J. Elvis Weinstein


J. Elvis Weinstein

Infobox Comedian
name = J. Elvis Weinstein


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birth_name = Josh Weinstein
birth_date = c. 1970
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notable_work = "Mystery Science Theatre 3000"
website = http://www.stinkburger.com

Josh "J. Elvis" Weinstein is an American writer and performer, best known for his roles as Dr. Laurence Erhardt and the original puppeteer/voice for Tom Servo on "Mystery Science Theater 3000".

"Mystery Science Theater 3000"

Weinstein was one of the founding writers/performers of the show in 1988 at the age of 17. He changed his professional name from "Josh" to "J. Elvis" to avoid confusion with former "Simpsons" writer Josh Weinstein.cite web
url = http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0918441/bio
title = "Biography for J. Elvis Weinstein"
work = Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
accessdate = 2007-06-18
] cite web
url = http://www.mst3kinfo.com/scan.html
title = "Brain Scan: Where Are They Now?"
work = [http://www.mst3kinfo.com/index.html The Satellite News]
accessdate = 2007-06-18
] cite web
url = http://www.stinkburger.com/whoisjelvis.html
title = "Who is J. Elvis?"
work = Stinkburger Inc.
accessdate = 2007-06-18
] The two are frequently confused nonetheless. Weinstein worked on "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" during its original appearance on Minneapolis UHF station KTMA-TV from 1988 to 1989, and its first season on Comedy Central (then called the Comedy Channel) from 1989 to 1990.

Work after "MST3K"

After leaving "Mystery Science Theater 3000", he went on to become a writer for "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star", "Malcolm and Eddie", and the critically acclaimed NBC dramedy "Freaks and Geeks". He has also been the head writer for NBC's late night show "Later with Greg Kinnear", and "America's Funniest Home Videos".cite web
url = http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0918441/
title = "J. Elvis Weinstein"
work = IMDb
accessdate = 2007-06-18
]

Weinstein has an extensive background in stand-up comedy; he has performed over a thousand shows as a stand-up comedian, and has also written material for Garry Shandling, Dennis Miller, Roseanne Barr, Louie Anderson and other comedians. He is currently the president of Stinkburger Inc.

Cinematic Titanic

On October 30, 2007, Joel Hodgson announced he was starting a new show with the same, "riffing on bad movies," premise as "MST3K" called "Cinematic Titanic", together with former "MST3K" cast and crew members Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff and Mary Jo Pehl. [ [http://www.cinematictitanic.com/ Cinematic Titanic - Homepage of MST3K alumni Joel Hodgson, Frank Conniff, Josh Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu and Mary Jo Pehl ] ]

References

External links

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* [http://www.stinkburger.com/ Stinkburger Inc.]
* [http://www.cinematictitanic.com Official Cinematic Titanic website]


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