As I've mentioned before, I'm a huge fan of sketch comedy shows. It's a great way to “mix it up” and keep the attention-span-impaired of us interested long enough to follow what's going on. I've sung the praises of Saturday Night Live on this website, but what about the other sketch comedy shows? Aren't there others that deserve attention too? I could sit here all day and go through all of the great sketch comedy shows I've seen, but these are my top 7 favorites. Some are still on broadcast or cable, but most are off the air and found on Netflix or YouTube. I've included links to a sample of each show's material, as well.
1. The Kids in the Hall, 1988-1995
Honestly, this is one of my favorite sketch comedy shows. It comes from a Canadian comedy troupe that features a very young Dave Foley (“NewsRadio,” “A Bug's Life”), Bruce McCullough, Scott Thompson, Mark McKinney (mentioned in an SNL article) and Kevin MacDonald. Their brand of comedy was of the “silly non-sequitur” kind, like this hilarious song by Bruce about “the Daves he knows.” Trust me, you're going to be singing this song all day. Give my apologies to everyone around you.