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The Mads Plan a Streaming Event

Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, aka Dr. Clayton Forrester and TV’s Frank, respectively, have announced a special livestream screening of Ed Wood’s “Glen or Glenda” on Tuesday, July 21 @ 8 p.m. EDT.
The show will mark Beaulieu and Conniff’s first time performing together this year, after The Mads’ 2020 tour dates were cancelled due to COVID-19. Tickets are on sale now for $10.
“If you’ve been social distancing yourself from ‘Glen or Glenda,’ Trace and I are giving the all-clear to watch this classic film,” said Conniff. “Of all the movies we’ve riffed, from MST3K to Cinematic Titanic and our own live shows, this is our favorite. Join us!”
“The Mads Are Back: Glen or Glenda” will broadcast live via a private YouTube link that will be sent to ticket purchasers an hour prior to showtime.
A percentage of the proceeds from the event will benefit NAACP Empowerment Programs, who engage primarily in training, education, and advocacy at the national and local levels.
“’Glen or Glenda’ might be the worst movie ever made, but it is also a film with great heart and compassion for the subject matter,” said Beaulieu. “I could be wrong. I’ve only seen it 50 times.”
The Mads will also be conducting a Q&A with fans after the screening for as long as time allows.

Tickets for The Mads Are Back: Glen or Glenda are on sale now.

Visit The Mads Are Back website.

Tickets for The Mads Are Back: Glen or Glenda.

9 Replies to “The Mads Plan a Streaming Event”

  1. Kenneth Morgan
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    I saw them riff this at the Colonial a while back. Great show!

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  2. The Original EricJ
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    “’Glen or Glenda’ might be the worst movie ever made, but it is also a film with great heart and compassion for the subject matter,” said Beaulieu.

    Yes, for a director who “just liked to wear the clothes”, as Tim Burton tells us, Ed lays on the “Persecuted by society’s gender norms!” preaching pretty darn thick.
    We even get the obligatory Persecution-Suicide in the first five minutes’ opening scene of the story, no less…

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  3. Master Ninja 2
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    The Original EricJ: Yes, for a director who “just liked to wear the clothes”, as Tim Burton tells us, Ed lays on the “Persecuted by society’s gender norms!” preaching pretty darn thick.
    We even get the obligatory Persecution-Suicide in the first five minutes’ opening scene of the story, no less…

    Dou you not understand subversiveness?

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  4. The Original EricJ
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    Master Ninja 2: Dou you not understand subversiveness?

    I get the impression Ed wouldn’t, even if one of Mad Magazine’s Spy vs. Spy characters hit him over the head with a giant club marked “Subvers-O-Bat”.

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  5. privateiron
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    I’ve seen this live. It’s a great time with great performers!

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  6. bartcow
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    I’m excited to see this again; I’ll third the sentiment that the live show was fantastic. The only thing that would make it better is if they would make their shows available for download or streaming (I’m sure rights issues and the desire to keep things affordable is why they don’t). The Tingler had me losing my breath.

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  7. DavidM
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    Frank is very stupid.

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  8. Thad Boyd
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    bartcow:
    I’m excited to see this again; I’ll third the sentiment that the live show was fantastic. The only thing that would make it better is if they would make their shows available for download or streaming (I’m sure rights issues and the desire to keep things affordable is why they don’t). The Tingler had me losing my breath.

    It’s not rights issues, as the vast majority of the films they riff are in the public domain. (Including this one.)

    I assume the reason they haven’t recorded shows for download or streaming is just the logistics involved — they’d either need to set up their own video hosting or outsource it to a third party, they’d need some way of handling payments and account data, and so on. And that’s aside from the actual recording and editing, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. (I love their podcast, but boy it’s got some audio quality issues.)

    As far as I know, the Glen or Glenda stream is the first online video they’ve done. Hopefully it goes well and they feel like doing more after this one.

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  9. bartcow
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    Thad Boyd: It’s not rights issues, as the vast majority of the films they riff are in the public domain.(Including this one.)

    I assume the reason they haven’t recorded shows for download or streaming is just the logistics involved — they’d either need to set up their own video hosting or outsource it to a third party, they’d need some way of handling payments and account data, and so on.And that’s aside from the actual recording and editing, which isn’t as easy as it sounds.(I love their podcast, but boy it’s got some audio quality issues.)

    As far as I know, the Glen or Glenda stream is the first online video they’ve done.Hopefully it goes well and they feel like doing more after this one.

    The ticket came with a download after the show! The Tingler is next. It’s as if they read my mind.

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