About Conrad Koch

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.


Some Reviews

“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