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RIP Phyllis George

Phyllis George wasn’t just Miss America and a sportscaster; she was The Muppet Show‘s best guest star! (At least according to them.) Her death reminded me of when the Muppets bestowed that title on her, with this great song from … Continue reading

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Let Hunt’s Spirit Cheer You

What would Richard Hunt do during these times? He’d definitely be livestreaming from his living room. I also imagine him driving around to see friends stuck at home, delivering them supplies and singing and dancing on their front lawns. Or … Continue reading

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NEW! Funny Boy Excerpt: Audition

Hunt bounded like a big puppy into his June 1970 Muppet audition, a voluble frenzy of restless energy. “Ask any of the originals what Richard was like at 19 or 20,” Hunt recalled laughingly. “Boing-boing-boing-boing. People would just sit there, … Continue reading

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Jane Hunt 1928-2019

Richard Hunt’s amazing mom Jane died earlier this week, just a month short of her 91st birthday. She was a wonderful lady and a big part of why he was such a great performer and kind person. She was also … Continue reading

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Celebrating Stonewall 50: Two New Reviews!

My two new reviews in the Indypendent highlight how the LGBT movement is looking back at its history — and looking forward at the same time. “Gay Old Brooklyn” is a review of Hugh Ryan’s new book When Brooklyn Was … Continue reading

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