For 10 years a trio of fast food items has dominated Cartoon Network's late-night programming on "Adult Swim" and has become something of a cultural touchstone.
The surreal animated comedy features a sadistic and lazy milkshake, a floating box of fries and a loving ball of meat living together in a rental home in New Jersey. Together, Meatwad, Master Shake and Frylock are the center of the 12-minute show.
The show has spawned a feature film and now, as it reaches its 100th episode on May 2nd, co-creator Dave Willis and voice actor Dana Snyder are bringing their comedy revue on the road for a national tour through April and May.
The live comedy variety show, dubbed simply "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live," will feature never-before-seen clips from the TV show, live music and special guests. Willis, the voice of Meatwad and Carl, and Snyder, the voice of Master Shake, will bring to life the characters that helped define the weird surrealist bent of "Adult Swim"'s ever-growing cartoon line-up.
"It's a multi-sensory experience," Willis explained in a phone interview. "It's definitely not characters in suits ice-skating."
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and local outlets listed on the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live" website.
The tour will bring them through Boston, where they've had some issues. In 2007, a blinking electronic sign promoting their movie prompted a city-wide bomb scare that closed a major highway.