I wanted to watch a few episodes of this show before posting a review, and now that the third episode has aired, I think it's safe to say that this is easily my favorite sketch show in a while. It's hilarious.
It's really unique--not quite like other sketch shows--it looks different and has its own vibe. If I was to try to compare it to anything, it kind of reminds me of a mash up Kids in the Hall (for the surreal sketches), the Farrelly Brothers (for its affection for the fun in lowbrow comedy), Curb Your Enthusiasm (for its improvised feel). Oh, and Kung Fu. Funny kung fu, of course. Plus, the show looks really great--very stylish--a real eye for visual detail.
One of the things that stands out about the show is that it makes you laugh so hard at low brow stuff, high brow/high concept stuff, and weird stuff, too. By having ALL of these angles, I appreciated each of them even more.
I laughed out loud at a number of what might be considered the more "Spike-centric" sketches--I'm not so old that I can't burst out at the "Peedrinking" sketch or the guy "enjoying himself" in his cubicle. I also loved the characters (Tron, the comedian/dry-cleaner, in particular). What really stands out, though, and I'm starting to really see it here with episode three, is the out-of-left-field, strange stuff. The zombie-hippie sketch was one of the greatest things I've seen in a long, long time....
Lance is hilarious, and the whole cast is equally strong--the actors all work together seamlessly and they bring out the best in each other.
With three down, I'm looking forward to more episodes...There's plenty here for both people who watch Spike all the time, and for those of us who don't fit the normal demographic. More episodes, please...
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