Day: December 14, 2015

MADtv will celebrate its 20th anniversary on TV, but on The CW instead of on FOX

MADtv debuted on Oct. 14, 1995, 20 years after Saturday Night Live —¬†and though the upstart FOX sketch comedy ensemble never unseated NBC’s SNL in the battle for late-night Saturday TV viewers, the show named for the long-running animated satirical magazine managed to produce plenty of comedy stars over its own 14-season run. Key & Peele, anyone? The list goes on, and many of those stars have realigned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of MADtv‘s birth. Only their reunion tribute isn’t airing on FOX? Nay nay. It’ll air in primetime Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, on The CW — the...

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Episode #43: Mary Mack

Today’s guest is Mary Mack, whose comedic voice is so uniquely wonderful and winning, you’d barely believe they could replace her on an animated TV series. But then Mack’s life is full of surprises onstage and off, the kind of act that could compete for the Andy Kaufman Award and still see her spending parts of her year not in L.A., Minnesota or road gigs but serving coffee out of her own camper in the woods of the upper Midwest. We talk about all of that, and she proves that her willingness to interact with strangers is not an...

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