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Thursday, February 5 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
RiffTrax Night of the Shorts 5: A Good Day to Riff Hard with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett and guests Todd Barry, John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, 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 fifth 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 Todd Barry ("Louie"), John Hodgman ("The Daily Show"), Paul F. Tompkins ("Best Week Ever"), frequent Rifftrax Presents team Cole Stratton ("Pop My Culture Podcast") and Janet Varney ("The Legend of Korra").

www.rifftrax.com $30 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Adam Savage will no longer be appearing. 

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... 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 sixteenth 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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Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro... 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... 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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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 with... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up!", the web series "Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins," the podcasts The Pod F. Tompkast and The Dead Authors Podcast, and the live variety show Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins at the West Hollywood theatre Largo at The Cornet. He is a regular guest on both the television and podcast versions of "Comedy Bang! Bang!" For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film... Read More →
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Todd Barry

Todd Barry was born in New York City. He moved to South Florida as a cute little boy, then moved to Manhattan as a macho little man. He received a BA in English from the University of Florida. He’s appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and has had his own Comedy Central Presents special. He’s done voice work on "Dr. Katz Professional Therapist," "Freak Show," "Lucy... Read More →



Thursday February 5, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114

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