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A Sketch Primer: Part 1 – Mr. Show

Posted in Comedy with tags , on December 5, 2008 by fieldingmellish

When most people think of sketch comedy, they immediately think of Saturday Night Live. And I suppose we shouldn’t blame them for this, since SNL is basically the only game in town in the US. It’s also an institution. You know about it, your parents know about it, and your little sister knows about it. But believe it or not, there’s more out there. So I’m starting a series about other great sketch shows. If you like SNL, or you would like SNL if it were funnier, then you should check some of these other shows out. If you like MadTV, there’s still hope you can be saved.

Our first show is Mr. Show, in my opinion the best pure American sketch comedy show in history. Continue reading