Comedian/Ventriloquist Funny Dummy: Buy One, Get Three Entertainers

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Pantages Theater
Tickets: $49.50

Luigi and Tony decided they wanted to be the Best Stand-up Comedy Show on the Planet!

They quickly realized they needed a ventriloquist. Otherwise the comedy would be silent, and no one would get their jokes. After putting an ad on Craigslist, they were shocked at how many ventriloquists responded. They didn't think so many people did such a dead-end art form. The only problem is the candidates all seemed to have something going for them. In other words, they had "potential," so it'd be hard for Tony & Luigi to oppress them.

Finally, they came across Justin Ver Burg, a deadbeat ventriloquist who they thought was going nowhere. Taking a lesson from "corporate America," they offered him a big title with nearly no pay. He must've been really desperate, ignorant, or both (probably both) because he bit. After all, all they really needed was for him to stand on stage, look pretty, and allow them to dish out their jokes. So far, it's been a great working relationship. He's oppressed, and they're flourishing.

Comedians who've been hired to open for them have appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) and Live at Gotham (Comedy Central).

“It was wall-to-wall laughter.”
— Rick Faber, audience member
“Funniest act I've seen! I can't remember laughing so hard.”
— Mack Strong, NFL
“I was skeptical because I didn't think a comedy show could be funny without profanity and off-color subject matter. You were hilarious!”
— Jacob Katz, Audience Member


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