CROWD FAVOURITE: Gargoyle will be a hit once more at the Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival.
CROWD FAVOURITE: Gargoyle will be a hit once more at the Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival.

Gargoyle bringing the fright to Coffs Buskers festival

EVERYBODY's favourite monster - Gargoyle - is set to make a big impact on the International Buskers and Comedy Festival again this year.

In full make-up and under complete silence, Gargoyle plies his trade on the street until a member of the audience is brave enough to come close.

This year is Gargoyle's third time playing the Coffs event and he is one of the most popular acts to ever appear at the festival.

"We get lots of calls, emails and people approaching me when I am out, asking for him," event organiser John Logan said.

"Although it seems like he was here only last year, it has in fact been four years since he was part of the festival and we are really looking forward to having him back.

"No still life or silent act can do what he does or attract those crowds."

For an act that doesn't talk and hardly moves, that's a big call to make.

Gargoyle is played by New Zealander Patrick Duffy, who was discovered performing on the streets of Christchurch in the early 2000s, and has been amazing, thrilling and frightening audiences ever since.

Gargoyle will be in Coffs Harbour for six days so everyone has a chance to get their scare.

Gargoyle stuns shoppers : A performer dressed as a gargoyle stuns Coffs Harbour shoppers.
Gargoyle stuns shoppers : A performer dressed as a gargoyle stuns Coffs Harbour shoppers.