"Eggs? Yeah, we fix 'em. Well, are they broken all the way or are they just cracked? OK, well that's good, just bring 'em right in...
" The year: 1984. The sketch: "Roy's Food Repair". The stars: John Candy, Valri Bromfield, Dave Thomas, Carrie Fisher, and Paul Simon. The show: a short-lived NBC comedy variety program produced by Lorne Michaels called The New Show
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posted by Atom Eyes
on Jul 10, 2010 -
That’s so weird!
is a Canadian sketch comedy series on YTV. Pitched at the young teen audience, anyone who likes their humour broad and zany will enjoy this. Some favourite sketches are Daniel Book (a 17-but-still-7 Daniel Cook
), Logan and Wilf (teen boys parodied) and the Cafeteria Ladies
. The show was recently picked up by Boomerang Latin America and Nickelodeon Australia. A whole new generation of Canuck sketch comedy takes off, eh?
posted by No Robots
on Apr 30, 2010 -
The Night Andy Kaufman Sabotaged
After Michael Richards flipped out
at the Laugh Factory, some speculated
that Kramer had an "Andy Kaufman moment" gone horribly wrong, but did you know that Richards was once a target of Kaufman's humor himself? On February 20, 1981, Andy Kaufman hosted
ABC's late night comedy show, Fridays
, but refused to stay on script during the live Broadcast. After deliberately blowing lines in several sketches, Kaufman instigated a fight
during one sketch, by pouring water on
Fridays cast member, Michael Richards. The next year, ratings for Fridays were so low that they asked Kaufman to host a second time
to boost ratings. (More inside.)
posted by jonp72
on Nov 23, 2006 -