Thursday, September 10, 2009

THE NEWZ (USA; 1994)

THE NEWS (1994) was a one-season sketch-comedy wonder somewhat fondly remembered as the first to attempt to bring the flavour of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, MAD TV and IN LIVING COLOR to late night syndication, but since it varied little in its structure from those shows, and almost never pushed the envelope in new, innovative directions despite being afforded a later, more permissible time slot, it never really caught on. But it had its moments, and it proved fertile training ground for at least one future comedy star, Brad Sherwood, seen in the first clip as his recurring Tom Slack character:

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