Category Archives: Richard Hunt

Funny Boy is Rowley Prize Finalist!

I’m proud to announce that Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography is one of three finalists for the Hazel Rowley prize from the Biographers International Organization. The prize helps first-time biographers find publishers for their books. Sweet email this morning … Continue reading

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‘Listen, React and Tell the Truth’: An Interview with Michael Earl

I am sorry to mark the passing of Michael Earl, a longtime puppeteer, whom Richard Hunt mentored as a young performer on Sesame Street. Earl briefly played Snuffleupagus, Forgetful Jones, and dozens of other roles in The Muppet Movie, The … Continue reading

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“The Muppets” (2015) – The Review!

The Muppets passes my most important test – it’s funny as hell. At moments, it’s old-school, Muppet Show funny — and that’s my highest praise. ~ Puppets are a great art form: They don’t die. The most beloved outlive those … Continue reading

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Fan Mail!

Writing is solitary, so it’s easy to forget that an audience is out there waiting for the book – until you get a wonderfully encouraging email from a complete stranger! Thanks to Julia Kosier of Wisconsin for this wonderful message.

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‘A Stranger in Paradise’: Richard Hunt as a Kid (Book Excerpt #2)

Today would have been Hunt’s 64th birthday. In honor of that, here’s another scoop from Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography. ~ At just five years old, Hunt made a gutsy attempt at a television debut, a prescient predecessor to … Continue reading

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