I agree with the folks who suggest to start your own puppet troupe. I finally got my act together in 2010 and started to perform in public. Last year I perform my original puppet show all over Cincinnati with puppets I created, singing songs I wrote, in a stage that I built. No, it's not working for Henson/Disney.... it's better! It's MY imagination making children laugh and sing! There is nothing that can compare. Sure, I still have a day job to feed my family, health insurance, pay the mortgage, etc. But my puppets are getting me on television, radio, and paying my way to the 2013 National Puppetry Festival this summer! I am sure there are new puppeteers who have brilliant characters, jokes, songs, skits to tell. Let's see 'em! YOU are the next superstar puppeteer! Puppets ROCK!