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Talking over a movie: most people hate it! Except sometimes they don't! When they don't, it's either a DVD commentary track or a movie riffing show, and we're here for the latter.

The art form known as movie riffing was popularized with the show Mystery Science Theater 3000, and it has only exploded since then, and here in Chicago it happens a lot! MST3k is back with a second new season on Netflix while old episodes run on Pluto.tv and pretty much anywhere online you'd care to look, and Rifftrax is up to three live broadcasts a year, but more important is the LIVE riffing.

We keep you up to date on local shows like VHS Comedy, where comedians riff the craziest VHS tapes your hosts can find as they stop by garage sales and thrift stores while touring the country, as well as big-name shows like the MADS from MST3k, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, and more. Finally, Chicago's own movie riffing crew, Down In Front, hosts a monthly scripted riffing show at @North bar featuring blockbuster films and oddities alike!

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B-Minus Fridays!

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Down in Front is back to bring you a show straight out of our classic movie-riffing roots where things will get really fun: we'll be riffing a B-movie with no net! Totally unscripted, live, improvised riffing. Warning: This show is not for the faint of heart! We call it Down In Front B-Minus and if you saw us with Jonah Ray in 2018, you already know what you're in for! If you didn't see us, here's what Jonah himself had to say about that show: "I had Down in Front riff with me and they made me laugh so hard that I had to stop riffing myself and just be an audience member." You can join us for the show at www.Twitch.tv/downinfrontlive starting at 8 for a Cinematic Rehabilitation you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, from the comfort of our homes. You can join us on our Twitch channel this Friday at 8 pm Central. It's a free show, so tell your friends!

B-Minus Fridays!

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Down in Front is back to bring you a show straight out of our classic movie-riffing roots where things will get really fun: we'll be riffing a B-movie with no net! Totally unscripted, live, improvised riffing. Warning: This show is not for the faint of heart! We call it Down In Front B-Minus and if you saw us with Jonah Ray in 2018, you already know what you're in for! If you didn't see us, here's what Jonah himself had to say about that show: "I had Down in Front riff with me and they made me laugh so hard that I had to stop riffing myself and just be an audience member." You can join us for the show at www.Twitch.tv/downinfrontlive starting at 8 for a Cinematic Rehabilitation you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, from the comfort of our homes. You can join us on our Twitch channel this Friday at 8 pm Central. It's a free show, so tell your friends!

B-Minus Fridays!

Online event

Down in Front is back to bring you a show straight out of our classic movie-riffing roots where things will get really fun: we'll be riffing a B-movie with no net! Totally unscripted, live, improvised riffing. Warning: This show is not for the faint of heart! We call it Down In Front B-Minus and if you saw us with Jonah Ray in 2018, you already know what you're in for! If you didn't see us, here's what Jonah himself had to say about that show: "I had Down in Front riff with me and they made me laugh so hard that I had to stop riffing myself and just be an audience member." You can join us for the show at www.Twitch.tv/downinfrontlive starting at 8 for a Cinematic Rehabilitation you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, from the comfort of our homes. You can join us on our Twitch channel this Friday at 8 pm Central. It's a free show, so tell your friends!

B-Minus Fridays!

Online event

Down in Front is back to bring you a show straight out of our classic movie-riffing roots where things will get really fun: we'll be riffing a B-movie with no net! Totally unscripted, live, improvised riffing. Warning: This show is not for the faint of heart! We call it Down In Front B-Minus and if you saw us with Jonah Ray in 2018, you already know what you're in for! If you didn't see us, here's what Jonah himself had to say about that show: "I had Down in Front riff with me and they made me laugh so hard that I had to stop riffing myself and just be an audience member." You can join us for the show at www.Twitch.tv/downinfrontlive starting at 8 for a Cinematic Rehabilitation you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, from the comfort of our homes. You can join us on our Twitch channel this Friday at 8 pm Central. It's a free show, so tell your friends!

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