The Mads are Back!
Sat., May 20, 2017
The Mads Are Back! Join Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made and riff, or comedically make fun of, them live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. The Mads will riff a film and a short, and will do a Q&A afterwards. There will also be a Meet & Greet before and/or after the show, as time allows.
Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his TV career writing for the Peabody award winning Comedy Central series Mystery Science Theater 3000, where he also played “TV’s Frank,” the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist sidekick. He then went on to be a writer, producer and actor on the ABC TV series Sabrina the Teenage Witch and he was a writer and producer on The Drew Carey Show on ABC, The New Tom Green Show on MTV, and the satirical series O2BE on the Oxygen Network, where he was also a cast member. He was head writer of the animated Nickelodeon series Invader Zim, and also was a writer and producer for the Air America Radio network, where he provided material for on-air personalities Rachel Maddow, Marc Maron, Lizz Winstead, Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, and Randi Rhodes. He was a writer and performer on Viewpoint with John Fugelsang on Current TV, and on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on the FXX network, and he also writes and performs on The Jimmy Dore Show on Pacifica Radio. He can currently be heard weekdays 2 to 5pm on the Sirius XM radio show, Tell Me Everything. In his spare time, he writes, produces and directs original musical comedy radio plays for his scripted podcast, Podhouse 90, and writes and performs in “Cartoon Dump,” a monthly stage show in NYC.
Trace Beaulieu is a comic actor, writer, and performer. He was a founding member of the Emmy nominated, Peabody Award-winning, cult hit show Mystery Science Theater 3000. In addition to writing, occasionally directing, designing and building sets and props, Trace performed the puppet character Crow T. Robot, and mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester. He repeated these roles in the 1996 film version of the show, MST3K: THE MOVIE. Trace wrote for ABC’s America’s Funniest Videos for nine seasons. He played a recurring character on Freaks and Geeks, and has had cameo appearances on The West Wing and Arrested Development. For six years, he toured with the original cast of MST3K in a live movie riffing show, called CINEMATIC TITANIC. Trace is currently the voice of A.R.T. the robot on Paul Feig’s Other Space on Yahoo TV.
Reserved seating. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket prices do not include the $2 per ticket Facilities Fee or the $1.50 per ticket Service Fee. These fees will be calculated at check out. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office or online. Please note that the seats in the rear balcony have limited leg room.
If this show were rated it would probably be PG-13, but keep in mind it is a live show so anything could happen!