There were actually two competing comedy networks. Ha! and The Comedy Channel. They started at roughly the same time, and I couldn't even tell you the differences between them anymore, but before the merger into Comedy Central, there was kind of a Wild West of programming on the two channels. A lot more cultish, live, and offbeat stuff. MST3K was one of the more popular shows. Clash! would be one of the more forgotten. Billy Kimball was the host of this show as well as Afterdrive, a talk show with Dennis Leary. Why Billy Kimball abandoned life in front of the camera, I know not, as he had a winning persona.
As for Clash!, it was a freewheeling game show on a cheap set, shot somewhere in NYC, I believe. It had a board of question topics in the Jeopardy mold, with a lot more humor thrown in. One topic I recall was "No Way, No Day." The most memorable aspect was if you won you got to spin a wheel to answer a single question. The wheel might land on the world's easiest question, which would be something like, "What is your birthday?" OR, you could get a topic like, "Obscure Maritime Law," in which case you had zero chance of answering the question.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this