MST3K Live! The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour brought down the house Monday night at the Tobin Center, reminding everyone that, even in times of strife, there’s still plenty in the world to laugh about.
That’s particularly true of cheesy, old movies, the idea that launched a thousand episodes of the cult TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000, or MST3K.
This tour will be the last to feature creator and original cast member Joel Hodgson. Befitting his status, the show opened with the sleepy-eyed host leading the crowd through a singalong of the show’s theme song and a brief monologue, featuring a silly joke about San Antonio (“Is this named for Saint Anthony, the patron saint of cheap Italian food?”) and a few bars, by request, of “Freebird.”