What the heck is “Movie Riffing?”
Movie Riffing is the art of adding comedic commentary to a movie. The most famous (and first) riffers, of course, are the gang from Mystery Science Theater 3000. They have since spun off to other wonderful riffing projects like Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic. Other current riffing shows in North America include The Doug Benson Movie Interruption, Cineprov, and Master Pancake.
Who are you people, anyway?
Check out the “About the Gentlemen” page for all the good stuff!
Can you do [insert your favorite worst movie here]?
Definitely send us your ideas. We’re movie fans like you, and we have huge lists of movies we want to take on. But that doesn’t mean we won’t flip out with glee when you suggest a title we haven’t thought of yet.
How do you choose your movies?
The Gentlemen Hecklers have an encyclopedic knowledge of cheesy movies. There is no shortage of ideas for what to riff. First, we announce the film. Then we actually check to see if it’s available on DVD/Blu-Ray/etc. Then we apologize profusely and select another film. These steps are repeated until a physical copy of a movie is in the hands of The Gentlemen Hecklers. After that, we hand it over to the crack team at The Rio to do their booking magic.
When and where do you perform?
Our home is The Rio Theatre, a gorgeous 420-seat theatre in Vancouver, Canada. As for when we perform, we will keep a regular schedule up on the website and our Facebook page.
What’s your Twitter handle?
First of all, thank you for saying “handle.” It makes us feel like we’re still in the heyday of the CB Radio craze. We’re at twitter.com/genthecklers.
How can I get tickets in advance?
Advance Tickets will be on sale at Riotheatretickets.ca. Check the main page of the site for specific links to shows as they are announced.
Is the show Family Friendly?
Our shows at The Rio are licensed, and current liquor laws prohibit entry for those under 19 years of age. Also, we sometimes cuss.
Did you say licensed?
Yup. Have a drink.
Hey! [insert movie we’re riffing] is my favorite movie! HOW DARE YOU?
How dare we, indeed? Everyone has a favorite movie, and not everyone is happy when it gets riffed. All we can say is if you arrive with an open mind, ready to laugh, then you’ll have a good time. We’re pretty funny. If you’ve already decided we’re The Devil for making jokes about your Greatest Movie Ever Made, then you should probably sit this one out. But come back for the next one!
Can we shout stuff out, too?
Leave it to the Professionals. Leave it to The Gentlemen Hecklers.