Posted onMarch 30, 2023|Comments Off on Movin’ Right Along with Tough Pigs
As always, it’s a blast to hang out with the folks at Tough Pigs, and I’m always genuinely delighted when they ask me do A Thing with them. This time, I’m lending a hand talking with Anthony and Ryan about two of the saddest minutes from The Muppet Christmas Carol, minutes 71 and 72, as the Cratchits mourn the loss of Tiny Tim. We’ll talk about Miss Piggy’s acting abilities, debate why Scrooge can’t or won’t enter the Cratchit home, and try to figure out IF TINY TIM IS REALLY DEAD.
Posted onApril 4, 2020|Comments Off on Cabin Fever? Catch Me Talking Jim Henson with Tough Pigs
Stuck inside and looking for a break from your latest binge watch? The fine folks at Tough Pigs have got you covered with their new twice-a-week series “Cabin Fever,” where they interview folks from all over the Jim Henson/Muppet world. I was pretty thrilled to be asked to serve as one of their first guests — so here I am, with Joe and Ryan from Tough Pigs, coming to you live from my office in New Mexico. (Don’t be too impressed with my attire–I had on shorts with it…)
A couple of events for you to put on your calendar, if you’re in New York the week of October 7 (yes, I know I seem to be in New York a lot — I’ll be posting a few non-Big Apple venues here shortly).
On Thursday, October 10, I’ll be speaking at one of my favorite places in New York, the New York Society Library. I had the privilege of talking about Washington Irving here a few years ago (wow, was it really five years ago now?) and it’s a great room in a great building, in an organization that’s got some seriously cool history. I’ll be speaking in the Members Room, starting at 6:30 p.m. This is a ticketed event, open to the public. And it should be fun.
The next evening, on October 11, I’m delighted to be taking part in a panel at the New York ComiCon, hosted, moderated, and put together by Joe Hennes and Ryan Roe over at ToughPigs. Officially titled “Tough Pigs Presents: Jim Henson: The Biography: The Panel” (yeah, I see what you did there, Joe), we’re bringing along three special guests to sit on a panel with me to discuss Jim’s life and work: Muppet designer Bonnie Erickson, Henson Company archivist Karen Falk, and Sesame Street performer Fran Brill, who I’m thrilled to at last be meeting in person. This is yet another panel with a really deep bench when it comes to Jim Henson and the Muppets — heck, even the moderators are experts. So, if you’re at ComiCon and wanna learn more about Jim Henson, the Muppets, the Muppet performers, or any number of his projects, we’ll be in Room 1A01 at the Javits Center, starting at 7:45 p.m. Join us, won’t you? Thank you.