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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),…

When the first sketch is Stewart Lee with a kitten, how could this not be a good season?

Fist of Fun, season 2

Ben Goldacre once said said that during his time doing 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People, he was intrigued by what the comics said about the comedy venue having as much to do with the number of laughs tallied up as the act itself. Take Lee & Herring’s 1995-1996 sketch show Fist of Fun, for example. Season 1…

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It’s Kevin

When watching the 2013 sketch show It’s Kevin, it is important to remember that more than an actor or comedian, Kevin Eldon is a modern-day clown. In his shiny, red shoes with bright yellow laces, he relies on physical comedy, noises, and facial expressions for many of the gags. In fact, much of the humor is low-brow…