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Host - Patrick Bristow

Host - Patrick Bristow

 

Puppet Up! - Uncensored is a night of outrageous, off-the-cuff comedy...

...featuring 80 original puppets brought to life by a cast of world-class comedian puppeteers from The Jim Henson Company. Created by legendary puppeteer and award-winning director Brian Henson and directed by Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Puppet Up! - Uncensored is never the same show twice.

Based on suggestions from the audience, Patrick and his team of expert puppeteers create a hilarious two-shows-in-one: the improvised puppet action projected live on screens above the stage, with the puppeteers racing around below in full view of the audience. The show also features recreations of classic pieces originally created by Jim and Jane Henson, and Frank Oz that haven’t been seen by live audiences in decades.

This is no ordinary puppet show.

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Upcoming Shows


Upcoming Shows


Upcoming shows

On the historic Charlie Chaplin Soundstage at The Jim Henson Company Studio Lot in Hollywood, California

 

Saturday June 17, 2017
@ 6pm

 

Saturday June 17, 2017
@ 9pm

 
 

Normally closed to the public,  we are opening our doors to host Puppet Up Uncensored  on the historic Charlie Chaplin Soundstage at The Jim Henson Company Studio Lot in Hollywood, California.  The Jim Henson Company is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Headquartered in Los Angeles, this landmark complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities, is one of Hollywood’s premier locations for film, photography, music video, and commercial shoots. The Company is also home to the digital division of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group.

VIP TICKETS

There are a limited number of VIP tickets for purchase for the 6pm show.  

For VIP tourYOU MUST ARRIVE AT 4PM. Tour will start promptly at 4:15pm.

A VIP ticket includes: Studio Lot Tour, Preferred Seating, Photo-op with Brian Henson, 2 Drink Tickets and a Souvenir Puppet.

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Reviews


Reviews


 

reviews

 
 
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"You cannot imagine the mayhem that erupts when an uninhibited house takes its cues from the gifted lunatics onstage. As uproariously uncensored an adult entertainment as you could hope for without lap dancers!”

– LOS ANGELES TIMES

“The magic of first-rate Henson-style puppetry and the ribald joy of comedy.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

“Dark, innovative and hilarious, they reiterate the marvelous possibilities of puppets in the hands of masters like these.”

– chortle, Edinburgh, UK

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"Raunchy, trash-talking puppets that’d make Miss Piggy blush"

– New York Post

“It’s nearly impossible to spend the show’s two hours doing anything but laugh.Grade: A”

– Entertainment Weekly

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Producers


Producers


About Henson Alternative

Henson Alternative is The Jim Henson Company’s label for content created specifically and exclusively for adult audiences. In 1955, Jim Henson’s first television production “Sam & Friends” appeared on late-night television as a lead in to “The Tonight Show,” establishing a standard in the Company’s work for irreverent, creative comedy projects that spoke to adults. Appearances on “The Jimmy Dean Show,” “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and “Saturday Night Live,” as well as numerous short films for clients like IBM and AT&T, proved that Henson puppetry was not limited to children.  Today, Henson Alternative continues to produce and develop projects for this audience.  Credits include “No, You Shut Up!,” (Fusion), “Neil’s Puppet Dreams” (Nerdist), “Tinseltown” (Logo), “Puppet Up! – Uncensored” (a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 “Best Stage Shows” by Entertainment Weekly), and the upcoming feature film “Happytime Murders” currently in development with STX Entertainment. (www.hensonalternative.com)

 

About WestBeth Entertainment

WestBeth Entertainment has consistently delivered critically acclaimed, financially successful, groundbreaking productions and performances for over 30 years. WestBeth's ability to meld creative vision with financial and production savvy has created a unique company out of making artists’ and audience's dreams come true.

From Billy Connolly to Eddie Izzard, and The Jim Henson Company to John Leguizamo, WBE has been the creative catalyst, partner and producer of some of the most innovative performances and productions on the continent in venues throughout North America including Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Toronto’s Massey Hall, Chicago’s Chicago Theatre and even New York’s Radio City Musical Hall.

With entertainment and audience enjoyment being a key element, our most recent productions include: Eddie Izzard's 67 city Force Majeure American Tour; Billy Connolly's High Horse tour of Canada, the off-Broadway run of comedian Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime; Eric Idle’s What About Dick at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles; John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown on Broadway, the West End, and Colombia, South America; and the national tour, Off-Broadway, Australia tour and Edinburgh Fringe Festival runs of The Jim Henson Company’s Puppet Up, Uncensored!