July 12, 2022

Puppet Up! – Uncensored is Back featuring New Surprises for Five Special Performances at The Jim Henson Company’s Historic Hollywood Soundstage

Tickets On Sale Now for Upcoming Performances of Acclaimed Live Comedy Show from Henson Alternative 

Hollywood, CA (July 12, 2022): Henson Alternative’s Puppet Up! – Uncensored returns for an outrageous summer weekend for five performances only of adult comedy, puppet mayhem, and new surprises on The Jim Henson Company’s historic lot in Hollywood. Tickets to the not-to-be-missed production are on sale now: Friday, August 12th at 8pm, Saturday, August 13th at 5pm & 9pm and Sunday, August 14th at 3pm & 7pm.

Created by award-winning director and producer Brian Henson (Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island), and actor, director, and improv expert Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Puppet Up! – Uncensored is never the same show twice, effortlessly blending increasingly unhinged feats of improv comedy with the unparalleled skill and originality of Henson puppeteers. Based on suggestions from the audience, the puppet anarchy – starring the unforgettable Miskreant puppets – is two shows in one: the improvised puppet action projected live on screens above the stage, and the puppeteers racing around below in full view of the audience to bring it all to life. These five performances will also feature new interpretations of classic sketches originally created by Jim Henson that will be making their Puppet Up! – Uncensored debut.

Available tickets include General Admission ($60) and VIP tickets ($150; includes priority seating, a souvenir, and a 90-minute preshow experience with a tour and question & answer with Brian Henson). A limited amount of advance purchase parking is also available for $15.00. Doors open and full cash bar will be available starting an hour before the show. Puppet Up! – Uncensored is not recommended for anyone under 16 and anyone under 14 will not be admitted.

Puppet Up! – Uncensored is following all local health and safety protocols. Vaccination is appreciated but guests will not have to provide proof of vaccination. Face masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

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 “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” (Netflix), “The Happytime Murders” (STX), “No, You Shut Up!” (Fusion), “Neil’s Puppet Dreams” (Nerdist), “Tinseltown” (Logo), and “Puppet Up! – Uncensored” (a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 “Best Stage Shows” by Entertainment Weekly).

The Miskreant Puppets are the motley troupe of puppets featured in many Henson Alternative productions like “The Happytime Murders,” “Puppet Up! – Uncensored,” and “No, You Shut Up!” as well as Coldplay’s recent music video “Biutyful.”

WESTBETH ENTERTAINMENT is a unique company that has produced live entertainment for over 35 years with artists such as Billy Connolly, Noel Fielding, John Leguizamo, Eric Idle, and The Jim Henson Company. Our most recent productions include Eddie Izzard’s Wunderbar, Hannah Gadsby’s Nannette and Douglas, and Professor Brian Cox’s Universal Adventures in Space and Time in multiple cities across the US and Canada, as well as award winning Australian comedy troupe Aunty Donna premiering 2 hit shows across North America.

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Nicole Goldman
The Jim Henson Company