Good News Gus

Harry LaCoste, puppeteer

About Us

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A Versatile Entertainer

Singer, emcee, puppeteer, and magician — Harry and his friends are always the life of the party.  Good News Gus has received accolades from both party-goers and professional groups alike.

  • singer / emcee/ ukulele
  • puppeteer / party host
  • magician / clean comedian

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The Man Behind the Magic

     Harry has been working with puppets for years.  It all started with a camcorder, a pair of shoes, and a love of all things happy.  In college, Harry worked for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Educational Television in a series called Try This at Home.  There, he created a character named Carl who loved to cook and learned about nature.  

     Puppets were always on his mind after college where he landed a position as a kid wrangler on the set of Sesame Street in New York City.  During his time with the masterminds of the Street, he realized just how much he loved this work.

     After a brief hiatus to work with babies and toddlers at the acclaimed early childhood enrichment program, Free to Be Under Three, Harry received the gift of puppetry once again in the form of a class with Puppet School.  He met amazing people, honed his craft, and started building puppets of his own.  And along came Gus, a new furry yellow friend.

     For Harry's twin sister's birthday, he made a video in celebration asking his three year old niece to help sing happy birthday.  Turns out she talked back to the video and asked to watch it again….and again…and again.  And soon after, Gus was spreading great news to friends and family all over the country--with the help of Harry, of course.

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Let's Make Some Memories

Maybe you are looking for a wandering entertainer for a birthday party. Or maybe you are looking for an on-stage emcee for your next sales meeting. With clients young and old, Good News Gus's high-energy interactive entertainment is sure to bring laughter, energy, and warm, fuzzy feelings!

Want to spread some sunshine for someone else?  Send personalized video messages to friends, family, or someone new to brighten up their day!