Conrad Koch: Puppet Guy At The Baxter Theatre

28 February 2018 

He’s BACK! Top South African ventriloquist and award-winning comedian Conrad Koch is back this April, to showcase his latest show offering at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. The double international Emmy-nominated comedian is set to return to the mother city and hustling Jozi for a two-week run of his brand new show, Puppet Guy, along with our infamous intellectual comrade, Chester Missing.

For those who only know Mr. Chester Missing, Conrad Koch has been a comedian for much longer than you think with over twenty years of jokes and combinations of hilarious comedy with his world-class puppetry.  He also holds a Master’s degree in social anthropology. Smart, funny and a ventriloquist, the perfect factors for the Puppet Guy.

“This show is loads of fun for everyone, not just those who read the news.” 

From the get-go, fans will get a glimpse as to how Koch just wants to get through the show in one piece. Yes, we know he’s arguing with himself. It’s like parliament.

Puppet guy has already been accepted into the Regina and Winnipeg arts festivals in Canada in July this year and is on the waiting list for a number of other international festivals too. We stan!

 “The show is highly interactive. I use a cell phone, snapchat, and a projector to turn people in the crowd into digital puppets. Hilariously teaching everyone how ventriloquism works, and, using ventriloquism masks, I find a member of the audience who actually thinks they’re a lion; voices and hunting skills included.” 

The much-anticipated, puppet guy, is billed as Koch’s most fun show to date, with a roller coaster ride of outrageous puppet characters and off-the-wall comedy ventriloquism. It’s seen as a change of pace from Koch’s previously highly political work on stage – focusing on hilarious characters, funny observations and world-class entertainment.

The Details

Cape Town

Dates: 3 – 14 April 2018

Venue: Baxter Theatre

Tickets: Available from R100 at or alternatively via the Baxter Theatre.


Dates: 25 April – 27 May 2018

Venue: Studio Theatre at Montecasino

Tickets: Available from or via checkers and Shoprite retail stores, countrywide

The Puppet Guy is our definite must-see show this April. Book your ticket for one of South Africa’s best. For more information on the shows visit or keep it social on his handles below:

Facebook: Mr Chester Missing

Twitter: @chestermissing

Instagram: @mrchestermissing


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