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Top 10 “Jam” Sketches

Here are Anglonerd’s top 10 favorite sketches from Chris Morris’s pitch black comedy sketch show Jam. Do not watch if you are a child, squeamish, easily saddened or terrified. 10. When the neighbor hears about the miscarriage, as a present, he handcrafts a tiny wooden coffin for the fetus, which is accepted with all the shock and…

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Teaser: Brass Eye

Brass Eye is Chris Morris’s 1997 current affairs television show spoof, which uses real public personalities like Noel Edmonds and Bernard Manning as commentators on “serious” issues like weasel fighting and the latest street drug: (urinal) cake. Brass Eye is available on DVD (region 2, PAL) and also occasionally pirated onto YouTube. Amid these real life people…

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Jam

What is it? Jam (2000) is Chris Morris’ dark comedy sketch show starring Amelia Bullmore, Julia Davis, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, and David Cann. It ran one season, totaling six half-hour episodes. It is based on the three-season radio show Blue Jam, which contained many of the same sketches. Where can I see it? It’s on DVD (region 2/PAL),…

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Teaser: Jam

Chris Morris’ TV sketch show Jam (2000), based on the radio sketch show Blue Jam, is not like other sketch shows. It’s much darker, dealing with topics like suicide and rape, but in a straight way that mimics dramas. It’s so dark, it almost passes through comedy and into unacceptably disturbing. I don’t like sketch shows…

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Asylum

  Director Edgar Wright turns 40 today. Instead of reviewing his well-known works like Spaced or The Cornetto Trilogy, or even his American films like Scott Pilgrim, let’s take a look at one of his earlier, more obscure TV shows. What is it? Asylum (1996) is a 6-episode TV show starring Norman Lovett, Simon Pegg, Julian Barratt, and Jessica…