SHOWKO VENTRILOQUIST

SHOWKO VENTRILOQUIST

Acclaimed ventriloquist and comedian Showko (Australia’s Got Talent finalist) is like nothing you’ve experienced before with her hilarious comedy ventriloquist show, singing and audience participation that leaves the crowd screaming for more.

Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Acclaimed ventriloquist, comedian and Rakugo( The traditional Japanese form of comedy story telling) performer Showko (Australia’s Got Talent finalist) is like nothing you’ve experienced before with her hilarious stand-up comedy ventriloquist show, singing and audience participation that leaves the crowd screaming for more. Wrapped in a funky kimono and high heels, Showko has entertained audience of all ages all over the world.

 

Her ventriloquist career started when she worked as a police woman to teach traffic safety for children. Later after becoming a professional announcer she went on to a successful career as a radio personality in Japan and Singapore when she met her future master, a Japanese Rakugo performer. Showko decided to become a professional Rakugo performer to make people laugh but first she had to show her guts and passion to the master to be accepted as his apprentice. Rakugo is a very male dominated traditional art form and only a person who can complete training for 3 years can be accepted as a Professional Rakugo performer with many people giving up during the hard time. She trained with him in London, receiving the 400 year old traditional name Showko Shofukutei upon completion. She is one of 1500 Rakugo performers, only a handful of women and the only one living overseas. Combining Rakugo humor and ventriloquism to create her own unique style of comedy.

 

“Exceptional ventriloquism skill! Bouts of giggles and laughter at Showko’s surreal ventriloquist comedy.” 

Herald Sun, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

“Absurdly hilarious.” Melbourne Arts Fashion, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

“Comedy can be an art form and not just a trade” 

The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe 

 

“Absolutely delightful. Silly and clever, as well as being unlike anything else on the fringe…” Edinburgh Fringe

 

Festivals & Events

  • Avignon Festival, France
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Brighton Fringe Festival
  • Hamburg and Osaka Sister city Festival
  • Malaysian Arts Festival
  • Philippines Japan Festival
  • Visit Japan Campaign LA, Beverly Hills Hilton and more…

Corporate Functions

  • P&G
  • CANON Europe
  • MARUBENI Europe
  • Mitsui UK & BP
  • Miki Corporation and more…

Cruise Shows

  • Princess Cruise

Television

 

  • Australia's Got Talent 2016 
  • Channel News Asia: “Primtime Morning”
  • TBS: “ minomonta no asa zubba!”
  • Nagoya TV
  • Yomiuri TV
  • Kyoto TV

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