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12/07/06 00:23 AM
These are the Daves I know, I know... [re: Marquis]  

I watched season one of Kids in the Hall a few weeks back, so I'm going to use that as an excuse to pontificate.

Not all KitH sketches are funny, imo. But I can watch this one every day and enjoy it:

Who would FUCK you???

I watched three of your group's sketches, 'quis, in addition to the rap, which was itself quaint: Scrambly Dan, Russian Roulette and the Skydiver.

KitH has high production values, so it makes it easier to see facial expressions, but one observation about your group's sketches is there is a lot of standing around, and it's as if the plots are being handed off from one cast member to the next. There isn't much interaction or chemistry there, imo, and the characterizations, with one or two exceptions, are negligible (your rap was great though!).

By sketch:

The Skydiver had the best individual performance in the three sketches I watched. But the overall premise wasn't that interesting, and the rest of the cast didn't add much at all. Maybe if he had a different hobby it would work better.

ScramblyDan's premise offers possibilties, but I'd revisit the actual ScramblyDan character and put some kind of twist on him at the boogeyman stage. I also felt the dialogue was kind of limp in this one, no "I'll eat pancakes on her grave - fuck my diet! Fuck the bank!" line to really hang it on.

Russian Roulette started strong, some funny riffing on the Repug ignorance of all things tech, but the sketch was too long, and giving away the means of the Olympian's demise so early and then dragging it out didn't really work for me.

Despite these observations, your collective ambition is impressive, and there was clearly a great deal of thought given to the sketches, so I applaud you. Obviously, there are very few Bruce McCulloughs in the world, but you guys have chops.

Last minute thought - I'd use to_dizzy's coffee shop threads as inspiration for sketch ideas. to_ has a great sense of the ridiculous in modern life, and his threads are impeccably executed.

(How 'bout them Cowboys?!?!?)

Kid, you've paid your dues...dues and dues. ~J. Tweedy

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*Motherfuckingkingsofsketchcomedy  Marquis11/27/06 02:27 PM
..These are the Daves I know, I know...  power2charm12/07/06 00:23 AM
.*Sermons of Satan  Marquis12/12/06 02:33 PM
.*Re: Sermons of Satan  Froggy Starlust12/12/06 06:10 PM
.*Re: Motherfuckingkingsofsketchcomedy  anisette11/30/06 02:41 PM
.*No go, Rogo  Marquis11/30/06 05:34 PM
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