I first became aware that I might have a problem with puppets when my friends’ responses to my collection went from “Oh, you have puppets? That’s cool!” to “Why do you have so many puppets?” My name is Ben Siemon…and I'm a puppetholic. It’s not easy for me to publicly acknowledge this terrible disease and the stigma that it carries. Grown adults who own an unus
So I spent most of my 2006 tax refund on puppets: a mom, dad, kids, grandma, grandpa, and an Asian woman that could double as a chef and a safari explorer (better safe than sorry I guess). I assembled a group of talented improvisers called "Puppet Party!" and…we were pretty awful. Shortly after, the Jim Henson Company launched their own puppet improv show that wa
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