The Ridiculous Puppet Company
Based in Minneapolis, MN, The Ridiculous Puppet Company was founded in 2012 by award winning puppeteer Jeff Neppl as a means to entertain and bring characters to life through recorded media, live performance, and collaborative works. It is committed to producing puppets and performances of the highest quality.
Jeff is the owner, creative director, and lead puppeteer for The Ridiculous Puppet Company. A puppeteer for over 10 years, Jeff loves bringing characters to life, and his ever growing passion for the art form fueled the creation of The Ridiculous Puppet Company. His film and television credits include the adult puppet comedy series "Transylvania Television", the Saturday morning children's program "The Choo Choo Bob Show," as well as commercials for the Minnesota State Lottery, Rapala fishing lures, and Ameristar Casinos. As a live performer, Jeff and his puppet Felton have been a staple of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival since 2007, and he has performed at various renaissance festivals, variety shows, and theatre and puppetry festivals around the world. He is a member of the Puppeteers of America and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
Megan is an independent puppet builder who works closely with Jeff to bring the puppets from concept to reality. A seamstress her whole life, Megan’s tremendous knowledge of fabrics and their applications, in addition to her considerable sewing skills, are valuable assets in the creation of the puppet characters. She enjoys the technical challenges of building puppets, as well as seeing them come to life through performance.