Paul Zerdin on Friday 16th October 2020
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Winner of America’s Got Talent - Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family will perform a one off special at this year's 10th annual Southport Comedy Festival. Paul Zerdin will be joined by everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert and Baby. All using a mixture of master puppeteering, state of the art animatronic wizardry and a unique blend of edgy comedy.
It's a quirk of British theatre that a man can get a standing ovation for spending the best part of 75 minutes on a stage talking to himself. It goes without saying that Paul’s skills are top notch – there's not a hint of movement from his lips and he has a strong command of a range of different voices. But it’s his control of the puppets and sense of timing that brings his characters to life!
Zerdin wasn’t available for comment but his character Sam in his absence said: “It’s so exciting to be performing at the comedy festival. We’ve played Hollywood, New York, Vegas and now…a tent in Southport!
Paul made his TV debut in 1996 as the first outright winner of LWT’s The Big Big Talent Show, hosted by Jonathan Ross. Since then he has appeared on countless TV shows including Comedy Central's The World Stands Up, ITV1's Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford, Tonight at The London Palladium, The Princes Trust Gala and has made three appearances at The Royal Variety Performance. His auditions for America's Got Talent have racked up millions of views on YouTube and Paul is currently developing TV projects in both the UK and the US.
“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
“A ventriloquist for South Park generation” - The Stage
“When you are not laughing you are simply in awe” - Three Weeks in Edinburgh
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