Hosted by Grant Baciocco (The Jim Henson Company, Mystery Science Theatre 3000), Under The Puppet is a Monthly show that talks to professional puppeteers about the business of puppetry to help aspiring puppeteers turn pro!

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Christine Papalexis (Muppets, Firefly, Men In Black, Amaterasu) – Under The Puppet #16

May 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Christine Papalexis is a puppeteer, puppet designer, puppet and costume maker and an artist.  She’s worked on many projects including The Muppets, Firefly, Spongebob Square Pants, Annabelle 2 and Men In Black II.  She has produced and directed her on puppet film, Amaterasu and she’s heavily involved with the Los Angeles Guild of puppetry.  Also this episode I talk about the puppet theatre at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, CA.

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE
WEBSITE – http://www.christinepapalexis.com
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/c.papalexis/
IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0660267/

CHILDREN’S FAIRYLAND
WEBSITE – http://fairyland.org
STORYBOOK STRINGS BOOK – http://a.co/3OQ1w40
MAKING PUPPETS THE “FAIRYLAND WAY” BOOK – http://a.co/7F6YVBs

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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Nina Conti (Family Tree, For Your Consideration, Live at the Apollo) – Under The Puppet #15

April 3, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode I speak with ventriloquist Nina Conti.  She was in HBO’s Family Tree and the Christopher Guest film For Your Consideration alongside her character Monkey.  She’s also performed her award winning shows to sold out crowds around the world.  In this interview I talk to Nina about her start in ventriloquism, how she developed her character Monkey, her thoughts on improvisation during her shows and more.  After the interview I talk a little more about improvisation and where you can look for improv classes in your area.

CONNECT WITH NINA
LOS ANGELES SHOW TICKETS – IN YOUR FACE NINA CONTI IS MONKEY
WEBSITE – http://www.ninaconti.net
YOUTUBE – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJQEUWX2pk_aNCjMKpFBTg
TWITTER –  https://twitter.com/ninaconti
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/nina.conti/
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0176376

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop (daughter of Shari Lewis) – Under The Puppet

April 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode we speak to Mallory Lewis, daughter of Shari Lewis, who took over performing the iconic character of Lamb Chop after her mother passed away.  In this interview we talk about the challenges in taking over performing such an iconic character, performing all around the world, winning the first ever ‘Mother-Daughter Emmy Award and more.  This is a fun interview with the performer of a legendary character.  I also talk about two books that are good starting points for puppeteers interested in ventriloquism: How To Become A Ventriloquies by Edgar Bergen and Ventriloquism For Fun And Profit by Paul Winchell.

CONNECT WITH MALLORY
WEBSITE – http://mallorylewisandlambchop.com
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/mallylewis
INSTAGRAM – http://www.instagram.com/malloryandlambchop
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0850350

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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13 – Pam Severns (Stan Against Evil, Amazon, MTV) – Under The Puppet

March 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This month we speak with Pam Severns who has puppeteered for IFC, Amazon and MTV.  She also performs regularly live with her vaudeville-style comedic puppetry.  We talk about her journey into the world of puppetry, taking classes at the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Boston, going to the National Puppetry Conference and more.  After the interview I talk briefly about Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams.

CONNECT WITH PAM
WEBSITE – http://pamseverns.com/index.html
SQUIRREL – https://youtu.be/snFlZY0lVRI
SHIPWRECKED – https://youtu.be/x6J5kGOS60s
YOUTUBE – https://www.youtube.com/pammadethis
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/pamueljackson
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/pamueljackson
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5705720/

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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12 Tim Blaney (Short Circuit, Men In Black, Mystery Science Theatre 3000)

February 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode I speak with puppeteer and voiceover artist, Tim Blaney.  Tim was Johnny 5 in the Short Circuit films and Frank the Pug in Men in Black.  He’s also worked for The Muppets, the Jim Henson Company and on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.  Tim and I talk about his beginnings, working with the legendary puppeteer Tony Urbano and more.

CONNECT WITH TIM
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0087456/

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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11 – Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street, Splash & Bubbles, Muppets Tonight) – Under The Puppet

January 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Leslie Carrara-Rudolph’s first big puppet job was working on Muppets Tonight alongside Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz and Kevin Clash to name a few.  Currently she is Abby Caddabby on Sesame Street and Bubbles in the Jim Henson Company show Splash & Bubbles.  In this interview we talk to Leslie about her puppetry work including developing characters, producing your own puppetry show and using puppets to perform outreach for kids.

CONNECT WITH LESLIE
WEBSITE – https://www.lesliecarrara-rudolph.com
LOLLY LARDPOP – http://lollysradioplaydate.com
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0139999/
FACEBOOK – http://www.facebook.com/lollylardpop
TWITTER – http://www.twitter.com/lollylardpop
INSTAGRAM – http://www.instagram.com/lollylardpop
BECKY RAY’S KIDNEY VIDEO – https://youtu.be/1yIw47VFvk8

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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010 – Bruce Lanoil (The Muppets, Dinosaurs, Jim Henson Company) – Under The Puppet

December 1, 2017

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This month I interview puppeteer Bruce Lanoil.  We speak of his work with The Muppets where he worked alongside Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson and more.  We also cover his work on the film Monkeybone, his first job in puppetry and his voiceover career.  After the interview, I talk about two fun books on puppet building by puppeteer John Kennedy.  Check out Puppet Mania! and Puppet Planet on Amazon.

CONNECT WITH BRUCE
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0487010/
DEMO REEL – https://youtu.be/4ZMSb6V3j3s

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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009 – Kevin Carlson (The Muppets, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Mr. Potato Head) – Under The Puppet

November 1, 2017

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Kevin Carlson has puppeteered for The Muppets, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Mr. Potato Head and more!  We talk about working on The Muppet Show: On Tour, working next to Jim Henson, the time he filled in for Gonzo and more.  After the interview, I talk about The Jim Henson Foundation which you can check out at http://www.HensonFoundation.org

CONNECT WITH KEVIN
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0137955/
TIMMY THE TOOTH – https://youtu.be/X8ugoj75bwQ

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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008 – Dan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape, Robot Chicken) – Under The Puppet

October 1, 2017

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode’s interview is with Dan Milano who is the creator and puppeteer of Greg the Bunny and Warren the Ape.  I talk to Dan about the influence of Jim Henson on his work, creating his own show and his thoughts on the commercial appeal of puppets.  After the interview, I talk about the benefits of visiting the Center for Puppetry Arts as well as the DragonCon Puppetry Track.

CONNECT WITH DAN
TWITTER – http://www.twitter.com/DanMilano
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0586850/

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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007 – Allan Trautman (Muppets, Jim Henson Company, Jungle Book) – Under The Puppet

September 1, 2017

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Allan Trautman has had a tremendous puppetry career which includes work with The Muppets, The Jim Henson Company and in feature films such as The Jungle Book.  We talk about his start on the show The Letter People, auditioning for projects and making the transition to director of Sid The Science Kid for The Jim Henson Company.  Also this episode we talk about the benefits of attending the National Puppetry Conference and the National Puppetry Festival.

CONNECT WITH ALLAN
WEBSITE – http://www.allantrautman.com
TWITTER – http://www.twitter.com/allantrautman
FACEBOOK – http://www.facebook.com/allansfans
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0871209/

TRUE MIRROR APP – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/truth-mirror/id582877764?mt=8

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring

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