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Stars Join Puppets For Puppetry Fundraiser

On Saturday, May 5th, celebrities and puppet VIPs showed their support for puppetry when The Jim Henson Company hosted the second “Puppets for Puppetry” on its historic Hollywood lot.

Host Chris Hardwick takes a selfie with the cast of Puppets for Puppetry

The event raised funds for the Atlanta-based Center for Puppetry Arts, and honored the esteemed puppeteer Caroll Spinney, best known to fans around the world as the performer of the iconic Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. The unique live performance was hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick and featured special guests Jack McBrayer, Bobby Moynihan, and Grammy Award-winner Jason Mraz (“I’m Yours”).

Jason Mraz and Big Bird at Center for Puppetry Arts' Puppets for Puppetry honoring Caroll Spinney

The unforgettable evening raised well over $225,000 for the Center and included tribute music and sketches from Sesame Street cast members Matt Vogel, Eric Jacobson, David Rudman,

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