Otto & George
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.
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 cites the legendary ventriloquist Paul Winchell as his inspiration after watching him on television in the 1960s.
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
- Otto & George Official Home Page
- The Pig Roast with Otto & George
- Otto Petersen at the Internet Movie Database
- George's last name revealed on Opie and Anthony's March 23, 2010 show at the beginning of the third break. Also found in George's old Photo Gallery 
- From Punchline Magazine, June 2008
- From SunJournal.com, December 2007
- from HOUR Magazine, Montreal Canada: Review of 'Just For Laughs' Comedy Festival 2005: 
- From Montreal Mirror: Interview for 'Just For Laughs' Comedy Festaval 1998: 
- A Benefit for Otto & George: