Various comedy sketches parody celebrities and pop cultural and political topics.
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Series cast summary:
Jennifer Elise Cox ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
Nadya Ginsburg ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
Steve Kramer Steve Kramer ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
Michael Roof Michael Roof ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
Christen Sussin ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
Shayma Tash ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
Chris Williams ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
Frank Caliendo ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
Gavin Crawford ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
Daniele Gaither ...  Various 16 episodes, 2000-2001
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Various comedy sketches parody celebrities and pop cultural and political topics.

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8 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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No, no one believes the hype...
17 December 2002 | by Liquid RombieSee all my reviews

I'm generally interested in wasting an a half hour or an hour to watch what would normally be set to be a bunch of comedians run around making fun of stuff for no apparent reason than to make money for themselves in laughs. Laughing is good, but given the fact that I could possibly fall asleep through this show I won't be amazed the cast of SNL-rejects making up the show aren't living in cardboard boxes by now.

Hit skit-comedy rely on making fun of at least then current news and mixing in what would hopefully be original events and characters. And while shows like SNL have gotten less favorable in recent years, other shows like MadTV have actually managed to gain some popularity. But the writers of Hype have missed the boat entirely. Not only do they try and make fun of the unfunny (such as Tom Hanks in "Good Actors, Gone Bad" and terrible cross over ideas such as "Touched by a Dark Angel") but the fact that the entire show is just based on making fun of already existing media and celebrities means it falls flat. The added fact the comedic acting level is to that of a loaf of bread from most of the cast doesn't help things.

Hype didn't outlast it's first season, and given the level or writing and acting displayed in the two episodes I saw I'm not surprised at it one bit. If you want a good show full of skits, stick to your usual... "Don't believe the Hype."


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