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John Pattison’s Bio

John Pattison with puppet

JOHN PATTISON is the president of PWK Productions and the creative force behind the Puppets Who Kill TV series.

John is the creator of the Puppets Who Kill theatre show…and the co-creator/writer/executive producer of the television series Puppets Who Kill. He began his career in television as a puppeteer/writer with Jim Henson and the Muppets on the popular TV series Fraggle Rock. He has been involved in countless television productions including co-creating, writing and performing for five seasons in the Canadian series Eric’s World. He was nominated for a Gemini for his work on the series Groundling Marsh. John has also puppeteered on many feature films, including ‘The Santa Clause’ with Tim Allen and ‘Bride of Chucky.’

As a comedian/puppeteer, John has traveled the world, performing everywhere from theatres in Taiwan and Bermuda to International Children’s Festivals across Canada. The Globe and Mail called him “A brilliant ventriloquist and puppeteer.”

When John performed his one man concert at the Markham Theatre the press reported that “The theatre rocked with laughter…John Pattison is a very funny man.”

Canadian comedy luminary Dave Broadfoot said of John:
“His material is exemplary. A very funny comedian and a remarkable ventriloquist.”

As a writer, John has created two hit plays in the Toronto theatre community. His acclaimed one man show Puppets Who Kill was a hit at the Toronto Fringe and was successfully remounted at the Factory Theatre. The Toronto Star reported that this show was “puppetry at its cleverest and funniest.”

John also wrote the hit Fringe play Waiting for Jack, a puppet play about assisted suicide, which Eye Weekly called “One of the gems of this years fringe.”

John went on to develop Puppets Who Kill for television, writing 42 episodes of the series and story editing another 11. Puppets Who Kill won the prestigious Bronze Rose for comedy at the Rose d’Or awards in Switzerland in 2003. John is twice nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Writing…winning once in 2003. He also is 5 times nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award…winning once in 2006.

John is developing a feature film of Puppets Who Kill, and is currently writing several plays and various writing projects.