Artists and performers are doing what they can to provide some relief during a time saturated with heavy events. For over a decade the Springfield-based late night show “The Mystery Hour” has recorded in front of live audiences, hosted by Jeff Houghton. Now, he’s hosting the show from home every weeknight.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Jeff Houghton has begun streaming daily, live episodes on Facebook from his garage, which he calls “Desperation Studios.”
Episodes go live Monday through Friday evenings starting at 9:00 P.M. on The Mystery Hour’s Facebook page. According to Houghton, the show will continue to feature musicians and celebrities, but guests will appear on the show remotely from their own homes.
Since The Mystery Hour will be financially impacted by the lack of ticket sales from cancelled events, Houghton says he'll pivot to seek sponsors for the online episodes for now.