Kenan Thompson Is Developing a Sketch Comedy Series for Kids
Kenan Thompson wants to make an All That-style sketch series for today’s generation of kids. According to Variety, Thompson is developing a live-action sketch comedy show for kids with the digital media startup company Pocket.watch titled Pocket.watch Presents Skoogle. Thompson will voice an &... [Read More]
IFC Released an Episode of ‘Baroness von Sketch Show’ Ahead of Its Premiere Next Month
Back in May, IFC announced that it acquired the Canadian sketch comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show, and ahead of the 13-episode series’ American debut next month, the network released a full episode today on YouTube. The half-hour show is written by and starring Meredith MacNeill, Car... [Read More]
Inside Mike Upchurch’s ‘The Poetics of Sketch Comedy’
As comedy has become more popular, the demand for books about comedy and/or comedians has increased immensely. Besides the many memoirs, there has been a glut of books about improv, from the comprehensive Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual to Will Hines’ excellent How to Be t... [Read More]
IFC to Air Canadian Series ‘Baroness von Sketch Show’ This Summer
Canadian series Baroness von Sketch Show is set to make its US debut this summer. IFC announced today that it’s acquired the all-female sketch comedy series and will air 13 episodes of season 1 and 2 in sometime in late summer. The half-hour show is written by and starring Meredith MacNeill, C... [Read More]
IFC to Air Canadian Series ‘Baroness von Sketch Show’ This Summer
Canadian series Baroness von Sketch Show is set to make its US debut this summer. IFC announced today that it’s acquired the all-female sketch comedy series and will air 13 episodes of season 1 and 2 in sometime in late summer. The half-hour show is written by and starring Meredith MacNeill, C... [Read More]
IFC to Air Canadian Series ‘Baroness von Sketch Show’ This Summer
Canadian series Baroness von Sketch Show is set to make its US debut this summer. IFC announced today that it’s acquired the all-female sketch comedy series and will air 13 episodes of season 1 and 2 in sometime in late summer. The half-hour show is written by and starring Meredith MacNeill, C... [Read More]
R.I.P. Gary Austin, founder of The Groundlings (1941-2017)
Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, there were two places to go to find the best sketch comedians and improvising funny people in America: The Second City in Chicago and The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Gary Austin put The Groundlings on the map, founding the sketch and improv troupe and nonprofit sch... [Read More]
Episode #145: Jay Chandrasekhar
Jay Chandrasekhar has spent the past two decades writing, directing and acting in film and television. With his group Broken Lizard, he has co-written, co-starred and directed their feature films, Super Troopers, Beerfest and Club Dread. He’s also directed the big-screen version of Dukes of Ha... [Read More]
Happy birthday, Kurt Cobain: Check out the Nirvana singer’s “sketch comedy routine”
Today – February 20, 2017 – would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday. The singer and songwriter, frontman of the… MORE Happy birthday, Kurt Cobain: Check out the Nirvana singer’s “sketch comedy routine” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Episode #127: Kevin McDonald
Kevin McDonald is one of the original founders of The Kids in the Hall, the legendary sketch comedy troupe that started in Toronto, then became internationally famous over five seasons in the late 1980s and early 1990s thanks to HBO and later CBS. McDonald’s recurring characters included The K... [Read More]