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.


“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 downThe Independent, London

Delicious…hilarious ventriloquised reparteeThe Argus

“Hilarious.Mail & Guardian

“I almost cried with laughter” The Herald


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