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The Show


THE SHOW


"Anyone who hasn’t seen this show should see it." 
- Greg Holman


"I can't stress enough how cool this thing is..." 
-Springfield News-Leader

"The first show sold out and The Mystery Hour continues to sell out every taping."
-417 Magazine



 

 

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The Show


THE SHOW


"Anyone who hasn’t seen this show should see it." 
- Greg Holman


"I can't stress enough how cool this thing is..." 
-Springfield News-Leader

"The first show sold out and The Mystery Hour continues to sell out every taping."
-417 Magazine



 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

The Mystery Hour began in the original basement theatre of The Skinny Improv as a conspicuously fake TV show. Over five pre-televised seasons, it grew through grassroots word of mouth to become an underground phenomenon.

Now with 3 emmy wins, syndication on multiple FOX networks, and live audiences of 700+ people, The Mystery Hour has completed 6 seasons on television. Hosted by "Mystery" Jeff Houghton, the show  features fascinating guests, incredible music, and hilarious comedy sketches. The Mystery Hour is filmed monthly in front of a live studio audience at the historic Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield, MO and airs on FOX 5 Saturday nights at 9:00 p.m. and on FOX 14 Saturday nights at midnight.

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The Host


THE HOST

 

 

Originally from Iowa City, IA. Jeff moved to Springfield, MO in 2003. Shortly thereafter Jeff joined The Skinny Improv Mainstage cast where he performed every weekend to great crowds for several years. It was there that he created The Mystery Hour in 2006.

Jeff has won 3 Emmy Awards. The first came last year for On-Camera Talent - Performer/Host, with 2 more coming this year for Arts and Entertainment Program and Arts and Entertainment Program Featured Segment for Instagram Husband. 

Jeff created and starred in the viral hit, Instagram Husband, which currently has over 25 million views as well as many other digital hits. This year he has created videos for 7-Eleven, Fossil, and Thrivent Financial and been the lead in videos for Bass Pro Shops and Hellman's Mayonnaise.

Jeff is also a writer, actor, and stand up comedian. He worked for the Late Show with David Letterman, appearing in numerous sketches. He has traveled the country, as well as internationally, hosting and performing, while also living in New York and Los Angeles.

 

Additionally, Jeff works as on-air talent for FOX 5 creating humorous news segments and promos. He has performed stand up at the Comedy Store and trained at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Jeff was named 417 Magazine's Entertainer of the Year, and Springfield Business Journal's 12 People You Need to Know. Awards are nice, but kinda dumb in comparison with his wife Michelle and son Elias.

 

 

 

The Host


THE HOST

 

 

Originally from Iowa City, IA. Jeff moved to Springfield, MO in 2003. Shortly thereafter Jeff joined The Skinny Improv Mainstage cast where he performed every weekend to great crowds for several years. It was there that he created The Mystery Hour in 2006.

Jeff has won 3 Emmy Awards. The first came last year for On-Camera Talent - Performer/Host, with 2 more coming this year for Arts and Entertainment Program and Arts and Entertainment Program Featured Segment for Instagram Husband. 

Jeff created and starred in the viral hit, Instagram Husband, which currently has over 25 million views as well as many other digital hits. This year he has created videos for 7-Eleven, Fossil, and Thrivent Financial and been the lead in videos for Bass Pro Shops and Hellman's Mayonnaise.

Jeff is also a writer, actor, and stand up comedian. He worked for the Late Show with David Letterman, appearing in numerous sketches. He has traveled the country, as well as internationally, hosting and performing, while also living in New York and Los Angeles.

 

Additionally, Jeff works as on-air talent for FOX 5 creating humorous news segments and promos. He has performed stand up at the Comedy Store and trained at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Jeff was named 417 Magazine's Entertainer of the Year, and Springfield Business Journal's 12 People You Need to Know. Awards are nice, but kinda dumb in comparison with his wife Michelle and son Elias.

 

 

 

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Writers


THE PEOPLE

The show is pulled off by the incredible work of a lot of people. Here they are.

Writers


THE PEOPLE

The show is pulled off by the incredible work of a lot of people. Here they are.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER                                            PRODUCER                                                                  PRODUCER

DIRECTOR                                                                    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR                                                    FLOOR DIRECTOR                                                                               

ANNOUNCER | SIDEKICK

STAFF WRITERS

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR                                              SEGMENT PRODUCER                                               SEGMENT PRODUCER

SOUND ENGINEER                                                  GRAPHICS EDITOR                                                     EDITOR

STAGE MANAGER                                                       ONLINE EDITOR

HOUSE MANAGER                                                     GUEST LIAISONS

LOAD IN CREW

HAIR                                                                               MAKEUP                   

TRANSCRIPTS                                                             MARKETING DIRECTOR                                             MARKETING INTERN

SALES DIRECTOR                                                     SET DESIGN                                                                 SET CONSTRUCTION

PHOTOGRAPHY                                                       LEGAL TEAM

Most Meh


Most Meh


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the gist

It's time to celebrate the people that don't get celebrated enough--the people in the middle! We want to crown the most ordinary of the ordinary! After all, the most important part of the road is the middle of the road. Let's face it, we mostly hear from the top and the bottom. We have enough lists about the 40 Under 40's and 20 Under 30's of the world, and heaven knows we hear enough about people in the news for all the wrong reasons, but we rarely recognize the people who are somewhere in between exceptional and horrifying--the magnificent middle!

So submit yourself if you're not too high, not too low. 

If you reach your monthly goal at work six months out of the year, this is the list for you. If you have a favorite pair of khaki pants, this is the list for you. If one of your accomplishments is knowing the full list of appetizers at Cheddars, this is the list for you. 

Winners will be a part of the October 6th TMH taping and will receive a box of average priced vanilla ice cream.


examples of submissions

-I'm submitting myself because I have a riding lawnmower that's a pretty good riding lawnmower...

-I care about my job, but I don't CARE about my job. I get my work done, and have time to watch hilarious YouTube videos...

-You should see my bookshelf, I've read half of half of those books, but I bought all of them...

-My resume is double-spaced, 1.25 margins, but I have a resume, so...

-I don't want to brag but, my kids put up with me...

 

*To be clear, we're asking you to be self-deprecating. We want you to make your ordinary things sound extraordinary.* 

This is a real contest. This is not only a Mystery Hour bit--well sort of it is--but not just a bit.


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need to know

Deadline for submissions:
Monday, September 25th.

We will decide on a our Top 10 that week and let you know if you've made the 10 Most Meh list.

TMH Taping Requirement
Everyone on the 10 Most Meh must be available on Friday, October 6th for The Mystery Hour taping. They will be acknowledged during one of the episodes, where we announce the three finalists and will crown the one Most Meh of them all.


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