He is from the dark village of Kitchener-Waterloo. He has been compared to Red Skelton or Jimmy Cricket. He developed a red wig character known as Caliban Strange.
Caliban Strange is the alter ego that is the alien. Dr. Hofer, the ufo-oligist is tracking the alien.
He does a show, with a scarecrow puppet, called Billy Scarecrow, and a sock puppet called Mr. Mouton. It is based on Shari Lewis's lambchop. Billy Scarecrow is the adult show. Billy was working in the cornfield and a tractor ran over him. He can only respond with a series of beeps, with a piezo buzzer as a communicator.
MOVIE- based on the inventions of Caliban. It is a DVD called " Rock Power,"- The Solar Powered Rock. It has been picked up by OUAT Media Inc., in Toronto.
We took the oldest technology, a rock, and created Rock Music, with a solar powered amplifier. Rock Power charges during the day and runs an Mp3 player at night. It is truly a healing substance. Music of the spheres. It is a metaphor for the planet. We live on a solar powered rock.
GONZO INVENTOR, COMEDIAN EXTRAORDINAIRE, CLASSIC ROCK ARTIST, MAGICIAN, PUPPETEER,
Name: Roland Hofer
Lives in: Kitchener, Canada
Company: The Furnace Room
Occupation: Actor, Author, Comedian, Concept Artist, Music Composer, Musician, Puppeteer, Screenwriter and Singer
Best Pop song in electronica by the Akademia
The Solar Powered Rock
Film (short) by The Furnace Room Lead