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The Dana Carvey Show 

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Riffs on pop culture, politics and even the show's own sponsors.
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Series cast summary:
Dana Carvey ...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
Steve Carell ...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
Stephen Colbert ...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
Heather Morgan ...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
Robert Smigel ...  Various Characters / ... 8 episodes, 1996
Bill Chott ...  Various Characters / ... 7 episodes, 1996
Colleen Dunn ...  Performer 5 episodes, 1996
Jim Fagan Jim Fagan ...  Announcer 5 episodes, 1996
Peggy Shay Peggy Shay ...  Grandma the Clown / ... 4 episodes, 1996
Elon Gold ...  Various Characters / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Chris McKinney ...  O.J. Simpson / ... 2 episodes, 1996
James Stephens III ...  Various Characters 2 episodes, 1996
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A Saturday Night Live alum, Dana Carvey brings his talent for sketch comedy to his own show with "The Dana Carvey Show." Not afraid to be lewd, crude, shrewd, or sophisticated, Dana Carvey and his team (mostly talented unknowns) embark upon a quest to lampoon the President, their sponsors, C-SPAN, and pop culture with their inventive and wacky skits. Written by Sam Hayes <gshayes@mail.gwi.net>

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Brace yourself for the most outrageous comedy show of the year!

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English

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12 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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The Diet Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Jimmy Fallon auditioned to join the cast. Louis C.K. admitted to Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) that he refused to hire Fallon because he was jealous of Fallon's looks. According to C.K., the show's female staffers wanted Fallon to be cast but he adamantly refused and threatened to quit if Fallon was hired. See more »

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Referenced in Cartoon Superheroes Abridged: Episode #1.1 (2015) See more »

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Why it was cancelled
15 January 2002 | by regular8See all my reviews

I saw The Dana Carvey Show on TV and I knew immediatly it would be cancelled. It was too pointed and it was going to offend too many people to be on TV. I thought the show was extremely funny, and I also thought it was totally unleashed, unrestrained, in its point of view. It was very sharp, gritty, no-nonsense stuff, with plenty of sharp barbs and dead-on observations. It reminded me of the straight, uncensored political and social humor of Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, Don Rickles, and even the vulgar physical humor of Charley Callas, when those guys were really at the top of their form. I was so sorry that TV cannot put this kind of great humor on and keep it on. That says a lot about our TV and its limitations, and proves that our TV has not lived up to its potential. The Dana Carvey Show was not tolerable; and we are not as free a people as we think we are.

Dana Carvey is one of our best comics and his shows should not be muted. He is very insightful, and his humor can shake us to the core. Where is an open forum where he can let loose? Long gone, on Chestnut Street.


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