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Since 2017. Under The Puppet is a monthly show that talks to working puppeteers about the art and business of puppetry. Guests will include puppeteers from The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company and more. The show also covers other forms of puppetry such as marionettes, shadow puppetry and Bunraku . Hosted by puppeteer Grant Baciocco (The Jim Henson Company, Mystery Science Theatre 3000).

Latest Episodes

Nina Keogh (Today's Special, Mr. Dress-Up, The Santa Clause)

Nina Keogh puppeteered the rhyming Muffy Mouse on the show Today’s Special. Her other puppetry credits include work on the iconic Canadian kids shows, The Friendly Giant and Mr. Dressup as well as the 1994 Walt Disney Pictures film The Santa Clause.

63 minNOV 1
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Nina Keogh (Today's Special, Mr. Dress-Up, The Santa Clause)

Kevin Clash (Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal)

Kevin Clash made Sesame Street’s Elmo the global phenomenon he is today. He worked with The Muppets starring as Clifford, who went on to host Muppets Tonight. He puppeteered and voiced Master Splinter in the 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films and puppeteered Aughra in the Netflix Series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

94 minOCT 1
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Kevin Clash (Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal)

Tony Urbano (Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Dusty's Treehouse)

Tony Urbano is a puppeteer who was trained by and worked with master puppeteers such as Ralph Chessé and Bil and Cora Baird. Tony turned down a job offer from Jim Henson to focus on building his own career, a career that included hundreds of commercials and television and film work including Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Men In Black, Team America and many, many more.

97 minSEP 1
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Tony Urbano (Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Dusty's Treehouse)

Matt Vogel (Sesame Street, The Muppets)

Matt Vogel is a principal Muppet performer who took over the roles of Sesame Street’s Big Bird and The Count as well as the most recognizable puppet in the world, Kermit the Frog. He also performed the villainous Constantine inthe 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted and has made The Muppet’s Uncle Deadly the breakout fan favorite he is today.

61 minJUL 31
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Matt Vogel (Sesame Street, The Muppets)

Vent Haven Museum with curator Lisa Sweasy

The Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky is the world’s only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism housing close to 1000ventriloquist figures. I speak with Vent Haven’s curator Lisa Sweasy about the museum and it’s unique collection in this episode of Under The Puppet.

31 minJUL 15
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Vent Haven Museum with curator Lisa Sweasy

Jay Johnson (Soap, The Two And Only)

Ventriloquist Jay Johnson became a household name starring on the sitcom Soap as ventriloquist Chuck Campbell. He later then went on to win a Tony Award for his Broadway show The Two And Only. I talk to Jay John about his incredible career on this episode of Under The Puppet.

76 minJUL 1
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Jay Johnson (Soap, The Two And Only)

Aquarium of the Pacific's Pacific Pals

I sit down with The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Creative Arts in Science Supervisor Luke Richmond and Creative Arts in Science Education Coordinator and puppeteer Sarah Berman to talk about the Aquarium's use of puppetry in this episode of Under The Puppet.

52 minJUN 15
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Aquarium of the Pacific's Pacific Pals

2020 National Puppetry Conference with Ronnie Burkett

I talk to master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett, who is teaching a Master Class at the 2020 National Puppetry Conference, about his thoughts on the Conference and what those who tune in can expect!

24 minJUN 7
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2020 National Puppetry Conference with Ronnie Burkett

Cheryl Blaylock (Eureeka's Castle, The Muppets, Sesame Street)

Cheryl Blaylock puppeteered the character Eureeka on the hit Nickelodeon show Eureeka’s Castle. Other credits include work on Sesame Street, Oobi, The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth and several projects with The Muppets. I talk with Cheryl about these projects and more on this episode of Under The Puppet.

66 minJUN 1
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Cheryl Blaylock (Eureeka's Castle, The Muppets, Sesame Street)

Puppeteer Roundtable: Auditions with Donna Kimball and Allan Trautman

In this first Puppeteer Roundtable, I am joined by Donna Kimball (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal Age of Resistance) and AllanTrautman (Muppets, Happytime Murders) todiscuss the ins and outs of auditions and how puppeteers can take the best advantage of them.

57 minMAY 18
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Puppeteer Roundtable: Auditions with Donna Kimball and Allan Trautman

Latest Episodes

Nina Keogh (Today's Special, Mr. Dress-Up, The Santa Clause)

Nina Keogh puppeteered the rhyming Muffy Mouse on the show Today’s Special. Her other puppetry credits include work on the iconic Canadian kids shows, The Friendly Giant and Mr. Dressup as well as the 1994 Walt Disney Pictures film The Santa Clause.

63 minNOV 1
Comments
Nina Keogh (Today's Special, Mr. Dress-Up, The Santa Clause)

Kevin Clash (Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal)

Kevin Clash made Sesame Street’s Elmo the global phenomenon he is today. He worked with The Muppets starring as Clifford, who went on to host Muppets Tonight. He puppeteered and voiced Master Splinter in the 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films and puppeteered Aughra in the Netflix Series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

94 minOCT 1
Comments
Kevin Clash (Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal)

Tony Urbano (Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Dusty's Treehouse)

Tony Urbano is a puppeteer who was trained by and worked with master puppeteers such as Ralph Chessé and Bil and Cora Baird. Tony turned down a job offer from Jim Henson to focus on building his own career, a career that included hundreds of commercials and television and film work including Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Men In Black, Team America and many, many more.

97 minSEP 1
Comments
Tony Urbano (Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Dusty's Treehouse)

Matt Vogel (Sesame Street, The Muppets)

Matt Vogel is a principal Muppet performer who took over the roles of Sesame Street’s Big Bird and The Count as well as the most recognizable puppet in the world, Kermit the Frog. He also performed the villainous Constantine inthe 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted and has made The Muppet’s Uncle Deadly the breakout fan favorite he is today.

61 minJUL 31
Comments
Matt Vogel (Sesame Street, The Muppets)

Vent Haven Museum with curator Lisa Sweasy

The Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky is the world’s only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism housing close to 1000ventriloquist figures. I speak with Vent Haven’s curator Lisa Sweasy about the museum and it’s unique collection in this episode of Under The Puppet.

31 minJUL 15
Comments
Vent Haven Museum with curator Lisa Sweasy

Jay Johnson (Soap, The Two And Only)

Ventriloquist Jay Johnson became a household name starring on the sitcom Soap as ventriloquist Chuck Campbell. He later then went on to win a Tony Award for his Broadway show The Two And Only. I talk to Jay John about his incredible career on this episode of Under The Puppet.

76 minJUL 1
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Jay Johnson (Soap, The Two And Only)

Aquarium of the Pacific's Pacific Pals

I sit down with The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Creative Arts in Science Supervisor Luke Richmond and Creative Arts in Science Education Coordinator and puppeteer Sarah Berman to talk about the Aquarium's use of puppetry in this episode of Under The Puppet.

52 minJUN 15
Comments
Aquarium of the Pacific's Pacific Pals

2020 National Puppetry Conference with Ronnie Burkett

I talk to master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett, who is teaching a Master Class at the 2020 National Puppetry Conference, about his thoughts on the Conference and what those who tune in can expect!

24 minJUN 7
Comments
2020 National Puppetry Conference with Ronnie Burkett

Cheryl Blaylock (Eureeka's Castle, The Muppets, Sesame Street)

Cheryl Blaylock puppeteered the character Eureeka on the hit Nickelodeon show Eureeka’s Castle. Other credits include work on Sesame Street, Oobi, The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth and several projects with The Muppets. I talk with Cheryl about these projects and more on this episode of Under The Puppet.

66 minJUN 1
Comments
Cheryl Blaylock (Eureeka's Castle, The Muppets, Sesame Street)

Puppeteer Roundtable: Auditions with Donna Kimball and Allan Trautman

In this first Puppeteer Roundtable, I am joined by Donna Kimball (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal Age of Resistance) and AllanTrautman (Muppets, Happytime Murders) todiscuss the ins and outs of auditions and how puppeteers can take the best advantage of them.

57 minMAY 18
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Puppeteer Roundtable: Auditions with Donna Kimball and Allan Trautman
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