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Mr. Puppet: In the Business of Laughter


“One of the privileges of living in Ohio is performing for the Amish community. Mr. Puppet shows are Amish-approved and have been performed at over 50 Amish schools in the past 3 years. I personally consider these shows a blessing and an honor,” said Bob Abdou, stage name Mr. Puppet.

Abdou has been a full time entertainer since 1996. He got his start in Atlanta, where he adopted his Mr. Puppet stage name. After his career took off in Atlanta, he became a regular at schools and birthday parties. Then, in 2002, he married his best friend, June Wilkins, and moved to Philadelphia where June was still in seminary. Work in Philadelphia was just as successful as Atlanta and living on the East Coast made him an even bigger Mets fan.

His wife graduated and got called to a church in Austin, Texas and they moved there in 2003, giving him an opportunity to bring great puppetry to the Lone Star State. Living in Austin was fun and hot. His goal in Texas was to prove that puppets and ventriloquism can be entertainment for all ages, not just the little kiddies. In 2011after 8 wonderful years of making puppetry a success in Texas, the Abdou’s moved to Columbus, Ohio and want to continue bringing laughter and fun across the Buckeye State.

“Getting rebooked for an Amish school is a feather in my cap” said Abdou, who just completed his February shows in the Amish schools in Middlefield and is accepting bookings for March. When he receives a call, the show is booked immediately and usually performed within that week. He has put on over 90 shows that were fun, funny and drew great crowds in the past 4 years. He is available for fairs, festivals, birthday parties, schools, libraries, senior functions, and even adult corporate banquets and holiday parties.

Abdou can be reached at bob@comedybob.com for a quote and bookings. His website is www.mrpuppet.com.


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