SNL Alum Bobby Moynihan to Host THE MUPPETS TAKE THE BOWL

SNL Alum Bobby Moynihan to Host THE MUPPETS TAKE THE BOWL

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and The Muppets Studio announced today that Bobby Moynihan will be a "very special guest star" at The Muppets Take the Bowl live stage show on September 8, 9 and 10 at the Hollywood Bowl.

Fresh from his incredible nine-year run on Saturday Night Live and just prior to launching his new sitcom Me, Myself & I, this fall, BobbyMoynihan has decided to put his entire career in the hands of the Muppets. As the host of The Muppets Take the Bowl for three amazing nights at the Hollywood Bowl, Bobby will flaunt his incandescent comedic talents, plus be forced to do things he's never done before, such as tripping the light fantastic with Kermit the Frog, creating culinary chaos with The Swedish Chef, making comedy magic with Fozzie Bear, and, of course, avoiding the wrath of Statler & Waldorf. Fasten your funny belt, it's going to be a hilarious ride!

"I am so wildly excited to host The Muppets Take the Bowl at the Hollywood Bowl. This is a dream come true. I have been a fan of the Muppets my entire life and to be part of this live show is mind blowing. I've never done anything like this before..., for instance, why does Gonzo want me to get in a cannon filled with tapioca?" saidBobby Moynihan. "The fans are in for a treat. It's pure Muppet magic and joy."

"When I found out that Bobby is a fan of mine and that he has never been shot out of a cannon or dipped fully-clothed into tapioca, I knew he'd be the perfect guest star for our show," said The Great Gonzo. "I promise that the audience - and Bobby - will be amazed, surprised and utterly stupefied by what happens on stage at the Hollywood Bowl."

Other highlights include the fabulous Miss Piggy in a show-stopping musical performance; Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, with legendary drummer Animal, rocking the Bowl; debuts of all-new original chapters of Pigs in Space, Veterinarian's Hospital and Muppet Labs; and many more extraordinary surprises - including a spectacular fireworks finale, kicked-off by Crazy Harry.

The Muppets Take the Bowl is the Muppets' first-ever dedicated live show. Overflowing with original music, classic Muppet songs, dancing, a singing-diva pig, fan-favorite sketches and parodies, boomerang fish and heaven knows what else, the show invites audiences of all ages to join the entire Muppets cast, along with Bobby, conductor Thomas Wilkins, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and special celebrity guests for a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable event!

The curtain will rise for the first show on Friday, September 8, at 8:00 p.m., followed by encore performances on Saturday, September 9, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Watch a special video announcement about the event from Fozzie Bear below!

About Bobby Moynihan Bobby Moynihan is a celebrated comedian and actor. This year, he wrapped his ninth and final season as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he originated beloved characters such as Drunk Uncle and Riblet on "Weekend Update," Anthony Crispino, and the popular David S. Pumpkins sketch with Tom Hanks and Mikey Day. On film, Moynihan's credits include The Secret Life of Pets, Inside Out, Monsters University, The Invention of Lying, and When in Rome, while TV credits include Girls,The Simpsons, We Bear Bears, DuckTales, and Nature Cat. Moynihan can next be seen in the new CBS single-camera comedy series Me, Myself & I, debuting this fall.

About the Muppets For over 60 years, the Muppets have entertained film and television audiences with their unique blend of heart and humor. The creation of the late visionary Jim Henson, the Muppets are among the world's most recognized and beloved characters. Since the Muppets joined The Walt Disney Company in 2004, they have starred in award-winning feature films, a primetime TV series, television specials and movies, music videos, and original online content. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and the rest of the zany bunch have made hundreds of high-profile appearances, have their own attractions at Walt Disney World, and are featured in a wide array of Muppet merchandise. Follow the Muppets at:twitter.com/TheMuppets

Photo credit_ Mary Ellen Matthews_NBC

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