Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo PehlMary Jo Pehl is a writer on the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000, and was featured on air as the beloved arch-nemesis Pearl Forrester.

She has toured the country with Cinematic Titanic, the live version of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and currently co-stars with Bridget Nelson on RiffTrax. Mary Jo is featured in the second season of Hidden America with Jonah Ray on SeeSo and has appeared in Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite.

Her writing has appeared in Austin Monthly, Austin Chronicle, Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis StarTribune, Catholic, and in several anthologies, including Life’s A Stitch: The Best of Contemporary Women’s Humor and Travelers’ Tales: The Thong Also Rises.

Mary Jo’s commentaries have aired on NPR’s All Things Considered and she has appeared live with the Mortified show and on its podcast.

Mary Jo’s book, Employee of The Month and Other Big Deals, is available on Amazon.

Learn more about Mary Jo Pehl on her website,, and follow her on Facebook and on Twitter as @maryjopehl.

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