Jam (2000– )

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A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.

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Adapted from a monologue in his "Blue Jam" radio series, Chris Morris' first short film is a haunting black comedy about a man who no longer uses his name because he's decided he's ceased ... See full summary »

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Christopher Morris ...
 Chris / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Alison Shive / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Dr. Michael Perlin / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
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A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes include death, insanity and, most often of all, the medical profession. Written by Anonymous

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Rather than have credits, each show ended with a black screen with "www.jamcredits.com" on it. See more »

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During the Thick Agency sketch in episode 1, the CCTV footage of Julia Davis approaching the help desk shows both the boom mic and camera operators standing behind her. The camera is visible again moments later in the sketch, reflected in the help desk's window. See more »

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Chris Morris: When dancing, lost in techo trance, arms flailing, gawky Bez, then find you snagged on frowns, and slowly it dawns, you're jazzing to the bleep tone of a life support machine that marks the steady fading of your day old baby daughter. And when midnight sirens lead to blue flash road mash, stretchers, covered heads and slippy red macadam, and find you creeping 'neath the blankets, to snuggle close a mangle bird, hoping you soon too will be freezer drawed. Then welcome. Mmm, ooh chemotherapy wig....
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On The Road
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You'll laugh, but not too loud in case anyone can hear.
28 March 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Jam has been described as being the televisual version of the state of mind you're in when you've been awake for 3 days or sedated on strange mind-drugs. I'd go along with that. It also happens to be the best thing seen on TV for a long, long time. Visually, it is simply stunning. One sketch will be shot a grainy security camera, the next on high quality widescreen film, one might be in negative, while another would use stop-motion photography. The content is incredibly dark, in Chris Morris' bizarre other world where every seems right on the outside, but not far beneath the surface lurks something altogether wrong and loony. A demented mother asks a plumber to fix her dead baby, a man commits suicide by jumping off a first floor window 40 times in case he'd change his mind. Morris' script and the superb cast's acting makes you laugh all the way through, and that's the really scary bit.


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