Neil Stephen Cicierega (born August 23, 1986) is an American YouTube artist, comedian, actor, filmmaker, puppeteer, singer, musician, and animator. He is the creator of the genre of Flash animation known as "Animutation", and has released several albums as a musician under the name of "Lemon Demon" and a series of mashup albums more recently under his own name. He is from Kingston, Massachusetts, USA. He is most famous for Potter Puppet Pals and the Mysterious Ticking Noise and won The 2008 YouTube Awards in the Comedy category.
Potter Puppet Pals
Cicierega's Potter Puppet Pals is a comedy series which parodies Harry Potter. It originated as a pair of Flash animations on Newgrounds in 2003, and later resurfaced in the form of a series of live action puppet shows released onto YouTube and PotterPuppetPals.com, starting in 2006 and continuing to the present. The central characters of the Harry Potter series are portrayed simply by puppets. The most successful Potter Puppet Pals video, The Mysterious Ticking Noise, currently has over 165,000,000 views (as of December 2015). Cicierega has done puppetry live at Harry Potter-themed events.