Rudy Coby 2009
|Birth name||Rudy Coby|
|Also known as||Labman|
|Occupation(s)||Magician, Stage Performer, Marilyn Manson's Stage Assistant|
|Associated acts||Marilyn Manson|
Rudy Coby known also by his stage persona Labman, is a professional, comedic magician. He is a member of the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, and is currently working in Minneapolis taping episodes for the upcoming Rudy Coby Show. A long time friend of Marilyn Manson, Rudy also lent his abilities in magic and optical illusions to Manson's stage performance, most notably on Manson's 2007 Rape of the World tour, where Coby modified his classic android Nikki Terminator into a portrayal of Manson's girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood. The Evan robot appeared on stage as an assistant, who would often deliver Mansinthe to the singer before having its head removed and sung to by Manson. During performances, the robot would walk, talk, and even be stripped of its skin to reveal bare wires. Other Labman derived props that Manson has utilized, most predominantly during the Grotesk Burlesk tour, was Coby's infamous three-legged walk, as well as extendable arms.
Coby plays his alter ego, "Labman", a scientist who performs astonishing feats. Known as "The Coolest Magician On Earth." Labman works for a fictional company, "LabCo", Labman was featured as a comic book character that Coby made up as a child.
During the mid 1990s, Coby had two popular television specials: Rudy Coby: The Coolest Magician On Earth and Rudy Coby II: Ridicuously Dangerous.
Rudy became a member of Marilyn Manson's production team just prior to the release of The Golden Age of Grotesque, in which, Rudy served as a stage & prop assistant and was placed in charge of capturing high definition footage of the tours. Being a personal friend of Manson, Coby has served as a link between Manson and the fanbase, especially during the promotion of The High End of Low.
In 2010 Rudy presented a magic show, Magic vs Science featuring Marilyn Manson as The Evil Magician. The show ran from April 26 through May 2nd. A review of the show can be read here.