Here is the exclusive story of how these mavericks slowly defeated the comedy of Hawaiian shirts, airplane food, and Blueberry Head (sorry, Carrot Top), spawned current superstars, and became the new mainstream.
After studying at the Players Workshop of the Second City in Chicago, Bob Odenkirk moved to New York City to join the writing staff of Saturday Night Live in 1987. and wrote for [the Chris Elliott sitcom] Get a Life, which was a really funny show.
Fifteen years ago, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and a close-knit gang of frustrated young comics and struggling actors from Los Angeles’ alternative stand-up scene found themselves alone and barely watched on late-night cable TV. Show With Bob and David, their violent, byzantine, ultraprofane showcase for absurdist sketches and short films, was America’s answer to England’s Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Canada’s SCTV.
"The Story of Everest," then, takes an extraordinary piece of slapstick comedy — Jay Johnston as a hapless traveller, having returned from scaling Mount Everest, constantly falling into a collection of thimbles and knocking them all over the place — and runs through it again, and again, and again, and AGAIN.
It is somehow funnier every single time, to the point of tears, which speaks to the fact that the best comedy transcends "commentary" — it makes you laugh until you cry.
As with many cultural artifacts, the strongest highlights have survived on You Tube, and many of them are still effectively isolated from their context. ," and so on have been left on our cutting-room floor. "Rap the Musical" (Season 2, Episode 2) “The fun of rap, without all that rap!
If that strikes you as tragic, just watch the whole series — even at its low points, Mr. " The idea of this sketch — what if rap was sanitized and reduced to stereotypical signifiers?