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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Paul Fusco (ALF, Dumbo’s Circus, Space Cats) – Under The Puppet #23

December 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Paul Fusco is the creator and puppeteer of one of the most recognizable puppets in the world, ALF.  In this interview, I talk with Paul about the creation of ALF, his work with Disney on Dumbo’s Circus, his post-ALF show Space Cats and more.  There is a lot of good advice in here for creators who’d like to build a world around their puppet characters.

MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
ALF ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA – https://youtu.be/4mXA3N28ViU
SPACE CATS – https://youtu.be/agIoX9r_5nM

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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Sam Koji Hale & Mallory O’Meara (Yamasong: March of the Hollows) – Under the Puppet #22

November 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Recorded live during the DragonCon Puppetry Track in Atlanta, this is a great panel discussion about puppet filmmaking with creator and puppeteer Sam Koji Hale and producer Mallory O’Meara.  We discuss the genesis and production of the film Yamasong: March of the Hollows and there is a ton of great advice about making your own puppet film.

CONNECT WITH SAM KOJI HALE:
WEBSITE – http://mightypug.com
IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1199352/
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/samkojihale/

CONNECT WITH MALLORY O’MEARA:
WEBSITE – http://www.malloryomeara.com
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/malloryomeara
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/malloryomeara
PODCAST – http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/reading-glasses

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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Annett Mateo (Seattle Children’s Theatre, Puppetlandia, Cotton Gin) – Under the Puppet #21

October 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Recorded live at Felt-A-Con in Seattle, Washington, this is a wonderful interview with puppeteer and builder Annett Mateo who is the Master Puppet Artisan for Seattle’s Children’s Theatre.  She also owns her own puppet building company Puppetlandla. In this interview we talk about her career and many of the projects she has worked on. 

CONNECT WITH ANNETT:
WEBSITE – http://puppetlandia.com
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/Puppetlandia

CROW PUPPET VIDEO – https://youtu.be/HZppvGha6vM

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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Michael Paul Ziegfeld (Sesame Street, Jim Henson Company, MTV) – Under the Puppet #20

September 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode, my guest is Michael Paul Ziegfeld who has puppeteered for Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company and also created a puppet web series for MTV.  He’s also created and toured his own stage show.  He’s opened for James Brown, Joan Rivers and Don Rickles to name a few.  He also is a very active voiceover artist having lent his talents to Pixar and Disney.  In this interview we talk to Michael Paul Ziegfeld about meeting Jim Henson, participating in Henson Workshops and performing on cruise ships and for corporate gigs.  There’s a lot of great advice in this interview!

CONNECT WITH MICHAEL
WEBSITE – https://michaelpaulonline.com
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/MichaelPaulLive

INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/MichaelPaulOnline/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/MichaelPaulOnline

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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Two Live Recordings in August 2018 – Under The Puppet PROMO #002

August 8, 2018

http://www.underthepuppet.com – Join the fun at two LIVE Under the Puppet recordings in August 2018! The first is August 11, in Seattle, WA! The second is August 31, at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA! Tickets and info at underthepuppet.com/live

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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Kirk R. Thatcher (Muppets, Dinosaurs, Star Trek VI, Return of the Jedi) – Under The Puppet #19

August 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – This episode we have a bit of a different perspective on the art and business of puppetry as we interview writer, director and creator Kirk R. Thatcher.  Kirk has fantastic stories about working on Return of the Jedi and Star Trek IV.  He also worked closely with Jim Henson.  We discuss a bit of how he works and I get his thoughts on pitching projects and what directors look for when casting puppeteers.

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TWITTER – https://twitter.com/kirkthatcher
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/kirkthatcher/

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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Steve Hall (Shotgun Red, Nashville Now, Hee Haw) – Under The Puppet #18

July 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – For 10 years, Shotgun Red served as the puppet co-host of Nashville Now. He also spent ten years on Hee Haw and hosted the first country music video program, Country Clips.  This episode I chat with Steve Hall about his amazing career puppeteering Shotgun Red.  After the interview I talk about local puppet television shows and I’d love to hear your favorites.

CONNECT WITH STEVE
WEBSITE – http://shotgunred.com
IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4897178

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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Phillip Huber (Being John Malkovich, Oz the Great and Powerful, Muppets) – Under the Puppet #17

June 1, 2018

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Phillip Huber is internationally known as an “artist with marionettes.”  He has performed in venues and on cruise ships all over the world and is critically acclaimed for his work in films such as Being John Malkovich and Oz the Great and Powerful.  Phillip is no stranger to hand puppets either having worked with The Muppets.  We talk about all this and more in this extended interview.  After the interview, I point those eager to learn more about marionettes to The Complete Book of Marionettes.

CONNECT WITH PHILLIP
WEBSITE – http://www.hubermarionettes.com
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/hubpuppet
IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0399388/

The Complete Book of Marionettes by Mabel & Les Beaton can be found here – http://a.co/fm9brew


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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
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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.

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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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