Joel Hodgson is best known for creating the Peabody award-winning movie riffing sci-fi series Mystery Science Theater 3000. He was also the host of the series for the first 100 episodes. Recently, MST3K has been included in several “top 100 TV shows of all time” lists, including Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, and Rolling Stone.
Joel started out in show business as a stand-up comedian and appeared on “HBO’s Young Comedians Special” as well as “the Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”. Joel also had several appearances on the beloved “Freaks and Geeks” TV series on NBC and currently does the voice of “Mayor Dewey” on Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe.”
Last November Joel created the “BringBackMST3K.com” campaign through Kickstarter and along with the shows “backers” raised over 6 million dollars to fund new episodes of MST3K while setting a world record for the most funded film or video project ever! Those next 14 episodes will feature an all new cast as well as cameos by the original MST3K cast and writers and also be available on Netflix in 2017!