Tuesday, August 18, 2009

50 Greatest Comedy Sketches


I came across the 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches yesterday via Google when I was trying to break out of my writer’s block. As a child, I’d stay up and watch Mad TV and SNL (if I could stay up that late… which I rarely could.) And I thought that was the end-all, be-all of comedy. Even when I stepped into my first improv class and Harry Gordon asked us, “Why are you in this class?” I said, “I want to be on SNL.”

Silly 19-year-old Patty!

Now, I’ve stepped into the light. I know that SNL is an unrealistic goal – and if that’s the reason for being in comedy, well then – you won’t succeed in your comedy. If you want to be Adam Sandler, it’s not going to happen (and dear God, I’ve seen someone try and try and TRY. Get it through your head, guy! That grandmother voice isn’t getting you anywhere!) I want to do comedy because I enjoy doing comedy. I don’t need to be famous, I don’t need to be a renowned comedian, as long as I have the outlet to do it – I’m good. (That being said, GIVE ME A FULL-TIME PAYING COMEDY GIG AND I’LL TAKE IT!)

I also slowly realized there are tons of other sketch comedy shows I never knew existed. Or rather, knew existed but didn’t realize what it was! The sketch list pulls from all sources – “Abbot and Costello”, “Upright Citizens Brigade”, “SCTV”, “French and Saunders” – which, unbeknownst to me spawned the series “Absolutely Fabulous”, “Monty Python”, “Chapelle’s Show” and a ton of others.

Half of the links don’t work – but there are descriptions (and I’m sure there somewhere out there in the internet.) But I’m inspired for tons of writing this week and next week! I’m literally going to take sketches and copy them down word for word! Jeremy will never know!

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