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The Mads: The Brain From Planet Arous – Live riffing with MST3K’s The Mads!

November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff (The Mads From MST3K) live-riff on the 1957 cult classic, THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS

The Mads are back! Join Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff (“Dr. Clayton Forrester” and “TV’s Frank”) for this special livestream event as they live-riff through the 1957 cult classic, THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS, with a Q&A with Frank & Trace and very special guest Dana Gould (Seinfeld, The Simpsons)!

This show will broadcast live via a private link that will be sent to ticket purchasers an hour prior to showtime.

Viewers will be able to tune in from anywhere in the world.

Anyone who purchases a ticket will gain access to re-watch the livestream and download it for personal viewing. Please allow 24 hours for us to process the video and make it available for rewatching and downloading.

The show will not be available for purchase after the broadcast ends.


Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country challenging his domination. Although its B-movie status gave it poor reviews upon its initial release, the film has since become a cult classic.

In 1983, Stephen King told Playboy magazine that his novel “Carrie, for example, derived to a considerable extent from a terrible grade-B movie called The Brain from Planet Arous.”

Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his TV career writing for the Peabody award-winning 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.

Trace Beaulieu is a comic actor, writer, 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.

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