I am Noel MacNeal! I'm the Bear in the Big Blue House, John Oliver's resident puppeteer, and creator of the Show Me Show: a puppet show for autistic kids and their friends! AMA!
Hello, Reddit! Nice to meet you!
I'm a professional puppeteer who has worked with Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and many others. I was Bear on Disney's Bear In The Big Blue House, an iconic children's show for the millennial generation.
I'm also the resident puppeteer for John Oliver's Last Week Tonight and I'm currently in development for a puppet show for autistic kids and their friends. It's called the Show Me Show and if you'd like to support, that'd be awesome: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1204190089/the-show-me-show
I'd love to talk to you about being a professional puppeteer, working with legends like Jim Henson, or anything about my years as Bear! I'd also love to answer any questions about the show I'm creating for autistic kids and their friends as autism is an issue dear to my heart. TBH, I didn't even know about Reddit until a friend of mine told me about it an I'm PUMPED! Sooooo, Ask Me Anything!!