Showko Melbourne International Comedy Festival 6 - 23 April 2022
Showko had a difficult time as a girl so used to talk to her puppets about problems of being harassed. Now talking to puppets is her job. Showko takes you on a hilarious ride from everyday life into her surreal world through stand-up, ventriloquism with her quirky handmade puppets and her original innovative Rakugo (Japanese sit-down comedy). A hugely entertaining, offbeat and all original show.
★★★★★ ‘Absolutely hilarious and friggin’ fantastic!’ Glam Adelaide
★★★★1⁄2 ‘Exceptional ventriloquism’ Herald Sun
★★★★ ‘Quirky, charismatic and a little bit crazy’ Great Scott!!
★★★★ ‘Absolutely absurd ventriloquism’ The Advertiser
Absolutely Normal on Amazon Prime Video US & UK
Welcome to the quirky and hilarious world of Showko! Kooky and off-beat, Showko’s blend of stand-up, puppetry, ventriloquism and Rakugo (Japanese story-telling comedy) is hugely entertaining and utterly unique. Armed with a swag of stories about growing up and living in the whackiest culture on earth, Showko will give you a glimpse into the craziness that exists just below the surface of Japan that most foreigners never get to see. As a child, she escaped into a fantasy world of making and talking to puppets, now it’s her job. The world may be crazy, but Showko is absolutely normal.