According to a comment reply on Matt's facebook page he is the current performer of Big Bird. That could mean a lot of different things. I've noticed that Matt and Eric have been filling in more frequently but I still saw them as understudies with Caroll's Big Bird and Oscar still appearing on the actual show itself. I've sent him a comment reply hoping to see if he could shed some light on the situation and Caroll's current professional relationship with the show as I'm hoping this isn't like the Gordon, Bob Luis situation with nothing official being announced, with them dropping the ball on us later.
Well I know he was just doing puppeteering at some live events and mainly doing just the voice on the show however, from all the information I gathered prior to this I assumed he was still the official performer, as Jerry Nelson was the official performer while Matt filled in for the puppeteering.
Quick question do you know of any live appearances from Caroll other than the Below the Frame episode a few weeks back? Anywhere from October 2016 to now? Just anything on video or audio? Also, do you know if the second interview was from 2017 or just published then?
I'm positive that the second interview is from 2017. I don't know of any recent live appearances Caroll made. EDIT: Disregard what I said. I found this from November of 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhQ72c97-Hs