SATURDAY: “Cartoon Dump” with Frank Conniff in Hollywood – Animation Scoop

SATURDAY: “Cartoon Dump” with Frank Conniff in Hollywood

Comedian Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Invader Zim) returns for one final performance of Cartoon Dump this Saturday night at the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood. Started in 2007 by Conniff and animation historian Jerry Beck (yours truly), the show is a stand-up comedy revue, done in the style of 1960s afternoon kids shows, hosted by Moodsy, the clinically depressed owl (Conniff). The comedy skits and guest performers are intertwined by the world’s worst cartoons – real ones from the 1950s, like Mighty Mister Titan (a physical fitness cartoon) and Captain Fathom (an cartoon sea captain with live-action lips).

Comedians Emo Philips, J. Elvis Weinstein, Jimmy Dore, Lisa Corrao, and others to be announced – along with Jerry Beck who will introduce the cartoons – will appear at the Steve Allen Theatre (4773 Hollywood Blvd.) on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 8:00pm. The theatre will be closing this summer (to be torn down and replaced by condos).

Cartoon Dump was first performed in July 2007 and was performed once a month at the Steve Allen Theatre for five years. During that time, guest comedians included Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Chris Hardwick, Joel Hodgson, Dana Gould, Emo Phillips, The Sklar Brothers and many others.

For ticket and venue information, please visit the Trepany House website.

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
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  • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

    There’s not much to say about any of the modern cartoons that are just long commercials.

  • Nic Kramer

    Long commercials?! Most of the shows I saw right now ain’t toy based shows. Some don’t even have much or any merch.