Under The Puppet is a monthly show that talks to professional puppeteers about the business of puppetry to help aspiring puppeteers turn pro!  Hosted by Grant Baciocco (The Jim Henson Company, Mystery Science Theatre 3000).

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Willie Tyler (Laugh-In, Motorcity Revue, Hello Dummy) – Under The Puppet #55

January 1, 2021

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Willie Tyler is a ventriloquist who, along with his partner Lester, has been making a living in show business since the 1960s when he was hired as the MC for Motown’s Motorcity Review.  He joined the cast of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in in 1972 and has appeared in countless tv shows, commercials and films since.  He’s opened for such heavy hitters as Sammy Davis Jr, Ann-Margaret, Gladys Knight & the Pips and Frank Sinatra.  Willie Tyler is a legend and he is my guest on this episode of Under The Puppet.

Also, this month you can win a one of a kind Under The Puppet Special edition Doweling Puppet handmade by David Stephens of All Hands Productions.  Listen to the episode to find out how to enter!

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CONNECT WITH WILLIE:
WEBSITE: http://willieandlester.com
DOCUMENTARY: https://www.hello-dummy.com
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0878939
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_wvWMHPP_VYvDmUqNRkSaQ
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/willietylerandlester
INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/willieandlester

DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:

Paul Winchell – TV Show

Maher School of Ventriloquism – Fred Maher

Motortown Revue

Apollo Theater

Stevie Wonder

Copacabana

The Temptations

Four Tops

The Mike Douglas Show

The Merv Griffin Show

Eddie Rabbit

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In

Lola Falana

Bob Einsten

Albert Brooks

Sammy Davis Jr.

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Vent Haven

W.S. Berger

Edgar Bergen

TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes

Sherri Lewis

Ron Lucas

Hello Dummy Documentary

The Jeffersons

CLIPS HEARD IN THIS EPISODE:
WHAT GOES AROUND: https://youtu.be/i1MRoz9zUwk
DRIVE-IN: https://youtu.be/yYobty1TMJE
SPY: https://youtu.be/wtWqOyzAD3M

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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