Conrad Koch

Tagline: Political Comedian

Talent Highlights

  • 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.


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Travels from:

  • Cape Town, SA

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $10,001 - $20,000




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Conrad Koch is a prominent figure in the world of entertainment, renowned for his exceptional talent as a ventriloquist and his unique approach to using humor to initiate meaningful conversations. With an impressive background that includes international recognition and a master’s degree in corporate anthropology, Koch brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the […]

Conrad Koch is a prominent figure in the world of entertainment, renowned for his exceptional talent as a ventriloquist and his unique approach to using humor to initiate meaningful conversations. With an impressive background that includes international recognition and a master’s degree in corporate anthropology, Koch brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the stage. His ability to captivate audiences with his ventriloquism skills while delivering insightful messages has made him a sought-after speaker for various events and organizations. This profile aims to delve into the life, achievements, and distinctive offerings of Conrad Koch, shedding light on why he stands out as an exceptional choice for any event.

Conrad Koch | Political Comedian

Background and Early Life

Conrad Koch’s journey to becoming a world-class ventriloquist and speaker is a testament to his passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to his craft. Born and raised in South Africa, Koch discovered his fascination with ventriloquism at a young age. His innate talent for mimicry and his keen sense of humor laid the foundation for what would later become his signature style of performance.

Throughout his formative years, Koch honed his skills through relentless practice and experimentation, gradually refining his technique and developing a diverse range of characters. His early experiences performing in local talent shows and community events provided invaluable opportunities for growth and allowed him to cultivate his unique voice as an entertainer.

Academic Pursuits

In addition to his artistic endeavors, Conrad Koch pursued a rigorous academic path, driven by a curiosity about human behavior and organizational dynamics. He earned a master’s degree in corporate anthropology, a field that examines the intersection of culture, society, and business. This academic background has equipped Koch with a deep understanding of human interaction and group dynamics, enriching his performances with insightful observations and thought-provoking commentary.

Professional Achievements

Conrad Koch’s talent and creativity have garnered widespread recognition both locally and internationally. He is a double International EMMY nominated ventriloquist, a testament to the global appeal of his work. Koch’s ability to seamlessly blend entertainment with social commentary has earned him acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

Over the course of his career, Koch has performed at numerous prestigious venues and events, captivating audiences with his captivating performances and thought-provoking content. From corporate conferences and comedy festivals to television appearances and TED talks, his diverse portfolio showcases his versatility as a performer and speaker.

Unique Approach to Entertainment and Education

What sets Conrad Koch apart from other entertainers and speakers is his innovative approach to blending humor with education. Through his ventriloquism performances, Koch addresses a wide range of topics, including social issues, organizational dynamics, and cultural trends. By using humor as a tool for engagement, he creates an inviting atmosphere that encourages audiences to reflect on complex issues and spark meaningful conversations.

Koch’s ability to infuse his performances with wit, satire, and incisive commentary resonates with audiences of all backgrounds and ages. Whether he’s poking fun at societal norms or shedding light on pressing issues, his performances leave a lasting impact on those who experience them.

Why Event Planners Should Book Conrad Koch Through Speakers Inc

Event planners seeking to create memorable and impactful experiences for their audiences should consider booking Conrad Koch through Speakers Inc for several compelling reasons:

  1. Unique Blend of Entertainment and Education: Koch’s performances offer a perfect balance of entertainment and education, making him an ideal choice for events where both engagement and enlightenment are desired.
  2. Relevance Across Industries: With his background in corporate anthropology and his versatile repertoire, Koch can tailor his performances to suit a wide range of industries and themes. Whether it’s a corporate conference, a educational seminar, or a cultural event, he can adapt his content to resonate with diverse audiences.
  3. Global Recognition: As a double International EMMY nominated ventriloquist, Koch brings a level of prestige and recognition to any event. His international acclaim ensures that audiences are in for a world-class experience that transcends geographical boundaries.
  4. Proven Track Record of Success: Conrad Koch’s extensive experience performing at high-profile events and venues speaks volumes about his professionalism and reliability as a speaker. Event planners can trust that they’re booking a seasoned performer who knows how to captivate audiences and deliver impactful messages.
  5. Collaborative Approach: Speakers Inc works closely with Conrad Koch to ensure that every aspect of the booking process is seamless and stress-free for event planners. From initial inquiries to post-event follow-ups, their dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional service and support every step of the way.

In conclusion, Conrad Koch is not just a ventriloquist; he is a masterful storyteller, a thought leader, and a catalyst for meaningful conversations. His ability to entertain, educate, and inspire makes him a valuable asset for any event seeking to create a memorable and impactful experience for its audience. By booking Conrad Koch through Speakers Inc, event planners can elevate their events to new heights and leave a lasting impression on their attendees.

This profile aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Conrad Koch’s background, achievements, and unique offerings as a speaker. From his early beginnings in South Africa to his international acclaim as a ventriloquist and educator, Koch’s journey is a testament to the power of passion, creativity, and perseverance. As he continues to delight and inspire audiences around the world, his impact as a speaker and entertainer will undoubtedly endure for years to come.

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