PRESS RELEASE

April 23, 2008

HENSON ALTERNATIVE ANNOUNCES SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR PUPPET UP!™ UNCENSORED, THE INTERNATIONAL SMASH SKETCH COMEDY SHOW FOR ADULTS

ALL LIVE PERFORMANCES TO TAKE PLACE AT AVALON HOLLYWOOD

~”It’s unshackled creativity.”~ -Sydney’s Daily

Hollywood, CA (April 23rd, 2008) – Puppet Up! – Uncensored, the international smash sketch comedy show for adults, announces its return engagement at Avalon Hollywood. Presented by Henson Alternative, the brand from The Jim Henson Company for adult audiences, in association with Avalon Hollywood, Puppet Up! – Uncensored is a hilarious demonstration of what happens when the perilous and provocative forms of traditional comedic improvisation are mixed with a bunch of puppets! www.puppetup.com.

With a motley group of characters brought to life by the world renowned puppeteers of The Jim Henson Company, this is not your average night at the improv, and it is definitely not for children. But all others are welcome to enjoy the uninhibited anarchy of live puppet performance as never seen before. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph says, “It’s naughty, fast, funny and has freaky-looking puppets.”

This series of performances will take place at the Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. Performance dates are:

  • Saturday, May 24
  • Saturday, June 21
  • Saturday, July 26
  • Saturday, August

All shows will start at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.). Tickets are available online at: www.avalonhollywood.com or by calling 323-462-8900 (reserved floor seating: $35; general balcony admission with limited seating: $30). Dinner discounts are available at Honey, the bistro conveniently located inside Avalon Hollywood. Restaurant guests can present their show ticket to receive a complimentary cocktail with their meal (meals valued at least $20 per person, other restrictions apply). For more information and dinner reservations please call 323.462.8900.

About Avalon Hollywood

In 2002 the original Hollywood Playhouse, and previously infamous Palace, was transformed by a state-of-the-art face lift orchestrated by John Lyons and Steve Adelman. Avalon Hollywood has grown into one of the most prestigious venues for live performances and special events. Its stage is home to the Beatles first west coast performance and the first broadcast of the American Music Awards. The list of performers is legendary: Rolling Stones, Madonna and Nirvana, to current entertainers such as Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas to name a few. http://www.avalonhollywood.com