When I was a much smaller Paul, I wanted a ventriloquist dummy and I got one. He was a MUST for Christmas one year. Never got any good at it. I think his name was Lester. ANYWAY.....

I have always maintained that stand up comedy is THE toughest form of entertainment, and I'm pretty sure you won't find anyone IN entertainment who will disagree. However, I've never found ventriloquists very funny.....

Until now. Check out Nina Conti. I've never seen an approach like this before and it's pretty darned hilarious.