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Thursday, January 7 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Rifftrax: Night of the Shorts VI: Riffy Potter and the Half-Blood Riff with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett and guest riffers John Hodgman, Adam Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary Jo Pehl, Bridget Nelson, Janet Varney and Cole Stratton

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Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and Rifftrax.com return to SF Sketchfest for a sixth edition of RiffTrax Shorts -- the guys will take on some of the worst PSA, educational, scientific and promotional shorts of yesteryear, and riff them into submission.

Joining the terrific trio are guest riffers John Hodgman ("The Daily Show"), Adam Savage ("Mythbusters"), Paul F. Tompkins ("Best Week Ever"), original MST3K writers and performers Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Nelson, and frequent RiffTrax Presents team Cole Stratton ("Pop My Culture Podcast") and Janet Varney ("The Legend of Korra").

www.rifftrax.com $30 All Ages

Performers
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Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett is a principal writer and performer for RiffTrax.com. He’s also a former writer and actor for the cult TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," providing the voice and puppetry for the robot Crow (v. 2.0); as well as playing the all-powerful but clueless alien The Observer (a.k.a. “Brain Guy”) and occasional other strange characters. | | Corbett is also a screenwriter and playwright. His screenplay "Starship Dave," co-written... Read More →
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John Hodgman

Before he went on television, JOHN HODGMAN was a simple writer, humorist, expert, and Former Professional Literary Agent living in New York City. In this capacity, he has served as the Humor Editor for the New York Times Magazine, frequent contributor to “This American Life,” advice columnist for McSweeney’s, comic book reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and a freelance journalist specializing in food, culture, non-wine alcohol... Read More →
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Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy has cultivated the act of talking back to the movies into an art form and a career. For ten years on the Peabody Award-winning series “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” Kevin wrote, directed, and starred as the plucky red robot Tom Servo. Classic episodes of MST3K, as its legion of fans call it, continue to be one of Rhino Home Video’s top-selling DVD series. He can be heard riffing with Mike Nelson and Bill Corbett at... Read More →
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Bridget Nelson

Bridget Jones Nelson was a writer and performer on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" playing such roles as Nuvenna: Woman of the future, Drunk Girl, Lisa Loeb, Flavia Roman Princess and Mr. B Natural. | | Since then she has continued in the very important role of being Mrs. Michael J. Nelson. Together they have raised two sons and are enjoying an empty nest. Bridget continues to appear in television commercials and print ads and is a regular... Read More →
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Michael J. Nelson

Michael J. Nelson is the former host and writer of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Since that time, he has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, penned a regular column for TV Guide, and authored best-selling books for both HarperCollins and Abrams. | | In 2006 Nelson partnered with Legend Films to found RiffTrax, debuting with a solo commentary track which could be downloaded and played along... Read More →
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Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo Pehl is a former writer and villain on "Mystery Science Theater 3000." In addition to playing the evil nemesis Pearl Forrester, she also played an array of bit parts, including a space mom, an overly-friendly neighbor, a trailer trash party girl, and Jan-In-The-Pan, a head without a body. | | She toured for several years with Cinematic Titanic, a live stage version of MST3K. Mary Jo has contributed to Salon.com, Minnesota Monthly... Read More →
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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about anything else you can think of. | | The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to hold... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton wears a lot of hats. Not literal ones, as he has a tiny head and it just doesn't look right. He is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy. Now in its fifteenth year, the festival has featured performers like Tenacious D, Conan O'Brien, Alan Arkin, Gene Wilder, The Kids in the Hall, The State, Mr. Show, Garry... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up" and the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins. He is also the voice of "Mr. Peanutbutter" for the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" and plays "Dean Rosedragon" on the forthcoming Seeso comedy "Bajillion Dollar Properties."  For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your teacher or a... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet Varney is a comedian, actor and writer perhaps best known for her seven years hosting TBS's "Dinner and a Movie." She recurred on HBO's "Entourage" as Amy Miller (a television producer who works alongside Eric and Charlie), was a series regular on the hit E! and Yahoo series "Burning Love" seasons 1 and 3, and has made guest appearances in hit shows including "How I Met Your Mother," "Key and Peele," "Psych," "Bones," on the panel of... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114)

Attendees (186)

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