The Paul Zerdin Show
Where else can you see a potty-mouthed tweenager, a gangsta rap-loving octogenarian and real-life human beings bent to the whim of a mischievous ventriloquist and served up as trashy talk show fodder?
With more than 3 million YouTube hits, 3 sell-out Edinburgh festival shows, numerous Royal Variety Performance appearances and lashings of critical acclaim, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin is back for a storming new nationwide tour, kicking off on Tuesday 2 September.
“If you thought the words brilliant and ventriloquist could not exist in the same sentence, go and see Paul Zerdin for some brutal re-education” – Evening Standard
The ultimate 21st century ventriloquist, Paul Zerdin has redefined the art for the Twitter age and continues to push the boundaries of puppetry. Serving up a show chock-full of colourful characters, shocks and surprises, side-splitting skits and some seriously naughty humour, Paul may have his hand in some cute and cuddly creations, but it might be best to leave the kids indoors for this one!
This stuffed and sassy stage show sees Zerdin at the centre of a twisted, puppet-based sitcom. Sprightly old timer Albert is raising hell as ever and ruining Paul’s love life with his hard of hearing ways; but is faithful sidekick and gobby pre-pubescent Sam looking to step out of his master’s shadow and branch out on his own? Britain’s Got Talent have come calling and Sam wants a solo bite of the showbiz apple! And then of course Baby is up to his usual antics.
Happy to sit back and witness the madness unfold? Think again! Observe with debauched glee as unwitting audience members are converted from eager spectators into helpless pawns before your very eyes. A human puppet marriage counselling session has to be seen to be believed!
“Technically immaculate, it’s what he does with his slick talent that really sets him apart. His relationship with the characters has all the dramatic tension of a real life double act” – Guardian
Recent years have also seen his solo shows Sponge Fest, Puppet Master and No Strings play to sell-out audiences both at the Edinburgh Festival and around the country. Paul also headlined Variety Live at The Palladium with performers from Cirque du Soleil and cemented himself as an international favourite when the show moved to Las Vegas.
Make sure you don’t miss one of the world’s leading ventriloquists showcase his cutting edge antics with a dash of magic, some Muppet impressions and a huge dollop of comedy in a town near you this autumn!
“Paul Zerdin's ventriloquist act is a fun, mind scrambling experience” The Telegraph
'Zerdin's attention to detail and his use of dynamics is quite breath-taking" - The Times
"Technically immaculate, it's what he does with his slick talent that really sets him apart. His relationship with the characters has all the dramatic tension of a real life double act" - The Guardian
"If you thought the words BRILLIANT and VENTRILOQUIST could not exist in the same sentence, go and see Paul Zerdin for some brutal re-education ...." Evening Standard