Ventriloquist David Strassman warns parents his bawdy new show is NOT for children – as he opens up about his incredible act of kindness for sick kids
World-famous ventriloquist David Strassman is in Australia performing his bawdy one-man show The Chocolate Diet to sold-out crowds.
The comedian also has another reason to come Down Under, as he will be visiting hospitals to entertain sick children as an ambassador for the HeartKids charity.
Strassman, 65, told Daily Mail Australia he is determined to bring some laughter into the lives of kids suffering from heart disease.
World-famous ventriloquist David Strassman (pictured) is in Australia performing his bawdy one-man show The Chocolate Diet to sold-out crowds
‘I put a smile on kids’ faces and help alleviate their pain. It is my honour to give back to the Australian community,’ he said.
The American-born entertainer added that while his material for children’s hospitals is family-friendly, his actual touring show isn’t suitable for little ones.
‘It’s for ages 12 and up, it’s definitely not The Wiggles. My puppet Chuck calls some people c**ts,’ Strassman said.
The comedian also has another reason to come Down Under, as he will be visiting hospitals to entertain sick children as an ambassador for the HeartKids charity
He said the show touches on several social themes, with one iconic puppet even coming out as transgender.
‘It’s a hilarious pro-LGBT, pro-woman routine. It promotes gender fluidity,’ Strassman explained.
‘My show is universal and will appeal to everyone. It’s culturally relevant.’
Strassman told Daily Mail Australia he is committed to bringing some laughter into the lives of kids suffering from heart disease
It also tackles tough issues with the iconic Ted E. Bear becoming addicted to junk food.
‘The show is about body image and being happy with you are. Ted E. gained weight during Covid and is eating nothing but chocolate. He’s impossibly fat,’ he said.
Strassman is performing The Chocolate Diet at The Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne until Sunday before taking the show to Adelaide.
Strassman is currently touring his bawdy one-man show across Australia