COMEDIAN/writer/puppeteer David Liebe Hart became a recognizable face from his time singing bizarre songs and puppeteering on Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Good Job!, but his stint on the absurdist Adult Swim hit show is a mere chapter in his storied life.
Hart moved to L.A. in 1976 to pursue a career in acting and music. As a child, he was surrounded by puppet shows; a Christian Scientist, Hart got his start on Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Show was born on public access; in the early ‘90s, he even appeared on Golden Girls and Wings.
Hart is touring in support of his latest album, Astronaut. Once again, he’s teamed up with collaborator Jonah Mociun as a backing musician, creating electronic adaptations of Hart’s old work and sharing new songs, as well. Hart advises that there will be even more puppetry this time, plenty of songs about life, love, aliens, and eating your veggies.
“We’re going to have a wonderful show,” he says. “Comedy, puppeteering, music, filled with a lot of laughter, joy, enthusiasm, and fun.”
When we spoke on the phone, Hart was excited to announce that, after this tour, he’s teaming back up with old Tim & Eric collaborator John C. Reilly, a.k.a. Dr. Steve Brule, and Abso Lutely Productions (Tim & Eric, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Birthday Boys) for something new—stay tuned.
Thursday, September 17, 9 p.m.