A writer on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and featured as the beloved arch-nemesis Pearl Forrester, Mary Jo Pehl is, of course, best known for being a crossword puzzle clue in a national magazine.
Mary Jo currently teams with MST3K alum Bridget Nelson for their hilarious movie commentary on RiffTrax. She stars in the web series Ruth Larson Lives!, and co-created the pilots for RenFest and America Obscurious.
She has been featured at comedy and theater festivals with her standup comedy and her show One Across: My Life As a Former Crossword Puzzle Clue. For booking information, contact Mary Jo here.
Mary Jo has also been featured on Hidden America with Jonah Ray and Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite. Wired magazine named Mary Jo one of the top 100 geeks to follow on Twitter, and ToplessRobot.com called her Pearl Forrester one the Top Ten Delightfully Hammy Villain Performances.
Mary Jo was a producer, writer, and performer with Cinematic Titanic, a live theatrical version of MST3K that played to sold-out audiences across the country. .
Mary Jo’s book, Employee of The Month And Other Big Deals is available on Amazon. She has written for magazines and websites, and contributed to several anthologies. Her commentaries have aired on NPR’s All Things Considered, and she has appeared live with the Mortified show and been featured on its podcast.