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Aisha Tyler ... Herself - Host (19 episodes, 2001-2002)

John Henson ... Himself / ... (13 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jeff Zimmer ... Senor Sock / ... (9 episodes, 1994-1998)
Tom McNamara ... Stage Manager / ... (8 episodes, 1996-2000)

Robert DeCesare ... Various Sketch Characters / ... (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Myreah Moore ... Herself - America's Dating Coach (8 episodes, 2000)
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Series Directed by
Fred Mendes (28 episodes, 1995-2002)
Jeff Zimmer (7 episodes, 1995-1997)

J.V. Martin (unknown episodes, 1991-1992)
Brad Gyori (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Zoller Malone (unknown episodes)
Tor Ramsey (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Brad Gyori (18 episodes, 1991-2002)
John Henson (12 episodes, 1995-2000)
Mark Tye Turner (8 episodes, 1991-1999)
Stan Evans (7 episodes, 1995-1999)
Barry Weintraub (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
Lee Frank (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Greg Kinnear (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jeff Corriveau (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dan Dunn (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dave Greene (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dean Ward (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Matt Ward (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Robert Taylor (unknown episodes, 1994-1995)
Dan Greenberger (unknown episodes)
Lara Kierlin (unknown episodes)
Anna Porretta (unknown episodes)
Chris Provenzano (unknown episodes)
Adam Schwartz (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Mark Tye Turner .... senior producer / supervising producer (8 episodes, 1991-1999)
Alex Duda .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1995-1997)
Stan Evans .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
John Henson .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jeff Zimmer .... producer (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Brad Gyori .... producer (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
Greg Kinnear .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1991-1993)

Mark Keizer .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1992-1994)
Robert Taylor .... segment producer (unknown episodes, 1994-1995)
Tom Greenhut .... producer (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
David Bernstein .... senior producer (unknown episodes)
Gregg Cannizzaro .... producer (unknown episodes)
Ben Cheng .... producer (unknown episodes)
Angela Gordon .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Aileen Gram .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Deborah Adler Myers .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Heather Stewart .... producer (unknown episodes)
Tauran Woo .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Drew Neumann (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Bill LeBoeuf (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Sven Kamm (unknown episodes)
Bob Luchessi (unknown episodes)
Kim Segel (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Gary Snegaroff .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Wu .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1999-2002)

Tom Greenhut .... field director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Wayne Burgess .... property maker / property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Eric Sauppe .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1999)
Bill Kaplan .... sound mixer (1 episode, 2002)

Richard MacDonald .... sound (unknown episodes, 1991-1996)
Spencer Stander .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1994-1995)
Bill LeBoeuf .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Patrick Shen .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Kim Segel .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Aurelio .... videotape operator (1 episode, 1999-2002)

Carrie Richard .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1997-2002)
Tim 'Rockin' Docken .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Curtis Franz .... camera operator: jib (unknown episodes)
Mark Gonzales .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jeff Kozak .... tape operator (unknown episodes)
Thomas N. Pecorelli .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Perrin Sprecace .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Christopher Flynn .... technical director (25 episodes, 1999-2002)
Lara Kierlin .... writer (3 episodes, 1996-2001)

Wilfred Brandt .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bariann Brody .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gregg Cannizzaro .... sketch director (unknown episodes)
Kim Giancaterino .... infinit operator (unknown episodes)
Jesse Kaplan .... intern (unknown episodes)
Paula Kramer .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Patrick Shen .... teleprompter operator (unknown episodes)
Sadie Shiller .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
John Wood .... talent manager (unknown episodes)

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30 min

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The weekend recaps were always the best, 27 August 2007
Author: Jeff from United States

I can't believe how many people hate Hal Sparks! He was my favorite host of the show, hands down. I hate celebrity gossip and generally dislike talk shows, but when Hal Sparks hosted Talk Soup, it was must see TV for me. I rarely missed an episode during his run, and was saddened when the guest hosts started pouring in (although most of the guests still did a fine job).

Anyway, for all the people who dislike Hal Sparks, I imagine they must have never seen the weekend specials. They were hour long episodes of Talk Soup that comprised the best clips from the entire week, and were padded out by sketch comedy bits. The original bits that Hal Sparks did were hilarious. In one he got possessed by a bad comedy demon, and in an exorcist like scene his head spun as he told dated jokes about airline food. One episode was dedicated to making fun of Multiplicity, as a bunch of cloned Hal Sparks kept multiplying through out the episode, over-running the studio.

OK, maybe these don't sound as funny when I describe them, but all I know is that besides Talk Soup, the only other two shows I watched consistently during those years was The Simpsons and Late Night with Conan O'Brian. So if you like the comedy stylings of those shows, then you'd probably like Talk Soup during the Sparks years.

That said, Henson and Tyler were both great hosts as well. All three hosts brought something different to the table but they were all fine comedians in my opinion. Of course, throughout the Tyler and guest star years, my interest in this show began to wane, but every now and then I catch The Soup, the show's spiritual successor, and sure enough, the new host can bring some pretty unexpected laughs from time to time.

OK, I've wasted enough time talking about a TV show that isn't on the air anymore and on a channel that I generally despise. Go watch something else!

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