He quickly realized he needed a ventriloquist. (Luigi, by the way, is a dummy.) Otherwise the comedy would be silent, and no one would get his jokes.
After putting an ad on Craigslist, he was shocked at how many ventriloquists responded. He didn’t think so many people did such a dead-end art form. The only problem is – the candidates all seemed to have something going for them. In other words, they had “potential,” so it’d be hard for Luigi to oppress them with low pay and long hours.
Finally, he came across Justin Ver Burg, a deadbeat ventriloquist who Luigi thought was going nowhere. Taking a lesson from “corporate America,” he offered him a big title with almost no pay.
The ventriloquist must’ve been really desperate, ignorant, or both (probably both) because he bit. After all, all Luigi really needed was for the ventriloquist to stand on stage, look pretty, and allow him to dish out his jokes.
So far, it’s been a great working relationship. The ventriloquist is oppressed, and Luigi’s flourishing.
Comedians who’ve been hired to open for Luigi (& Justin) have appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) and Live at Gotham (Comedy Central).
Luigi may be the star, but the show includes a full cast of (not real) comedy characters.