We first learned about proud puppeteer Jonathan Kidder from his work on the show produced by Michelle Obama for Netflix, “Waffles and Mochi. “Now in an exclusive interview with Instinct Magazine, Jonathan talks about his journey and his new show on Fox-TV, “Let’s be real. “
Originally from Oakland, Calif., Jonathan recounts where he had his love for puppetry at an early age, inspired by his public art teacher and other children in his community with whom he grew up to work at the adulthood.
These days, Mr. Kidder is involved in a new project developed by comedy writer Robert Smigel (you probably know his work if you’re a Conan O’Brien fan; he developed “Triumph, the insult comic dog” ). Airing on Fox-TV later this spring, the show is called “Let’s be real“which is an American interpretation of the very popular and long-standing French series”The Guignols. âIn the original episode (available to stream on Hulu), Kidder plays the Trump puppet leading a Zoom call with Stormy Daniels. He also does Biden in another sketch, so this show is a great opportunity for Kidder to exhibit his many talents.
Kidder argues that puppets are a form of flirting and also talks about the influence “Wayland Flowers & Madame” had on him. It tells how this pioneering gay puppeteer from the 1980s performed on many TV shows of the era and helped break down the internal barriers we all carry between our male and female sides. Ultimately, puppets are a way for all of us, especially with children, to make us feel empowered, “to see the world through the eyes of the puppet … to be confident in their development and to give us that spark of joy â.
To watch this amazing artist at work, log on to Netflix and find him out at âWaffles + Mochi.He plays alongside Michelle Obama the bee who always has a funny opinion about where those around him go and what they eat.
For our interview with Jonathan, watch the video below: