Well, it was a long time coming. You’d think when RiffTrax started doing live shows that this would be one of the first. Well, better late than never, I always say (I also always say “Oh, hey” when someone enters my house). This month, RiffTrax is conducting one of their awesome comedy commentaries over Tommy Wiseau‘s The Room.
For those of you not in the know, The Room is a 2003 cult classic that is widely considered to be one of the worst movies of all time, and people love it for that very reason. Midnight screenings of this movie are a common thing in cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, and now RiffTrax will be adding their special brand of humor to this “awfully good” film.
RiffTrax consists of Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett. You might remember them from a little/awesome show called Mystery Science Theater 3000. Since 2006, RiffTrax has created their own commentaries for some of your favorite and not so favorite movies. In 2009, they teamed up with Fathom Events and now perform live in movie theaters multiple times each year. Even if you can’t make the actual live event, you can watch RiffTrax at any Fathom event location. Earlier performances have included Starship Troopers, Godzilla (1998), and Birdemic. They have plenty in store for 2015, as you can see from the trailer below.
In case that trailer was too action packed for you, here is a rundown of their full schedule for this year:
· 5/12 – RiffTrax Live: The Room 2nd Showing
· 7/9 – RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 LIVE
· 7/16 – RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 2nd Showing
· 10/1 – RiffTrax Live: Miami Connection LIVE
· 10/6 – RiffTrax Live: Miami Connection 2nd Showing
· 12/3 – RiffTrax Live: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny LIVE
· 12/15 – RiffTrax Live: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny 2nd Showing
And if that wasn’t enough RiffTrax for you, all three members will be on the panel of @midnight, hosted by our Overlord Chris Hardwick, on June 9th! (For tickets to The Room, as well as other Fathom events, you can go here. If you are in the LA area on June 9th, you can get tickets for @midnight right here.)
So what say you? Are you excited to watch people talk over a movie in a forum where it’s actually allowed? Let us know in the comments below.