Former “Daily Show” Head Writer Elliott Kalan Is Now the Head Writer of the New MST3K

More and more, we’re thinking that Joel Hodgson is doing a reboot/revival better than anyone before him.

A record setting Kickstarter campaign and a fantastic cast of Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn, Patton Oswalt, and Felicia Day have really made the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 pretty swell.

Series creator Joel Hodgson is making sure that the new version of MST3K will not fall victim to reboots of your favorite things from your childhood and, in our opinion, done a very great job every step of the way.

Bringing on former Daily Show with Jon Stewart head writer Elliott Kalan as a head writer is yet another good move by Joel. Also, it’s another example of how widespread the influence is from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart alums these days.

With all these pieces in place, we have a feeling that this MST3K relaunch will pay plenty of homage to the old show, but also be one that will feel right at home in the comedy landscape of 2016.