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  • Aug. 28, 2017
  • Former Saturday Night Live star to join The Muppets Take the Bowl, a three-night sensational, inspirational, first-ever dedicated live show!

    Three Nights Only:
    September 8 and 9, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.
    September 10, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

    Los Angeles, CA. August 28, 2017 - 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, Bobby Moynihan 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?" said Bobby 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 SpaceVeterinarian'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.

    View a special video announcement about the event from Fozzie Bear:

    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:

    About Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
    Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings their Company's stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Global Licensing, Disney Retail, Publishing and Digital Media, and Games, Apps, and Labs. The segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations and bring the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans around the world.

    About the Hollywood Bowl
    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone. In February 2017, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the thirteenth year in a row at the 28th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.


  • Contact:

    LA Phil: Sophie Jefferies,, 213.972.3422
    LA Phil: Laura B. Cohen, LC Media,, 310.867.3897
    Disney/Muppets: Brian Nelson,, 408.453.6112