Stand-up is a tough tough business. Particularly when you’re a puppet. Oft-maligned as dull-witted and naturally unfunny, puppets have long been viewed, in the comedy industry, as “worse than women.” But we’re not gonna take it any more! The puppet comic community is about to stand up (get it?). No ventriloquists here, bitches.
Don’t miss this unique showcase of eighteen of the best puppet comics working today. DC hasn’t seen such a massive public amassment of comic talent since Cherry Red Productions’ live retelling of the dirtiest joke of all time, The Aristocrats, in August of 2011.
“Puppet Stand-Up” will be produced by Ian Allen (former artistic director of Cherry Red), in association with the Puppet Liberation Organization (viva la raza!), and Your Mom (decency forbids further description). Production design by Rhonda Key. Sound by Paul Vodra. Lights by Jason Milner. Stage Management by Jason Milner and Amanda Williams. Associate producers Jennifer Ambrosino, Judith Baicich, Sara Cormeny, Chris Griffin, and Pete Miller.