Original Mystery Science Theater 3000 writer & cast member Mary Jo Pehl has announced a new livestream series in collaboration with Dumb Industries: The Mary Jo Pehl Show .
The monthly comedy-variety show is set to premiere on Twitch Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 8pm ET / 7pm CT, with Pehl hosting an interactive hour of comedy every fourth Tuesday of the month, free to all viewers. Chris Gersbeck, founder of Dumb Industries and producer of the popular The Mads Are Back livestreams with MST3K’s Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff, is producing.
The premiere episode will find Pehl presenting a series of unaired pilots and never-before-seen short films she has been involved with over the years, in what she is referring to as “The Failed Film Festival.”
Amongst the films to be presented are the pilot for RenFest , a sitcom starring Pehl as the newly-hired Second Assistant General Manager of a renaissance fair alongside her Cinematic Titantic co-stars Trace Beaulieu and Dave (Gruber) Allen , the pilot for America Obscurious , a mockumentary-style comedy also featuring Beaulieu in addition to MST3K & RiffTrax’s Kevin Murphy , plus a series of sketches Pehl produced and starred in featuring her own down-on-her-luck character Ruth Larson.
Themes for future episodes of The Mary Jo Pehl Show will be decided by the fans, with Pehl providing several possible options at the end of each show and letting viewers vote on which they’re most anxious to see next.
Watch the premiere episode of The Mary Jo Pehl Show on the Dumb Industries Twitch channel Tuesday, August 24 @ 8pm ET / 7pm CT!
Replays are available for those who subscribe to the channel via Twitch. If you have Amazon Prime, you get one free subscription monthly to use on whatever channel you like. Otherwise, you can pay cash to Twitch in the form of a channel subscription to have access to replays.
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THANK YOU for posting this. Mary Jo is hilarious… I am soooooo looking forward to this. The rifftrax episodes that she and Bridget do are among the best (I’ve only see a few, but they are all gems.) You are also a treasure if you help her work come to fruition. Have I great day. Thanks again, @deanadolphin
@deanadolphin, so I signed up to Twitch specifically for this show… It was great, and I missed the link to register for the next episode. Would you, please, please post it here for me? Also, RUTH LARSON, BWAHAHAHAHA!
I tried a few tricks on my machine to try to save the stream, but didn’t get anything working reliably before the show started. If you buy a subscription do you get a download link, or are you only able to replay the stream on demand?
Right now you are just able to do replay, but Chris said something about hopefully offering downloads in the future. Not sure what the hang-up is there for that, when you do it for the Mads? But that’s how we stand right now.
Hi everyone! Thank you for the kind words about the show! It was super fun producing.
I can say we will definitely be offering downloads for sale in the near future, we just haven’t had a chance to facilitate yet. For now, subscribing to the Twitch channel is the best way to watch and support the show. We’re planning a lot of fun subscriber-exclusive stuff outside of the regular monthly show so it will be well worth it. Thank you again!!