A Look Back on MST3K: 25 Years of Laughter

It all began with a group of misfit comedians and low-budget television producers in Minnesota in the 1980s.  

Joel Hodgson and his friends.

Joel Hodgson, a nationally-recognized prop comic and magician who had the audacity to turn down NBC’s offer for a role in a sitcom not once, but twice, had all but abandoned his career in stand-up after Los Angeles and Hollywood left him with a bitter taste in his mouth.  He returned to Minnesota, where he taught classes in comedy and occasionally performed at clubs with some of his students and comedian friends, Josh Weinstein and Trace Beaulieu.

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