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Joel Hodgson, Creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), comes to the Drafthouse on Jan. 18th!

Joel Hodgson appears in person for two special events at The Ritz on 01/18!

Joel Hodgson, Creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), comes to the Drafthouse on Jan. 18th!

Joel Hodgson, creator of the Peabody Award-winning TV series MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (MST3K), is coming to the Drafthouse on Friday, January 18th for one evening worth of gut-busting glory!

Hodgson will appear at the Ritz for his brand new one-man show, “Riffing Myself,” wherein he opens up about both his personal and professional life, including the very origin of his comedic career (the stuff of legends!) which begins with a quest to find the ultimate ventriloquist dummy and spirals out in a hundred other different unpredictable directions. Hodgson will detail his lifelong pursuit of creatively entertaining people in new and exciting ways, all the while citing the career influences that led to the invention of an entirely new comedic art form: movie riffing! With humble beginnings at a local public access TV station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MST3K was born and Hodgson was off to stardom. The long-running series had a healthy ten-year run, variously appearing on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi channel throughout the years.

Joel Hodgson Live: “Riffing Myself” starts at 7:00 PM on January 18th!

Hodgson will also stick around for a romp with the Alamo Drafthouse’s own signature movie-mocking crew, Master Pancake, all of whom were inspired by Hodgson’s TV series. In fact, the Master Pancake troupe originally called themselves 'Mister Sinus Theater' before a certain cease-and-desist fell into their laps. But that was ages ago and the Master Pancake fellas are more than honored to welcome Hodgson, the maestro of movie-riffing to join them for this special presentation. Hodgson and the Master Pancake team are keeping their title of choice a mystery, but trust us: you won’t want to miss this Master Pancake!

MP: Mystery Show w/ Joel Hodgson starts at 10:00 PM on January 18th!

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Whether your favorite riff is the now-classic MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE or the cinematic mindsludge SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS, we'll see you at the Ritz on 01/18! Tickets are on sale now! (Sam Prime)

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