The Tour is on the Road!


Cross Country Tour Includes Stops in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver & More!

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Fans Invited to Meet Host Emily Marsh at a Facebook Live Event 

on Tuesday, November 2 at 2 PM Eastern

OCTOBER 29, 2021: Alternaversal, the production company responsible for the critically-acclaimed TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix, is thrilled to announce that MST3K’s newest host, Emily Connor, will be leading the nationwide 2021-2022 tour of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) LIVE: Time Bubble Tour!

The “Time Bubble Tour,” supervised by series creator Joel Hodgson, features the 1985 sci-fi/horror film Making Contact, and will star Emily Marsh as Emily Connor, who was hand-picked by Joel to be his successor on the live tour. Rounding out the cast are Conor McGiffin as Tom Servo, Nate Begle as Crow, Yvonne Freese as Mega-Synthia/GPC, and Kelsey Brady as Swing Puppeteer.

An MST3K fan since childhood, Emily Marsh is no stranger to the show. She performed in 2019’s Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour, and she will also be joining the series cast as a new host alongside Jonah Ray in season 13 of Mystery Science Theater 3000, coming next year.

“Emily is inherently funny, and she has great comic timing that makes her perfect as MST3K’s next host,” Hodgson notes. “After thirty years of MST3K having exclusively male hosts, it’s really refreshing to see a woman step into that world. Emily’s performance creates a profound evolution in the show’s tone. I’m super excited for everyone to see how great she is.”

To commemorate the tour launch, Emily will participate in a Live Q&A through the official MST3K Facebook page ( on Tuesday, November 2, at 2 PM Eastern. Fans will be able to ask Emily questions about her career, her love of MST3K and, of course, the new Time Bubble Tour.

The tour will make stops in more than 50 cities across the country. For a complete list of currently available tickets and additional information, visit



JULY 6, 2021: Alternaversal, the production company responsible for the critically-acclaimed TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix, today announced its nationwide tour of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) LIVE: Time Bubble Tour, with the first 27 of an expected 80 nationwide dates, taking the tour through spring 2022. The long-running series (34 years old next Thanksgiving!) has also garnered the Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence and multiple Emmy award nominations.

The “Time Bubble Tour,” supervised by series creator Joel Hodgson, will launch in October of 2021 in York, PA, and feature the beloved returning cast of the 2019 “Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour,” Emily Marsh, Conor McGiffin, Nate Begle, and Yvonne Freese, along with the world’s only movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and GPC. The show features the film Making Contact and will include all the tour signatures: hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, and silly sketches. The show will be directed by Tim Ryder, an alumni of the Second City Mainstage cast and writer and performer from the MST3K TV series.

“I’m thrilled to announce that the MST3K live show is back on the road for audiences to enjoy together again, especially after a year that’s been tough on all of us. I’ve learned to never underestimate the power of hanging with friends and watching a cheesy movie while bots yell stuff at the screen,” said series creator, Joel Hodgson.

Making Contact (1985) is the Roland Emmerich directed film that Emily and the Bots will riff, featuring animated toys and an evil ventriloquist dummy in an overcrowded childhood during the eighties. 

Tickets to the first wave of tour stops go on sale on Friday, July 9 at 12 Noon Eastern with the exception of the performance in Chicago. Ticket on sale date information for the Chicago performance on December 11 will be announced at a later time. For a complete list of currently available tickets and additional information, visit


10/30/2021  York, PA  The Pullo Center 

11/2/2021 Cleveland, OH Mimi Ohio Theatre

11/4/2021 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre

11/6/2021 Rochester, NY Auditorium Theater

11/7/2021 Washington, D.C. Warner Theater

11/10 & 11/11/2021 Boston, MA The Wilbur

11/12/2021 New Haven, CT Shubert Theatre

11/15/2021 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater

11/16/2021 Kalamazoo, MI State Theatre

11/20/2021 Detroit, MI Masonic Theater

11/21/2021 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall

11/23/2021 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Place Theater

11/24/2021 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theater

11/26 & 11/27/2021 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre

11/28/2021 Cedar Rapids, IA Paramount Theatre

12/11/2021 Chicago, IL CIBC Theatre

12/18/2021 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre

12/20/2021 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre

12/22/2021 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel

12/26/2021 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre

1/15/2022 Dallas, TX Winspear Opera House

2/5/2022 New York City, NY Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center


“If the tour is coming anywhere near your town, and you consider yourself
an MST3K fan, you absolutely owe it to yourself to get a ticket.” –

“MST3K contains some of the HIPPEST,
deepest SATIRE of the generation.” – Los Angeles Times

“30 years later, that INGENIOUS B-movie spoof
is STILL GOING STRONG.” – The New York Times


Alternaversal is the production company founded by Joel Hodgson to bring back MST3K with a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign in 2015, raising over 6 million dollars! The series currently resides on Netflix with 20 feature-length episodes where it has been frequently included as one of the top trending programs on Netflix. Last May, Hodgson sponsored a second Kickstarter campaign that broke the show’s previous Kickstarter record by raising $6.5 million.

That’s a Wrap!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, MSTies of all ages, welcome to your final update from MST3K LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. We here at Alternaversal and the entire cast and crew that made the show happen each and every night are very grateful to everyone who came out to see MST3K on its third and largest national tour to date. To close out this series of weekly updates, Joel Hodgson, Nate Begle, Yvonne Freese, Conor McGiffin, and Emily Marsh would like to leave you with a word of thanks. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to learn about any new MST3K LIVE projects that may be coming to you in the not-too-distant future… Till next time!

Yvonne Is Left Out

Yvonne Freese has some hard and fast rituals about doing her Mega-Synthia make-up before each show, and it can often be a very time-consuming process. Because of this, she sometimes has to miss out on some of the green room shenanigans the rest of the cast get into. This can cause her to get a bit… mad. Check out an example in the video below, and when you come to see MST3K LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour when it comes to your town, please leave your rotisserie chickens at home. Thank you.


Welcome to another look at life on the road with MST3K LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! We won’t lie to you – sometimes life on the road can be stressful and it’s not unheard of to occasionally butt heads with your fellow cast members. How does the cast of MST3K LIVE settle differences? DANCE FIGHT. Check out a brief demonstration in the video below. And don’t forget that The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour may be coming to your town soon, so dance your way over to the box office and grab your tickets today!

We Have Our Winners!

If you’ve been following MST3K on social media, then you know we recently had a drawing for two lucky fans to win a copy of our coffee table book, Bringing Back MST3K: The Making of The Return & The Gauntlet. Fans entered by signing up for the MST3K LIVE newsletter with an additional option of submitting a short video explaining why they love MST3K. And, folks, we have our winners! Congratulations to Caryn of Chippewa Falls, WI and to Gabriella of Fresno, CA. Check out why Gabriella loves MST3K in the video below, and find out why you’ll love MST3K LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour by seeing the show when it comes to your town!

The Phantom of the Karaoke Bar

When on the road, it’s important to find those special moments when you can relax with friends and let your hair down. And what better place to do that than a karaoke bar? Check out the video below for a stirring performance from Yvonne (GPC/Mega-Synthia) and Conor (Tom Servo) and don’t forget to see them work their magic live when MST3K LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour comes to your town!

Conor Can Eat Again!

Hello, all! If you saw last week’s video update, then you’ll know that Conor (Tom Servo) was recently under the weather. But all is well! Conor’s feeling better and, hallelujah, he can even eat solid food again! Check out Conor’s return to health in the video below, and please, take care of yourselves.

And We’re Back!

Welcome back, everybody! Our cast and crew are well-rested and are already back on the road for the 2020 leg of MST3K LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! The show recently stopped in Seattle, WA, which happens to be the city No Retreat, No Surrender takes place in. If you’ve seen our riff of the film, you know that the grave of Bruce Lee plays a pretty crucial part in the story, and Emily (Emily Crenshaw), Nate (Crow), and Yvonne (Mega-Synthia/GPC) recently visited the grave to pay their respects. And if you haven’t seen our riff of the film, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today!

Checking in from Universal Orlando

Greetings! Welcome to another weekly check-in from the cast of MST3K LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. Shortly after Thanksgiving, the cast had the chance to let loose at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, shortly before going on their holiday break. The tour will be on a brief hiatus until January 15, 2020, but we’d like to thank each and every one of you who joined us in the fall and winter of 2019 to catch Joel on his final tour, and welcome the new road cast into the fold. See you in the new year!