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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 16 Apr 2017, 8:46am
by revbob
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Apr 2017, 9:03am
Curiosity: Did an old Canadian comedy duo called Wayne and Shuster ever make it into American (or even Limey) consciousness? They were active from the 40s to the 80s, so I don't expect any of the younglings to know them, but I'm curious about the arthritic crowd here. I loved 'em as a kid in the 70s, but their schtick—and it was schtick—hasn't aged well for me. (Frank Shuster, btw, was a cousin of Joe Shuster.)
I don't think the board is old enough nor Canadian enough. They don't look familiar. I remember liking Bob and Ray as a kid.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 16 Apr 2017, 9:05am
by Dr. Medulla
revbob wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 8:46am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Apr 2017, 9:03am
Curiosity: Did an old Canadian comedy duo called Wayne and Shuster ever make it into American (or even Limey) consciousness? They were active from the 40s to the 80s, so I don't expect any of the younglings to know them, but I'm curious about the arthritic crowd here. I loved 'em as a kid in the 70s, but their schtick—and it was schtick—hasn't aged well for me. (Frank Shuster, btw, was a cousin of Joe Shuster.)
I don't think the board is old enough nor Canadian enough. They don't look familiar. I remember liking Bob and Ray as a kid.
I figured that'd be the case re. W & S. I've heard of Bob and Ray, but never actually seen or heard them.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 16 Apr 2017, 11:08am
by revbob
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 9:05am
revbob wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 8:46am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Apr 2017, 9:03am
Curiosity: Did an old Canadian comedy duo called Wayne and Shuster ever make it into American (or even Limey) consciousness? They were active from the 40s to the 80s, so I don't expect any of the younglings to know them, but I'm curious about the arthritic crowd here. I loved 'em as a kid in the 70s, but their schtick—and it was schtick—hasn't aged well for me. (Frank Shuster, btw, was a cousin of Joe Shuster.)
I don't think the board is old enough nor Canadian enough. They don't look familiar. I remember liking Bob and Ray as a kid.
I figured that'd be the case re. W & S. I've heard of Bob and Ray, but never actually seen or heard them.
I recall WOR, channel 9 showing reruns of their show at some point.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 16 Apr 2017, 12:33pm
by Dr. Medulla
revbob wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 11:08am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 9:05am
revbob wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 8:46am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Apr 2017, 9:03am
Curiosity: Did an old Canadian comedy duo called Wayne and Shuster ever make it into American (or even Limey) consciousness? They were active from the 40s to the 80s, so I don't expect any of the younglings to know them, but I'm curious about the arthritic crowd here. I loved 'em as a kid in the 70s, but their schtick—and it was schtick—hasn't aged well for me. (Frank Shuster, btw, was a cousin of Joe Shuster.)
I don't think the board is old enough nor Canadian enough. They don't look familiar. I remember liking Bob and Ray as a kid.
I figured that'd be the case re. W & S. I've heard of Bob and Ray, but never actually seen or heard them.
I recall WOR, channel 9 showing reruns of their show at some point.
Based on Wikipedia, Bob and Ray were working the same terrain as Wayne and Schuster. Just a half-step removed from vaudeville.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 16 Apr 2017, 12:46pm
by revbob
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 12:33pm
revbob wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 11:08am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 9:05am
revbob wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 8:46am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Apr 2017, 9:03am
Curiosity: Did an old Canadian comedy duo called Wayne and Shuster ever make it into American (or even Limey) consciousness? They were active from the 40s to the 80s, so I don't expect any of the younglings to know them, but I'm curious about the arthritic crowd here. I loved 'em as a kid in the 70s, but their schtick—and it was schtick—hasn't aged well for me. (Frank Shuster, btw, was a cousin of Joe Shuster.)
I don't think the board is old enough nor Canadian enough. They don't look familiar. I remember liking Bob and Ray as a kid.
I figured that'd be the case re. W & S. I've heard of Bob and Ray, but never actually seen or heard them.
I recall WOR, channel 9 showing reruns of their show at some point.
Based on Wikipedia, Bob and Ray were working the same terrain as Wayne and Schuster. Just a half-step removed from vaudeville.
None of them could hold a candle to Red Green though.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 16 Apr 2017, 12:51pm
by Dr. Medulla
revbob wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 12:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 12:33pm
revbob wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 11:08am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 9:05am
revbob wrote:
16 Apr 2017, 8:46am


I don't think the board is old enough nor Canadian enough. They don't look familiar. I remember liking Bob and Ray as a kid.
I figured that'd be the case re. W & S. I've heard of Bob and Ray, but never actually seen or heard them.
I recall WOR, channel 9 showing reruns of their show at some point.
Based on Wikipedia, Bob and Ray were working the same terrain as Wayne and Schuster. Just a half-step removed from vaudeville.
None of them could hold a candle to Red Green though.
Our Big Bang Theory. :disshame:

edit: Actually, Home Improvement is closer and just as unfunny.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 12 May 2017, 2:09pm
by Dr. Medulla
Watching Norm Macdonald's new special on Netflix. It's surprisingly not all that good. A few good bits here and there, but a whole lot of stuff that drags and has zero payoff.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 15 May 2017, 4:46am
by Silent Majority
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 May 2017, 2:09pm
Watching Norm Macdonald's new special on Netflix. It's surprisingly not all that good. A few good bits here and there, but a whole lot of stuff that drags and has zero payoff.
Norm agrees. http://www.avclub.com/article/norm-macd ... ial-255215

Personally, although there's a fallow stretch in the middle, it made me laugh harder than anything has in months.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 01 Jun 2017, 12:24pm
by Inder
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Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 01 Jun 2017, 1:02pm
by Dr. Medulla
Wow. That's a who's who of Canadian Gen Xer coming of age comedy. Just getting Rick Moranis to come out of stasis is huge.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 02 Jun 2017, 5:45pm
by Dr. Medulla



You're welcome.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 12 Jul 2017, 7:18pm
by Dr. Medulla


A bit too obvious at times, but this stands as an extended SCTV piece.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 05 Sep 2017, 8:42am
by Dr. Medulla


Is this funny? I think it is, but I honestly can't explain why it works.

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 05 Sep 2017, 12:58pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 8:42am


Is this funny? I think it is, but I honestly can't explain why it works.
Is it just the sheer absurdity?

Re: Funny sketch comedy that's funny

Posted: 05 Sep 2017, 1:02pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 12:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Sep 2017, 8:42am


Is this funny? I think it is, but I honestly can't explain why it works.
Is it just the sheer absurdity?
Well, yes, but why is it absurd? What's being disrupted or transgressed or whatever to make that funny? I'm just curious about what's going on there that makes a person laugh.