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  • A man with his mouth open in the Jam intro

    The Gallows Humour of British Sketch Show Jam

    A man holds up a corner shop with a gun lodged in his stomach, a six-year-old girl hired to cut up a body, and the world’s worst, strangest doctor are all common, unadulterated features in the venomous, astonishing realm of Chris Morris’ Jam (2000). It’s every bit cruel as it is comedic. It practically cannot […] More

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    Behind The Bastards At SF Sketchfest: A Bagel Tossin’ Review

    This story doesn’t begin with a live recording of a podcast like it should. Instead, it begins in a 1993 Toyota pickup truck, attempting to climb its way through the Sierra Mountains. What should have been a four-hour drive from Reno to San Francisco turned in to an eight-hour snowy trek through the mountains. It […] More

  • The Monty Python troupe stand up inside an animation of a man's head

    Monty Python at 50: Greatest Hits and Dead Parrots

    October 5th 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Monty Python troupe’s collective debut, with the first episode of the television show Monty Python’s Flying Circus airing on BBC1 at 11pm on October 5th 1969. There was little fanfare and the Radio Times entry at the time suggests little anticipation or excitement. But from such […] More

  • Tim Robinson is hunched over with his hands wide in a shot from his Netflix show I Think You Should Leave

    Knife, black midi, Mueller, and More!

    Welcome to What’s the Buzz, where members of our staff provide you with recommendations on a weekly basis. This week’s entries come from: Brien Allen, Don Shanahan, Bryan O’Donnell, John Bernardy, Hawk Ripjaw, and Andy Hageman. Bryan: The new London-based experimental rock band black midi released their debut album, Schlagenheim, on June 21, and I […] More