewed most of South Africa’s political elite and has held a number of regular radio and TV slots, and even wrote an award-winning book. Conrad’s live shows have received wide political acclaim, and are a regular feature at arts and comedy festivals, including at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. The truth is, with a master’s degree in social anthropology, talking to puppets was his only career option.”

And some comments from reviews of his shows –

“Intelligent, unhinged ventriloquism at its very best”  The Star

“Reviews will use descriptive words like ‘pioneering’, ‘master-class’, and ‘mini renaissance’ but it really is that outstanding”  The Citizen

“Quite breathtaking: delightfully entertaining, intellectually stimulating and technically brilliant.” The Cape Times

Brings the roof down” The Independent, London

Delicious…hilarious ventriloquised repartee” The Argus

“Hilarious.” Mail & Guardian

I almost cried with laughter” The Herald

And a couple of video clips to get you in the mood –

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Peter Hall

Peter Hall – born in Belfast (N.Ireland). Supports the Blitzbokke and Sheffield Wednesday (who?). Part-time blogger or geek, part-time scribbler, reluctant part-time gout sufferer and occasional curmudgeon. Proud father of talented daughter (triathlete) and son (musician) who live in Australia.

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