Published on October 22nd, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Film Vault Friday: The Sketch Show

Last Sunday night in Toronto, Paul F. Tompkins treated us to his lengthy account of filming this short-lived series in England. I knew I had seek out evidence of his suffering. While the below clip doesn’t exhibit the wardrobe horrors he described, it’s still worth sharing as a rarity.

Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show lasted four episodes on FOX in 2005, and also starred Malcolm Barrett, Lee Mack, Kaitlin Olson, and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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