Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Whitest Kids U' Know

Lately, I've been watching a sketch comedy show called "The Whitest Kids U' Know."

This show is brilliant. Sketch comedy by nature is very hit or miss. They throw a lot at you, and most of it isn't going to be that funny. Take Saturday Night Live for example. Even in its hey day, I thought it was only about 40-50% funny. WKUK though, has the highest ratio of hilarity I've ever seen in a sketch comedy show.

The greatest thing that the WKUK has working in its favor, is artistic freedom. As is apparent from the show's content, and from cast interviews, IFC is fairly permissive with the troupe, allowing them to incorporate more extreme content. The WKUK, however, is never frivolously offensive. Their sketches are dark, ironic, often socially conscious, and genuinely creative. And unlike other sketch comedy shows, their work is less topical, so you can watch it more than once and it will still be funny.

Go find yourself The Hitler Song and The Never Song on Youtube.

Trevor Moore, the head writer of "The Whitest Kids U' Know"

...I have to admit, I'm kind of obsessively in love with him and his comedic genius.

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