Post by vanhagar3000 on Jan 19, 2004 16:33:10 GMT -5
Okay we all know that Joel's standup routine was being a gizmo guy but what about the other cast and writers. I think Jim Mallon and Kevin Murphy were mainly guys were more production people for TV and movies.
But what were the routines of people on the show? I know the following people did do stand up: Trace Beaulieu Josh Weinstein Mike Nelson Bridget Jones Frank Conniff
Joel, Trace and Josh did their rounties at the first mini convention in 1989 so maybe someone who went there knows what theirs was like. Otherwise what about Mike, Bridget and Frank? Anyone have info on them?
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Post by vanhagar3000 on Jan 25, 2004 0:36:27 GMT -5
A little bit of info on Josh Weinstein's comedy from mst3k.booyaka.com
Subject: MST3K - article from UMinn paper From: Minnesota Daily (U of M paper) Date: August 18, 1989 Headline: Bachelor of Comedy Author: Burns, Lisa Page: 4 A&E
"In his stage routine, Weinstein doesn't dwell on any one subject, but jumps from bit to bit, allowing just enough time to get the laughs in. Hard put to define his act, he stalls for the right words. "Ah, geez. I dunno. Observational, commentative? I try to expose things. This is how people want you to see something, but this is what they're really saying. We don't always see it because we're clouded by hype. I don't think I'm a visionary, but I look closer. We accept things too easily...I can't characterize it. Cynical, observational? A little angry, maybe, but I don't try to force it on anyone else."
His act is definitely cynical, and yes, sometimes angry, though it doesn't insult the audience or make you feel uncomfortable and he's there to make you laugh. In subject, Weinstein has fun with television commercials, cartoon characters, his unfulfilled golf ambitions and our lack of cultural literacy. He brings up his family and vacations and what it was like growing up Jewish. Weinstein has killed audiences and died by them, but he still gets up and does it again"
Post by Diet Kolos on Jan 14, 2020 23:07:28 GMT -5
Van Hagar. There's a name I've not heard in a long time...
But to answer your question. Outside of Joel's stand-up, no, nothing has surfaced. The only one that might ever would be Mary Jo, as she was once featured on one of those stand-up shows on Comedy Central before she was hired.
I know Frank would do a brief bit of stand-up before the feature during the Cinematic Titanic live shows. There's at least one clip of him from this out there (specifically, it's his theme to "Convoluted Man"). But I haven't seen any clips from the Brains' stand-up days pre-MST3K. Yet another thing I'll have to get footage of when I get a time machine (along with all those Ernie Kovacs tapes that got dumped into the river, and a copy of "London After Midnight" on safety film).