Chester Missing

​The puppet guy reinvents Chester

Ventriloquist Conrad Koch lets loose the silly side of his act, a playfulness that is itself political.

Finding the Missing link between funny and passé

Conrad Koch shares insight behind the colour change of his puppet, Chester Missing, and a whole new set of conversations he's ready to have.

The Bantu Hour – Back with a difference

Though it's not rooted in political satire, The Bantu Hour is like a much-needed facelift to a sagging SABC local late night talk show scene.

For My sake, please quit the Happy videos

Upon further exploration the Rosetta spacecraft discovered not God, but a lost sermon from the Almighty – and it appears he is pissed off with us.

Court: Steve Hofmeyr’s order seeks to ‘advance’ racist views – dismisses case

Steve Hofmeyr’s attempt to have his interim protection order against Conrad Koch made permanent was dismissed with costs in court on Thursday.

Chester Missing’s #PuppetCase abuzz on social media

Social media was astir with the trial of puppet Chester Missing on Thursday. The #PuppetCase/ #PuppetTrial saw Steve Hofmeyr lose his bid to gag him.

Hofmeyr: Blacks were ‘not offended’ by apartheid tweet, court hears

Steve Hofmeyr's defence argued that not only was the singer defamed by comedian Conrad Koch, but that blacks were not offended by his tweet.

Chester Missing creator to challenge gag order

Conrad Koch said he would oppose the interim protection order laid against him by singer Steve Hofmeyr, saying it's "fundamentally" wrong.

Chester Missing questions sponsorship of ‘apartheid denialist’

Pick n Pay and Land Rover are in the spotlight for sponsoring an Afrikaans music festival at which Steve Hofmeyr is to perform.

Laughing all the way to Nkandla

Jacob Zuma's home has provided comedians – and citizens – with a rich source of humour.
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M&G Hangout: Loyiso Gola – ‘we try be as funny as possible’

Loyiso Gola, the face of Late Night News, talks to us about satire and being nominated for an international Emmy award.

Conrad Koch gets it off his Chester

The????"white boy hiding behind a coloured puppet" drops the mask and takes on his critics.

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