Chester Missing, South Africa’s most famous, contentious political puppet from eTV’s Late Night News with Loyiso Gola has embarked on a blazing national roadshow and will be at The Izulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino accompanied by his annoying ventriloquist Conrad Koch, and his puppet sidekicks Hilary the outrageous diva Ostrich and Ronnie the lunatic green monster on 10 & 11 April 2015.
As a political analyst come weekly columnist for award winning news site ZA News - Mr Chester Missing has broken new ground with his outrageous, hard-hitting, funny and frank interviews with South Africa’s political elite. The interviewees including Gwede Mantashe, Zwelinzima Vavi, Helen Zille, Mosiuoa Lekota, Blade Nzimande, Patricia De Lille, Bantu Holomisa and others.
It is an unprecedented world-wide that a puppet like Chester Missing is able to talk so frankly and directly with the ruling party and oppositions alike.
Armed with a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology, Conrad Koch is recognised as SA’s top ventriloquist, unique at combining cultural insights with hilarious commentary and puppetry. He is constantly exploring new directions in the ventriloquial art form where the drama of politics lends itself to satire and the theatre stage.
The Chester Missing Roadshow is directed by award-winning Heinrich Reisenhofer and produced by Podium - The Comedy Merchants. It promises to be a riot of world-class ventriloquism, crazy characters, cutting-edge political commentary and hysterically funny situations.
Make your bookings today!
Bookings: Call Computicket on 0861 915 8000, on-line at Computicket or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet.
What the critics have said -
“Intelligent, unhinged ventriloquism at its very best” The Star
“Reviews will use descriptive words like ‘pioneering’, ‘master-class’, and ‘minirenaissance’ but it really is that outstanding” The Citizen
“Quite breathtaking: delightfully entertaining, intellectually stimulating and technically brilliant.” The Cape Times
YUTUBE LINKS - Interviews with -
Jackson Mthembu - www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBb-E788KGk
Terror Lekota - www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmOPFWy1rPo
Helen Zille - http://www.enca.com/videos/lnn-chester-missing-interviews-helen-zille
Mmusi Maimane - DA spokesman - www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmhAQuxbo7M
Gwede Mantashe - LNN interview with the Secretary General of the ANC
TWITTER - Quotes
RT @ferialhaffajee - I love that puppet, even though his interviewing style makes Ms.Patta look like butter @chestermissing
Zwelinzima Vavi - Hahaha. I am scared of that fellow.
Helen Zille - is definitely SA’s top political commentator.
Derek Hanekom - Ok, I’ll take that one. I actually like this puppet!
COSATU – Chester Missing has once visited the revolutionary house….we embrace such creativity-freedom of expression in South Africa
ISSUED BY WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS