- Charley Rico, Westside News
- Quest Newspapers
- June 06, 2012
He’s gone from mimicking Sesame Street as a child to controlling porn-addicted puppets on stage and puppeteer Brett Hansen couldn’t be happier.
For the show, Hansen is breathing life into the puppets Trekkie Monster and Nicky.
Trekkie Monster is similar to Cookie Monster but instead of being addicted to cookies, he’s addicted to porn.
And Nicky is just like Ernie from Bert and Ernie but he lives with his closeted gay roommate Rod.
Mr Hansen said he had been practising his puppetry since he got his first puppet at the age of two or three.
“I had a duck and a hippopotamus and I used to have them on my hands while I watched Sesame Street and I’d just mimic what I saw,” he said.
Avenue Q is on at the Brisbane Arts Theatre and runs until July 14.