Ventriloquists have come along way since the early days. Pretty much the first one to come to prominence was Peter Brough - a radio (ahem) ventriloquist no less. Memorable acts have emerged through the showbusiness murk over the years - Ray Allen with Lord Charles anyone? - but not all have been memorable for the right reasons. Nowadays the diatribe coming from the dummy's direction is likely to be on the risqué side but we bet you still won't be able to watch without looking to see if the ventriloquist's mouth moves.
There won't be much chance of that happening with Paul Zerdin who is coming to The Courtyard in Hereford as part of his 45 date UK tour 'All Mouth'. The winner of America’s Got Talent in 2015 will be aided and abetted by his band of sharp-tongued sidekicks, the precocious Baby, cantankerous OAP Albert, cheeky pre-teen Sam, and two brand new characters.
Zerdin, arguably the UK’s number one ventriloquist, made his TV debut in 1993 as the host of GMTV’s Rise and Shine. He then went on to win ITV’s The Big Big Talent Show. Since then he has appeared on countless TV shows including The World Stands Up (Comedy Central), The Stand Up Show, Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford (ITV1), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV1), Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show (BBC1) and The Royal Variety Performance three times.
- 13th October, 2017
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- The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR Get Directions, by car, or by public transport