Otto & George is an adult-themed ventriloquist comedy team composed of comedian Otto Petersen (born July 29, 1960) and his dummy George Dudley. Petersen began performing with George as a street act in Manhattan and Brooklyn in the early 1970s. In the late 70s the act moved into night clubs and began to evolve into the "x-rated" current act.
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Otto & George are frequent guests on the Opie and Anthony radio show, have appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular & Bullshit! programs, and Showtime's "Full Frontal Comedy". The duo have also appeared in the feature films "Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen" with Chris Rock and Tim Allen, and performed a version of the "The Aristocrats" joke in Paul Provenza's & Penn Jilette's film of the same name.
Performing for over 30 years, Otto is well renowned as both a comedian and a ventriloquist. One notable aspect of his ventriloquism is that his lips still move while he speaks with the George voice, but the illusion of there being a different speaker is made with the sharp contrast in the George voice with his own. Otto speaks with a low, rather nervous voice whereas George speaks in a loud, harsher voice.
The team's latest venture is their internet variety show, The Pig Roast with Otto & George.
Otto & George perform all over the U.S. and Canada. The duo have performed several times at the annual Just For Laughs Comedy Festal in Montréal Canada.
Otto cites the legendary ventriloquist Paul Winchell as his inspiration after watching him on television in the 1960s.
Otto fell ill last month with Bacterial Meningitis and was placed in a coma for over a week.
I'm No Dummy (2008), The Aristocrats (2005),
American Dummy (2002),
White Chicks Incorporated (1998),
The Force Within (1993), Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen (1988)
Penn & Teller's Bullshit! (2007), Late Show with David Letterman (2007), Howard Stern (4 Episodes 2002),
Full Frontal Comedy (1996),
Playboy Channel's 'The Club' (1990),
The Morton Downey Jr. Show (1988),
The Joe Franklin Show