In a surprisingly dark twist, Randy relates in stories from “a life mislead and a puppet unstitched” that he is “broke, separated from his wife, with his business going down the gurgler.”. A beloved character with a hilarious reputation, Randy was originally created in 2003, the brainchild of comedian and puppeteer Heath McIvor. Do we have to leave a footprint? Good News Week . Posted 1 year ago. Close. Direct from rural Australia, Randy Feltface will host a cavalcade of special guests, sketches, songs, and real-time audience participation. His greatest claim to fame though, may just be his own character, Randy FeltFace who has appeared in a countless number of theater festivals and on television shows around the world. “Must we make an impact? Click here for more information. Randy Feltface is within the scope of WikiProject Australia, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia and Australia-related topics.If you would like to participate, visit the project page. Enlisted with the Red Cross during World War I, got BLOWN up in Milan and spent 6 months in hospital with severe shrapnel … Randy often connects stories from his own life with broader observations on the many absurd realities life has to offer. 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If you're unfamiliar with how this works, I'm about to list all the great things I've done so far in my comedy career. Randy Feltface. & Randy in Ricketts Lane,” which first debuted on ABC Australia in 2015. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'studybreaks_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_0',120,'0','0']));As Randy’s popularity grew, McIvor began to create a backstory for the little purple puppet. Good News Week . Randy Feltface (aka Randy the Purple Puppet, or sometimes just Randy) is a foulmouthed, existentialist, sober, vegan, Australian puppet created by puppeteer and writer Heath McIvor. McIvor first won major recognition with Randy in 2008, after collaborating with the musical comedian Sammy J. in the award-winning show “Sammy J. in the Forest of Dreams.” The two would go on to regularly perform with one another as a musical comedy duo, their latest project being the TV sitcom “Sammy J. In the 2011 show “Randy is Sober,” Randy proudly announces he has managed to stay sober for 23 months, now able to laugh about the days he suffered from hangovers while on airline flights. Heath has been interested in puppetry since he was a teenager, and has stage credits that include The Hobbit and Walking With Dinosaurs. At the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2009, the critically-acclaimed “Randy’s Postcards from Purgatory” was added to Randy’s oeuvre. Makes me laugh as much as any human comedy act. Thanks to Randy’s status as a puppet, McIvor is usually able to get away with going into darker, less savory territory. “I’m concerned it might be like an ugly baby that I’m looking at through the eyes of a loving mother,” he humorously relates. “Blueberries are f***ing purple!” he defiantly screams at his audience. Ronnie Burkett, OC is a Canadian puppeteer, best known for his original theatrical plays for adults, performed with marionettes. Randy Feltface, purple puppet, ping-pong-ball-eyed bon vivant, is at a two-week meditation retreat in country Victoria to "get into the zone" for his upcoming live shows. A well-known TV and stage star Down Under, Randy is facilitated by puppeteer Heath McIvor (though the latter is never visible onstage, nor does he get a credit in the program). The Life and Times of Earnest Miller Hemingway in approximately three and a half minutes. the brainchild of comedian and puppeteer Heath McIvor. Feltface recounted each of Hemingway’s trials and tribulations, each of which served to cement the writer’s legacy as a tortured legend. Randy is a stand up comedian from Melbourne, and is one half of the skinny man / felt-faced duo - Sammy J and Randy. My Name is Randy, Welcome to my Bio. Puppet Randy Feltface makes the judges forget they're watching a puppet. Hello. :-) posted by Pouteria at 3:07 AM on April 2, 2019 . Thanks. posted by Merus at 2:09 AM on April 2, 2019 . 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