This story is part of the fall season of content produced for the School of Journalism’s The 25th Hour.
When comedian Bobby Knauff reached a low point in his battle with addiction, he realized he had to make a drastic change to improve his life.
Knauff combined his creative spirit and his love for Muppets to create a puppet, Andre the Alien.
Now five years sober, Knauff uses Andre in his comedy act, to step away from his personal problems and look at his life through a more lighthearted lens.
Produced by: Emily Vaz, Valerie Patulot, Madeleine Van Clieaf
Additional photos courtesy of Bobby Knauff
Additional videos courtesy of Bobby Knauff
Music: “Ubiquitous” by Diamond Ortiz. Youtube Audio Library. Youtube Audio Library License. “Until We Meet Again” by Joe Bagale. Youtube Audio Library. Youtube Audio Library License.