During lockdown everybody went within and their lives changed. Showko takes you on a hilarious ride from everyday life into her surreal world through Rakugo (Japanese sit-down comedy) and ventriloquism with her quirky handmade puppets. Expect to roll on the floor like sushi and laugh! Hugely entertaining and wonderfully offbeat.
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Showko is arguably the world’s quirkiest and most original ventriloquist and Rakugo performer. Her real name is Ayako Ono but she was awarded the stage name Showko Showfukutei after completing a 3 year Rakugo apprenticeship. Rakugo is a 400 year old traditional form of Japanese comedy storytelling and – like martial arts – requires the apprentice to train under a master. The difference being that in martial arts you learn how to kick arse; in Rakugo you learn how to make someone laugh their arse off.
Armed with a sharp wit, a keen sense of kookiness and an adorable collection of hand-made puppets it’s no wonder Showko was a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent and has her own special on Amazon Prime Video (US & UK).
As seen on:
Amazon Prime Video (US&UK)
Australia’s Got Talent Finalist
★★★★★ ‘Absolutely hilarious and friggin’ fantastic!’ Glam Adelaide
★★★★1⁄2 ‘Exceptional’ Herald Sun
★★★★ ‘Must see show…’ The Advertiser
★★★★ ‘Quirky, charismatic and a little bit crazy’ Great Scott!!